Halloween-Themed Language Tricks & Activities

Hey Everyone! I am so excited to be linking up with the Frenzied SLPs to share a few Halloween activities you can do this week in therapy.

My students love telling me about their halloween costumes and currently, the sales ads are full of costumes! This is the perfect opportunity to develop multiple language skills including comparing and contrasting as well as describing.    

For this activity, students select two costumes to compare and contrast. Students are prompted to provide the similarities and differences in the characters' super powers, abilities, location, mask vs. no mask, etc. Student can also describe the costumes (i.e., category, function, size, colors, etc.) using the sales ads. 
How cute are these pumpkin stickers from Hobby Lobby!? This is a great activity to target requesting, body parts and location words (i.e., top, middle and bottom). I also use them as a quick reinforcer while targeting articulation goals (i.e., "Say 10 words and earn a body part.")
Who's hungry? My students love any activity that involves food! These spooky eyes are super easy and fun to make during your therapy sessions. You'll need Oreos and brown M&Ms. This activity provides a great reinforcer for students that can identify one of their "'EYE' (I) CAN" targets for the day.

Last, I am targeting inferences this week with a Halloween twist. This inference set includes 18 inference cards and a "How to Make an Inference" poster to review with your students! 

Game Rules:
1. Print, cut and laminate all cards and “Trick or Treat” bags (one per student).
2. Use the “Inference Poster” to review concepts, if needed. 
3. Place all cards face-down on the table. 
4. Have students take turns turning over the cards and making their inference. Once they’ve made their inference, instruct students to place their card in their “Trick or Treat” bag. 
5. Watch out! If a student turns over a “Monster” card, they lose a turn.
6. Once all cards are claimed, the student with the most inference cards in their “Trick or Treat” bag, wins the game! 
One last treat...Pumpkin Poo! My students love this treat and laugh every year I give it to them! It's cheese balls in a snack-size bag. This is a fun alternative to giving them MORE candy! :) 
Click HERE to grab the label as my special treat to you!  

Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out other great Halloween therapy ideas at Doyle Speech Works!  

Dallas Blogger Meet Up

This weekend was amazing! I loved reuniting and meeting so many friends that share my passion for blogging and creating for TpT. I love following these wonderful people on social media and it was so fun to meet up with them. Everyone was so sweet and I am very thankful to all the attendees.
The preparation stated by assembling an amazing group of ladies who dedicated countless hours requesting donations, sending emails, making reservations, creating tags, games, names badges and so much more! Thank you to Ashley from Teach Create Motivate, Ally from Loopin' Littles and Sarah from Yeehaw Teaching in Texas for all of your hard work and making this weekend so awesome!
This year we reserved The Cheesecake Factory for the meet up. We loved this location and the restaurant offered a great area for socializing with everyone. The food was delicious and of course we had to have a slice of cheesecake!  

We played a game with Starbursts to learn a little more about each other. We placed the Starburst on the table and instructed everyone to grab two Starbursts (different colors). Then, each person matched the Starburst color to the heart on the sign (below) and shared that interesting fact with the group! Who knew so many people enjoy watching Scandal!? ;)

I loved this opportunity to reunite with friends as well as connect to new ones! We discussed everything from "new mommy" struggles to teacher must-haves for the classroom. Hearing the amazing success stories from teaching and TpT was a huge blessing. Thank you so much to everyone that attended! 
Carrie from Adventures in Kinder and Beyond
Bryce from The Teaching Texan

Wow! We are so grateful for all of the amazing donations! Everyone was able to win TWO prizes. We all have giving hearts and we loved the opportunity to bless everyone with teacher treats. Thank you so much to the following companies and individuals that donated:

Carrie from Adventures in Kinder and Beyond
Princess from Teaching, Love, Cupcakes
Ashley from Sweet Southern Speech
Bryce from The Teaching Texan

I absolutely loved our favors this year. Each attendee received a delicious Texas cookie from J. Rae's Cookie, an adorable canvas tote from Hobby Lobby and Go Noodle swag! 

Thank you so much again to everyone who attended, donated, and shared our passion for blogging. I am so excited to start planning our next meet up! If you were unable to attend this year, stay connected for updates on our next Dallas Blogger Meet Up.