Talk Like A Pirate Day is Sept. 19! ARRRRR you ready? I've got a post FULL of fun activities for your speech room!
All of my students, young and older, love anything with pirates. My students request to play Pirate Talk from Super Duper, Inc. board game every week it seems. Most of the time, I am using other cards to target articulation or language goals, but everyone loves the board game. Do you modify games too?
I love getting my students out of the therapy room and moving. This year we're going on a pirate hunt for treasure! I designed it for different places around the school. The students have to read each of the clues to find the treasure. I plan to pick up my students from their classroom, give them an eye patch (get a pack of 10 in the Target party section for $2.99) and the first clue. You can have them say their target words at each stop! Click on the picture to download the treasure hunt clues. You can write in your own clues if you want to!
The clues lead to the cafeteria, then the nurses office, then the gymnasium, and finally the last clue leads back to the speech room where there is GOLD (ok...gold wrapped chocolates).
I made a "treasure box" in about 15 minutes. I used a clear container that held strawberries from the grocery store. Anything with a roll back lid would work. I got some brown craft paper from our teacher supply room (the kind on the big roll used for bulletin boards). Crunched it up into a ball to kind of "weather it" then flattened it back out again. Wrap the container like a present with hidden tape. Used sharpie to draw the black lines down the top then filled it with gold wrapped candy (I used Rolo and Hershey's Nuggets). I cut two strips of red paper for "X marks the spot!" So, so easy.
Do your students love crafts and coloring? I found this idea on Pinterest using paint (um... I'm going to stick to crayons). Simply trace their hand, turn up side down and the fingers are the beard, top and thumb are the bandana. Add teeth, eyes, and a pirate patch! Simple and cute!There are some really great pirate-themed books that I love. Here are two of my favorites:
I love How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon. It really taps into the imagination of a child. It really offers great language opportunities to discuss, "What if?" Another favorite of mine is I Spy Treasure Hunt. The I Spy series is fantastic for speech therapy. The riddles are fun and it challenges them think, explore and search visually, and problem solve. This particular book is probably suited for 8 years and up.I'd love to know your favorites! Let me know in the comments below.
One more fun idea... kids LOVE this activity! "What's My Pirate Name?" Simply use the first letters of your first, middle, and last name to create your pirate name. Mine would be "Cutlass Dark Jolly." Ha! Click on the picture and let your students have fun finding their pirate name.
If your interested in an articulation activity that has a pirate theme, you might check out this in my TpT store. No prep printable for later sounds!
I hope you have gotten some great ideas for incorporating Talk Like A Pirate Day!
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