Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry & Bright Freebie

Our kids did such adorable activities this week, we wanted to share them with you. Not only did they turn out super cute, they were so easy to prepare and the kids thought they were really fun, too! We hope you will enjoy our Merry and Bright: Print and Go Christmas Activities. This Freebie includes activities for listening comprehension, following directions, and critical thinking, a present drawing activity, and two open ended activities to target any skill.
Here is the sheet before the scrapbook paper was added.

And here is the finished product! So darn cute!

The kids had a blast making these colorful Christmas lights with paint markers.
Click this link to go to our TpT Store and download this FREEBIE!
While you're at our store check out a few of our other Christmas activities. The Ugly Christmas Sweater Reinforcement Game has been a hit with our students this season! The game is designed for up to 4 players. Each player picks one of the 4 ugly Christmas sweater cards. The remaining cards are shuffled and placed in a pile facedown. After taking a speech turn, the student takes a card from the stack. If the card contains an item needed to make the player's sweater, he keeps the card. If not, the card is placed back in the bottom of the stack. Play continues until one students collects all the items needed to make his sweater. So Much Fun!!!!
Make one of these ugly Christmas Sweaters using our Ugly Christmas Sweater Reinforcement Game
Another great Christmas item available is Vocabulary Higher Order Graphic Organizers: Christmas.  This low-prep, low-ink activity includes graphic organizers targeting higher order thinking skills and Christmas vocabulary. Each graphic organizer is divided into four sections: 1) Word 2) Illustration 3) Definition and 4) Sentence. Rather than giving the student the vocabulary word each time, various sections of the graphic organizer are filled in requiring the student to inference, make connections, and use visual imagery. There are also free Christmas Vocabulary Cards available for your students who may need a color visual.
Thanks for looking! Merry Christmas!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Fun!

Christmas is the MOST wonderful time of the year! There are so many fun and creative ideas to do with your students during therapy. We especially love reading books and doing activities related to the books with our kiddos. One of our favorite books this time of year is Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seifold & Vivian Walsh. This story is about a little dog named Olive who thinks she is a reindeer. She heads out to the North Pole to help Santa and has a grand adventure. Because our students always want us to read this book to them, we developed a language and literacy lesson to go along with it. This lesson includes listening comprehension questions, a targeted vocabulary word, a phonological awareness activity sheet targeting beginning sounds in words, a language activity with flash cards for practicing comparatives & superlatives, and a fun Guide the Sleigh Roll & Color Game that can be used to reinforce any skill.  Head on over to our TpT store by clicking the link below and take a look at this lesson.

While you're at our store, if you have a SmartBoard, download our Ho!Ho!Ho! Santa Knows! Game for FREE! This Smartboard interactive whiteboard file includes a Santa Claus game that can be used as a reinforcer for various lessons and subjects, including sight words, math facts, vocabulary, speech sounds, etc. Students take turns choosing a Santa to reveal whether they are on the naughty or nice list. We reward those on the nice list with a sticker. This is a quick and easy way to make any lesson fun.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Freebies!

Today we are linking up with Speechie Freebies to offer you our What's in the Stocking? An Adapted Interactive Picture Book. Adapted, interactive books are tremendous therapy tools and have many uses, such as expanding vocabulary, recalling details, increasing mean length of utterance, and increasing attention. Not only do these books promote literacy, they actively engage the student kinesthetically in the reading process by increasing tactile access to the book.

Suggestions for using this book are provided below:
  • Use the picture cards to preteach Christmas vocabulary before reading.
  • Read through the story first for clarity & fluency.
  • When using vocabulary pictures, begin with only two picture card choices and increase the number of choices as appropriate.
  • If using in a small group, pass out vocabulary picture cards and as you read have the students match the cards to the story.
  • While reading the story, allow the students to fill in the missing word (target vocabulary word) verbally or by adding the picture card.
  • Use the picture vocabulary cards to retell the story.
  • Use the vocabulary cards to have students answer questions about the story.
  • Define or describe vocabulary and have students label or identify picture cards.
Click the link below to go to our TpT store and download this book for free!
Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy this FreeBEE!

Monday, December 1, 2014

What's In My Cart Linky Party

Good Morning! We just found this linky party with some great links to sale items on TpT for the Cyber Monday sale.

Follow the link below to take a look at our How the Grinch Stole Christmas Companion: Language & Literacy Lesson. This lesson includes listening comprehension, vocabulary extension, phonological awareness, a targeted language skill, and a summarizing activity. This lesson is only $2.00 during the sale :)
Here's what's in our cart:
The Speech Peach has some super No Prep Print and Go Language Sheets on sale today. These sheets are Christmas themed and perfect for the holiday season! Click the link below to take a look at this great product!

