January 31st is hot chocolate day. If you are looking for hot chocolate preschool activities, you have come to the right place! In this post, you will find hot chocolate activities that include read alouds, songs, directed drawings, sensory bin ideas, printables and more!
I use these hot chocolate activities for preschool students who receive speech therapy, but you can use them in your home, in your classroom, or in your speech therapy room.
Hot chocolate preschool activities
With preschoolers, it is important to keep a predictable schedule. Our 30 minute small groups always start with a song because that gets the wiggles out. So let’s look at some of the hot chocolate activities for preschool students that I love to use in speech therapy.
hot chocolate songs
This song is a lot of fun because they students have to listen for instructions. It is repetitive so students can easily learn the words and participate.
Hot Chocolate Picture Books
After we sing a song, we go sit at the table to read a book. Some books about hot chocolate for preschoolers are (affiliate) linked next:
Try a Hot chocolate directed drawing
Depending on the age and skill level of the group, we may work on language skills/following directions and listening for details using a directed drawing activity like this one.
play with A Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin
These hot chocolate activities do not have to include actual hot chocolate. Hot chocolate preschool activities can include sensory play! To make a hot chocolate sensory bin, I suggest using Cocoa Puffs or Cocoa Krispies. Add some real marshmallows, small white pom-poms or cotton balls. Grab some little coffee cups from your kitchen set, add a couple of spoons for stirring. Place it all in a large tub.
Prior to using the bin, have children sanitize their hands. Review the rules about keeping the items in the bin and have a great time! Work on action words like pouring, scooping, drinking. Add descriptive language like hot, cold, soft, crunchy. Work on comparing sizes/concepts with none, more, most, some.
speech therapy activities articulation
For students specifically working on articulation sounds, I like to have a themed activity to work on in the classroom but then take home for practice. This cocoa themed worksheet is engaging and unique! Each one turns out differently as the students can create their own coloring code.
For more Winter themed lesson ideas that promote language and communication, check out these posts: