Halloween Speech Therapy Ideas

Kids love Halloween so you can use that to your advantage to create engaging and motivating speech therapy sessions with our Halloween speech therapy ideas. 

Halloween Speech Therapy Ideas

Halloween Speech Therapy Ideas

Below I will provide a PDF with Halloween images: 

  • Pumpkins
  • Pumpkins faces
  • Haunted houses
  • Candy
  • Trick or treat bag

You can print out the images and use them in therapy any way you like. For ideas on how to use each image, keep reading. There are some great ones!

Download Halloween Materials Here

Pumpkin Hunt

To use the pumpkins, I have a new idea!

For social communication:

If you have a student(s) with social communication needs, print out the pumpkins and then hand them out to staff such as special teachers or office staff (whoever has a break during your session). Then, you and your student(s) go on a pumpkin hunt! Walk around the school and have your student(s) ask the staff if they have a pumpkin.

Skills targeted:

  • Asking questions
  • Initiating conversation
  • Body language
  • Transitions

Download Halloween Materials Here

Haunted House

I have 2 options for you!

1. Following directions/Prepositions

Print out haunted houses and the pictures that follow. Lay the pictures out on a table. Then give your student(s) directions to follow.

  1. Glue the bat over the chimney
  2. Put the spider next to the door
  3. Put a pumpkin under the spider
  4. Glue a ghost next to the house
  5. Glue a cat between the ghost and the spider

You get the idea...right?! Print this sheet out for the directions and then print out the manipulatives and haunted house and get to work!

2. Articulation at the phrase/sentence level

  • A student(s) must use a carrier phrase with thier target articulation sound when asking for pictures to glue on their haunted house.

Some examples:

  • /k/an I have....? 
  • I nee/d/......
  • I wan/t/.....

Download Halloween Materials Here

Click here for more information on articulation therapy and speech disorders. We have lots of free materials and guides for you!

Candy Language Mania

Work on adverbs/descriptive language while making candy treat bags.

I LOVE this game to target vocabulary and grammar. 

How to play:

  1. Give a student(s) the treat bag and lay the candy pieces out of reach on the table. You can use paper bags or a bucket to make it more fun if you have it.
  2. The student(s) takes turns asking for a piece of candy to glue on their paper or put in a bucket; however, you CAN'T point or use hands!!
  3. The student(s) must describe the candy using shape, size, color, or pattern words such as "Can I have the striped candy?"
  4. You can target a variety of goals with this one game and kids usually love it. It is very functional too!

Knowing vocabulary and grammar is imperative! If your child or student has difficulty with this, consider Preschool Talk 2.0 to practice these skills functionally and easily!

Download Halloween Materials Here

Spooky Narrative Language Game

Using the haunted house, have a student(s) glue on pictures. Once everyone is done, take turns making up stories about each haunted house.

Make sure to include:

  • Location (where)
  • Characters (who)
  • Time (when)
  • Problem (what happened)
  • Resolution (ending)

Download Halloween Materials Here

Find free ways to practice narrative structure throughout the day here: Narrative structure basics.  

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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

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