Cyber Monday Sale!!!

We hope you didn't spend all your money on Black Friday, because we are having a huge Cyber Monday sale in our TpT store! Click the link below and take advantage of the great bargains available. Every item in our store will be 20% off with a special flash sale from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. During the flash sale, our Christmas Therapy Pack will be marked down even more!
Happy Shopping!!!
Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Friday!

Whew! This has been a long week! We are so glad Friday is here; and we are looking forward to being off work next week for the Thanksgiving holidays :)

We are linking up again today with Speechie Freebies to share our Constructed Response Questions and Graphic Organizer: Christmas Edition. This freebie contains constructed response Christmas questions based on Revised Bloom's Taxonomy and a graphic organizer created to help students easily answer constructed response questions. Just click the link below to download this FreeBEE on our TpT store.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, we have so much to be thankful for! We started our blog only a few short weeks ago, and we already have had over 1,200 views! We are fortunate to work together as SLPs for a fantastic school system and are surrounded by great colleagues. We opened our TpT store at the end of March this year and are amazed at how fast it is growing! Because we are so thankful, we want to share some of our blessings with you:)  Below is a low-prep, low-ink Thanksgiving phonological awareness activity we have been doing this week. Click the link below and download this activity for FREE! If you like our work, please follow our TpT store and our blog.

We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Help Wanted!

For the next 24 hours we will be giving away our language and literacy lesson, The Night Before Thanksgiving. Just click the link below to download this lesson for FREE on our TpT store. Yesterday we received some disappointing feedback, and our feedback is very important to us. If you download and like this product, please leave positive feedback. If you have suggestions for improvement, email us at We appreciate your help!!!
Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Friday FreeBEE Time!

Here is a quick, easy Scarecrow Listening Comprehension Activity that we have been doing this week.  We were amazed at how many of our students didn't know what overalls were.  So not only did we work on listening comprehension, we squeezed some vocabulary building into the activity as well!  Click the picture below to go to our TpT store to download this activity.

Hope you enjoy the FreeBEE! Happy Friday!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How about a FREEBIE?!

To celebrate Thanksgiving and our scarecrow theme this week, we are giving away one of our best selling language and literacy lessons! Just sign up to follow our blog and comment below and we will send you The Scarecrow's Hat Companion: Language & Literacy Lesson absolutely free! Yep, you read that right! Absolutely free :)  This lesson is intended to be a companion to The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown. It includes activities for listening comprehension, vocabulary, phonological awareness, and a targeted language skill as well as a fun summarizing activity.  This offer ends November 30, 2014, so sign up today!

UPDATE:  We are having some technical difficulties, not sure if the problem is with the computer or with us, lol! Sorry to make it more complicated, but email addresses aren't showing up for us to send the lesson out. If you had rather not put your email address in the comment section below, then please send us an email at and we will send you the lesson. Don't give up on us! We are still new at blogging so it is taking us a little while to figure everything out!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Yahoo!, It's Friday FreeBEE Day!

Hope everyone is having a terrific Friday! And if not, maybe this fun little FreeBEE will make it better! Just buzz on over to our TpT store by clicking the link below and download our Easy as Pie Game for FREE! If you like our game, we would love to hear some comments posted to our blog. Totally not necessary, but very much appreciated! Thanks to all and have a wonderful week-end!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pumpkin Fun

Is it really already November? This school year is passing by so quickly! The first week of November marks the beginning of our Thanksgiving season and this week we are using a pumpkin theme in our class. I wanted to share some of our favorite pumpkin books with you, so here it goes:

Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas - Duck finds just the right pumpkin and can't wait to show her friends, Mouse and Pig, but she has a little trouble with her pumpkin.  This is a great book to use for story retelling. The cute, simple illustrations make it easy for the students to retell the story.

Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree - Sam, the raccoon, loads her wagon with pumpkins for grandpa, but soon all the pumpkins are falling out and rolling away. There are so many different ways to use this book in therapy. The story is rich in adjectives, descriptive verbs, and vocabulary. For those of you who may be doing inclusion, you can even incorporate a math lesson on doubling numbers.

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano - Spookley is the story of  a special square pumpkin who saves the day for his farmer when a great storm comes. We like to use this story as a character education lesson. It can be used for teaching students tolerance and acceptance of others who are different from them.

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis - This is the story of a huge runaway pumpkin that bumps and thumps its way down a hill until it lands in just the right spot where dear old Granny can cook up some delightful pumpkin surprises. This book can be used for practicing rhyming words or predicting what will happen next.

Some of our other pumpkin books include: I Like Pumpkins by Jerry Smath, Patty's Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat, Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy, and of course, our very favorite pumpkin book, The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz.

Our students have had fun doing art projects during therapy this week. We used a small plastic cup dipped in orange paint to make pumpkins and added construction paper stems and leaves. They turned out so cute!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Another Friday FreeBEE!

It's that time of the week again! Friday FreeBEE day! This week we are sharing our "The Ugly Pumpkin Mini Companion." The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz is one of our favorite books and our kids enjoy listening to it. If you've never heard this book, check it out on YouTube. It's a great story about a lonely pumpkin that no one wanted. He wanders around looking for a place to fit in and gets a big surprise! We think once you hear this story, it will be one of your favorites, too.

We've been doing an Ugly Pumpkin lesson for the past couple of years.  During this time, we discovered many of our kids did not know what a squash was. To help them understand more about squash, we created this mini vocabulary lesson. Just click the picture below to download "The Ugly Pumpkin Mini Companion" for FREE! While your at our TPT store, check out "The Ugly Pumpkin: A Language & Literacy Lesson," too!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Trick or treat, trick or treat! Give me something good to eat! The other SLPs and I love chocolate. We need our daily chocolate fix to get us through the day. In honor of Halloween this week, we decided to share our candy addiction with our students by letting them Trick or Treat during therapy. To make the activity more interesting, we came up with this SmartBoard Trick or Treat Game. After taking a speech turn, the students spin the spinner to see which candy they get to pick. The spinner is divided into eight sections: chocolate, lollipops, gum, hard candy, and 4 sections of monsters. If the spinner stops on one of the sections with candy, the student gets to pick that item from our bucket. If the spinner stops on a monster, then the student gets no candy. We picked up some inexpensive treat bags at The Dollar Tree for our students to put their candy in. You could also use a sandwich bag if you don't have any treat bags handy. This is a great motivating activity for the students. It also allows you to get in lots of therapy practice. We will gladly share this SmartBoard game with you. To get this game for FREE, please follow our blog and comment below that you'd like to have this game and we will email it to you!

Friday, October 24, 2014


Yay! It's Friday! Fridays are great, but they are also busy, busy, busy for us! Evaluations, meetings, planning, paperwork . . . the list is endless, but what's the good thing about Fridays? You guessed it! Friday FreeBEES! Here's a Monster Madness activity just in time for Halloween. This activity includes a fun game and an art activity. Click the picture below to visit our TpT store and download it for FREE!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Practical Magic

Halloween fun continues this week with some Be"witch"ingly fun activities! Our pre-k, kindergarteners, and 1st graders are busy making good speech sounds while being creative and making these super cute witch feet.

We've having a blast helping Wendy Witch find her lost black cat on our SmartBoard Game. You and your kiddos will love it, too. Just click the link below and you can download the game for FREE from our TpT store.

While your at our TpT store, check out our Halloween Speech & Language Therapy Pack. This product is packed with tons of games and activities that will keep your students busy through the entire Halloween season. Included in the pack are activities for Following Directions, Comparing & Contrasting, Sequencing, Answering "Wh" Questions, Identifying & Labeling, Describing, Basic Concepts, Would You Rather Cards, A Monster Give & Take Game, A Candy Corn Find the Sticker Game, a Candy Pass & Go Again Game, a Halloween Pass the Prize Game, a Pumpkin Roll & Color Game, a Scarecrow Roll & Color Game, a Halloween Bingo Game, and Articulation Word Lists for /r, r blends, s, s blends, l, l blends, sh, ch, k, g, f, b, p, m/.

Don't wait until the "Witching" Hour to sign up to follow our blog! You don't want to miss any of our "spook"tacular ideas!
Friday, October 17, 2014

Time for a FreeBEE!

Getting presents is so much fun! I think giving is just as good as receiving, don't you? Last week was our first Friday FreeBEE and we couldn't wait for this week so we could do another one! We hope you enjoy our Be"Witching" Halloween Activities. This FreeBEE includes activities for listening comprehension, following directions, critical thinking, open-ended homework sheets and a fun draw-the-witch activity. Click the link below to go to our TpT store and download this FreeBEE now!


We hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Things are getting scary around here! We are gearing up for Halloween and making some ghostly creations this week. Join the fun by making these cute ghost necklaces with your students. Girls and boys alike enjoy taking a speech turn then stringing a bead. This activity is not only good for practicing speech, but helps with fine motor skills as well :)

We used a sharpie to write articulation words on the back
of the ghosts for students to practice at home.

Visit our TpT store and take a look at our Inside a House That is Haunted Companion.  This language and literacy lesson contains listening comprehension questions, vocabulary extension targeting a higher level vocabulary word from the story, a phonological awareness activity focusing on initial sounds in words, a cause and effect language activity, and a fun summarizing activity which includes a rhyming poem and art activity. This is a great lesson for a small or large group!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our First Friday FreeBEE!

Woohoo! We love free and this is our first Friday FreeBEE, just in time for Halloween! Our kids have a great time playing this Haunt the House SmartBoard game. The game is perfect for reinforcing any speech and language skill. Just divide your students into two teams, a yellow team and a red team. The students then take a speech turn, roll the dice, and move a ghost to either the orange or yellow haunted house. At the end of game, the team whose house is haunted by the most ghosts is the winner. Visit our TpT store by clicking the link below to download this game for free! Did we mention we love FREE???!!!!

Happy Hauntings! We hope you enjoy this game!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fire Safety Week

While planning our lessons for Fire Safety Week, we were searching the web to find out why Dalmatians are always associated with firefighters. We came across this cute story on and it sounded just like an answer we would get from one of our students -- A fire truck with a Dalmatian sitting in the front raced past a grandfather and his grandchildren.  The grandchildren began arguing about the responsibilities of the dog. The first child declared, “Dalmatians keep the people away from the fire.” The next child replied, “I think he is good luck charm for the firemen.” However, having the best understanding of dogs, the last child ended the argument, “No, the firemen use the dog to find the fire hydrants!” So with this story in mind, we designed a cute, quick, easy activity to complete during therapy and then send home for homework. After taking a speech turn, the students used paint markers to paint spots on their Dalmatians. Pictured below is an example of the activity. Also, in the picture is another easy art activity for Fire Safety Week.
If you would like either of these sheets, let us know in the comment section :)
 Our students have had a great time playing our “Find the Fire Truck” SmartBoard Game.  This game can be used as a reinforcer for any speech and language skill. It is also perfect for any subject, including sight words, math facts, vocabulary, etc. Students take turns putting out a fire by touching a flame & making it fade out. The student who finds the fire truck is the winner. The best part of the game is the siren sound effect that plays when the fire truck is found! Click the link below to download the game “FREE” from our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

The Fire Safety Assembly at our school was so entertaining and educational! As a "Thank You" to the firemen for visiting our school, our students colored pictures and wrote letters to the firemen. We found these super cute pages for free!  Thanks, Seusstastic.blogspot!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Super Hero Fun!

It's Homecoming Week and you know what that means?!  Lots of fun!  Today is Super Hero Day at our school so we planned our therapy accordingly

Below is an easy, fun therapy idea. Even our older students asked to make one.
We didn't plan to all dress like Captain America. Apparently, great minds think alike!
Instructions for making a Captain America Shield:
Materials Needed:
9" white paper plates
4" blue construction paper circles
white star die cuts
2" x 8" strips of blue construction paper
red markers
Note:  Before beginning, write homework on back of shield for students.
Step 1:   Using a red marker, draw the border of the outer circle. Allow student to color from the
               red line to the edge of the paper plate.
Step 2:   Using the red marker, draw the inside circle. Allow student to color in the circle.
Step 3:   Glue blue circle in the middle of the red circle.
Step 4:   Glue white star on top of the blue circle.
Step 5:   Glue the handle on the back of the shield (We reinforced with tape because the kids wanted
               to handle them immediately.)

Take a look at our Articulation Story & Activities for /R/: "What is a Superhero" Book available on our TpT Store. This short story can be printed or opened in iBooks or Adobe Reader on your iPad or opened as a PDF on your computer. It comes with a word list from the story, pictures for retelling the story, language activities which target words from the story, a word search game, and a homework sheet. Click the link below for fun, fun, fun!
I'm a Speech Language Pathologist! Saving the world, one speech sound at a time!
What's your super power?

Monday, September 29, 2014

October Freebie

We love freebies! In honor of our new blog we are giving away one of our language & literacy lessons free for the entire month of October! Click on the link below to download this item from our Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please follow and rate us on Teachers Pay Teachers.


Welcome! We are so excited to finally have our blog going. While it is still a little rough around the edges, we promise things will get better soon! Coming up are some free speech language therapy ideas and materials so please stay tuned.