Give me all the sunshine and bunnies and eggs and flowers…and maybe a few Easter books for my speech therapy sessions.
I love when the weather starts to warm and the humidity starts to drop around here. But I know when that happens, the kids get antsy and I get busy. They can feel summer coming and so can the rest of the school. IEPs, referrals, and evals skyrocket, and I don’t have a lot of time for planning.
Let’s make planning easier on ourselves, shall we?
I’m all about a book and a craft, so here are a few of my favorites to pull out around Easter to get you to spring break! (Amazon affiliate links included)
Would a holiday theme be complete without the old lady? I love these books for sequencing and the repetition is great for my young students. Pair it with this cute and free paper plate chick craft from Glued to My Crafts Blog.
My preschoolers LOVE Biscuit books. Most of them have a flap on the side for interaction. These books are great for WH questions, vocabulary, and actions.
Grab this free puppy easter egg craft to do with your students. You can always put word lists or treats inside the eggs for a little something extra!
The How to Catch books are so fun. My students are always engaged when I read these. I like these books for problem/solution, sequencing, simple inferences, and comprehension.
Check out this free writing craftivity to go with the book. You could easily adapt it for so many goals!
This cute little book is a spin-off from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It targets colors and prepositions, and it works well for WH questions too. This video on YouTube is slightly animated and precious for a digital read aloud.
Here’s a colorful suncatcher egg craft that would be fun and easy to pair with the book.
How much do you love Jann Brett? I had no idea she had an Easter book until recently and immediately added it to my Amazon cart. It’s a sweet story that easily lends itself to working on story elements, sequencing, comprehension, and other literacy-based goals.
I like this easter egg doily craft to go with the book!
This one is not necessarily about Easter, per se, but it’s too cute not to mention. Plus, it would work well if you aren’t into doing holidays at school. Too Many Carrots is perfect for story elements, problem/solution, and has a great lesson on sharing.
This carrot card craft would work well with this book. You could use the inside for speech words, vocabulary, sequencing, or a summary.
If you need more speech specific resources, check out the activities below:
- Easter Treat Speech (free!)
- Spring Accordion Craft Set
- Easter Worksheets
- Spring Inferences & Text Evidence
- Spring Interactive Fluency Binder
I hope these ideas make your spring therapy a little easier for planning! Let me know if you try any of these!