This week we will be talking about Santa’s Helpers in speech therapy. To start December, I like to incorporate some elf activities for preschool and kindergarten as well as some reindeer activities before we jump into Santa and his workshop.
Who are Santa’s Helpers?
Elf Activities for Preschool
Some kids are lucky enough to have an Elf on the Shelf at their house. Most of our early childhood classrooms have one for the kids who do not have them at home to experience the magic of the Elf moving around each night. I have an elf in my speech room that is NOT an Elf on the Shelf so students have a chance to play with him and interact with him during speech therapy.
In my weekly lesson plans for early childhood speech therapy, you get links to several books, songs, Boom Cards, digital and printable activities from Teachers Pay Teachers and additional videos that promote language learning for young students.
Elf themed books this week include Five Busy Elves, The Littlest Elf and How to Catch an Elf. I love using repetitive books in speech therapy because they are easy to adapt for different levels of communication.
My favorite songs include seasonal vocabulary, action words and repetition as well. This week we have some super fun songs for counting Elves and following directions with the Elf in My Pocket!
For speech therapy students who are working on syntax, I am using the Silly Elves Sentence Absurdities from my TpT store. I have also included a free pdf download of We’re Going on an Elf Hunt slides!
Reindeer Activities for Preschool
There are more books on reindeer than Rudolph! One of my favorites is now The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer. One of my students was OBSESSED with The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin and enlightened me on this little board book series. I have also included The Littlest Reindeer in this week’s lesson plans.
Looking for reindeer songs for preschoolers? I’ve got you covered. The “safe links” are included to the Reindeer Pokey which I love for following directions and body parts as well as Hello Reindeer which is GREAT for teaching simple greetings and seasonal vocabulary.
Speech And Language Activities for Preschoolers
In the lesson plans this week, you will find links to FREE Boom Cards for pin the nose on the reindeer, following elf directions as well as printable activities that target articulation and language skills. There is a 100 trials printable, a no print categories activity and a FULLY EDITABLE feed the winter friends activity. Read more about using editable products in your classroom HERE.
Also included this week is a visual recipe for reindeer food that your students will love making and taking home for Christmas Eve night.
Download the weekly lesson plans for preschool speech therapy by clicking on the image below. If you aren’t ready to download and explore all of the activities, just pin this post to your Christmas Pinterest Board!
I hope this is an exciting and memorable week in speech therapy for you and your students! Follow along on Instagram in my stories for updates as the week goes on. I save my weekly lesson activities in my highlights bar. Check out our gingerbread activities from last week here!