February speech therapy activities with preschoolers are a lot of fun! My Valentine activities for preschool students include books and songs for vocabulary. We also play games that target vocabulary and action words. I also use Valentine’s Day worksheets for preschoolers working on articulation skills.
Valentine Activities to promote language and communication
Preschool Valentine’s Day Songs
When looking for songs for each theme, I like to find songs that have repetitive words or tunes. I also look for songs that have actions in them. Beginning our session with a song gives students a chance to work on imitation skills and oral language. Some of my kids are very strong in number or counting skills. If they are confident in numbers, I use a counting song that gives them little boost of engagement at the beginning of the session.
You can download the preschool Valentine’s Day lesson plans to get “safe” links to all of the songs I will be using in speech therapy this week.
Valentine’s Day Children’s Books
Whether you are in person or doing virtual lessons, reading a themed book for a lesson provides many opportunities to work on language skills.
The books I have chosen for this week all have seasonal vocabulary for Valentine’s Day. Preschool and Kindergarten students LOVE The Old Lady Who Swallowed…Books. I love the repetition and the ability to work on sequencing and narrative skills.
I often use familiar storybook characters with read aloud activities because it helps students make connections over time. For this reason, Mouse and Pete the Cat books are included in these preschool Valentine’s Day lesson plans.
You can read this blog post to see how we used How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You in speech therapy one year.
valentine activities for preschool
My preschool articulation students will be using tracing worksheets that keeps little hands busy while we take turns practicing speech sounds. Each worksheet has 10 words included with multiple opportunities for repetition. In the product, I have included tips for maximizing the time allowed in a session to get the most repetitions.
If you are looking for Valentine activities for preschool students working on oral language skills, use this Present Tense Verb Bingo Game.
Another Valentine’s Day game for preschool or kindergarten classrooms is Flip to the Finish. With twelve different Valentine themed vocabulary words, students will roll the dice and flip letters to completely spell their word. The first person to get all of the letters wins the game!
It is a great game to use with mixed speech therapy groups. See the video on the PREVIEW for an example!
For more February lesson plans for preschool speech therapy, check out these ideas for Dental Health Month.
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