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10 Hands-on Camping Speech Therapy Activities for Homeschoolers

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Remember those epic camping trips we used to take as kids? Building forts out of branches, roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire – pure magic!

Well, guess what? We can bring that same sense of adventure indoors and help our little ones learn a bunch along the way with some pretend “camping” speech activities!

Here’s the thing – speech development is super important for our little adventurers, and sometimes those drills and flashcards can feel a snoozefest.

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Get your free printable bundle of these crafts and activities along with 5 more essential speech therapy tools!

But who wants to learn when you could be roasting s’mores (okay, pretend s’mores) by a campfire?

Camping Speech Therapy Activities

Exactly! That’s why I’m obsessed with these camping-themed activities. They’re a sneaky way to get our kids working on those tricky sounds while having a blast.

Remember how hard I used to have with saying “swimming pool” as a kid? My parents would have killed it with this whole “campfire stories” speech practice idea.

These activities are perfect for preschoolers, and they target all sorts of things, from making those sounds nice and clear (think “buh” and “puh” sounds) to building vocabulary and even learning to rhyme.

Plus, they’re super easy to set up – we’re talking construction paper, scissors, and maybe some dot markers (because who doesn’t love a good dot marker activity?).

So next time you’re looking for a way to make learning fun, ditch the textbooks and grab your hiking boots (figuratively speaking) – it’s time for a camping adventure!

/n/ sound speech therapy

Okay, so picture this: your little explorer is perched on the living room rug, transformed into a cozy campsite.

Add in a fun speech activity to help get them in the spirit of learning and ‘camping’.

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Get your free printable bundle of these crafts and activities along with 5 more essential speech therapy tools!

We’ve got a blanket fort towering overhead (perfect for pretending to tell spooky campfire stories later!), and for our first activity, we’re gonna whip up some pretend s’mores that are super good for speech practice!

All you need is the printable activity here, and orange dot markers (because who can resist a little dot marker fun?), and maybe a printable s’more template if you’re feeling fancy.

Then, your little camper gets to get creative and “dot” their yummy s’more masterpiece by the fire. It’s a win-win – they practice their sounds and get to decorate a delicious treat (even if it is imaginary!).

/d/ Sounds Speech Activity

Next up, we’re going to create some d sound speech sleeping bags!

This fun activity includes a collection of d sound words on star cutouts with words that have that /d/ sounds in all positions like /d/ for dog and /d/ duck in all positions.

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Get your free printable bundle of these crafts and activities along with 5 more essential speech therapy tools!

I make sure that the kids know to say each word 5 times before they paste it onto the sleeping bag (beginning, middle, or end). For advanced students, you can create a competition. This might sound a little complex, but trust me, it turns into the cutest competition (and sneaky speech lesson) ever!

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A Sound Craft

And of course, no camping trip is complete without some furry friends! That’s where our Cat Craft comes in.

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Get your free printable bundle of these crafts and activities along with 5 more essential speech therapy tools!

I always like adding in CVC words and activities for kids and this one is so much fun!

This activity is all about rhyming words with that short /a/ sound (think “cat,” “hat,” and “sat”).

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We can grab some construction paper, scissors, glue, and a cat template.

Then, comes the fun part: decorating their kitty with construction paper cut into little balls (because, well, cats love to bat at balls!).

While they’re creating their masterpiece, we can chat about the short a rhyming words and how they sound alike.

More Free Speech Activities

While worksheets can be a helpful tool, speech therapy is most effective when it’s engaging and interactive. Here are some ideas to adapt the concepts you mentioned into fun activities for preschoolers:

Z Words Speech Therapy

This super cute craft activity for working on z words is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten kids!

Word Associations Speech

This cute matching activity is perfect for working on word associations.

Teaching Regular Plurals (adapting a freebie)

This activity is free and can be downloaded below:

  • Go on a “Plural Hunt”: Take a walk around the playground or park. Have your child identify singular objects (slide, swing) and then ask them to find the plural versions (slides, swings). You can clap out the syllables to emphasize the change in the word.
  • Play “Sing a Song, Add a Plural”: Sing a familiar children’s song together, but pause before each noun and have your child add the plural form.
  • Craft Time: Cut out pictures of singular objects from magazines or catalogs. Let your child decorate them and then practice saying the plural form together.

Preschool Speech-Language Evaluation Checklist

  • Story Time: Read a book together and take turns acting out different parts. This can help assess a child’s understanding of language and their ability to express themselves.
  • Puppet Show: Make simple puppets using paper bags or socks. Take turns creating dialogues for the puppets, focusing on areas identified in the checklist.
  • Bath Time Fun: Use bath toys to create scenarios and ask your child questions to assess their comprehension and expressive language skills.

These are some fantastic ways to start off with speech therapy activities for toddlers at home.

What Questions Handout for Preschool Speech

  • I Spy: Play “I Spy” on walks or car rides, but focus on using “wh” questions. For example, “I spy with my little eye something that is red. What is it?”
  • Treasure Hunt: Hide small toys around the house and create a treasure map with clues using “wh” questions (e.g., “Go where you brush your teeth. What do you find there?”).
  • **”Would You Rather?” ** Pose silly “Would you rather?” questions that encourage your child to use complete sentences to explain their choice.

These speech therapy activities pdf ideas are perfect if you’re not sure whereto start or how to begin with speech.

Remember, the key is to make it fun! By incorporating speech therapy activities into everyday routines and play, you can help your child learn and grow without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

These camping speech therapy activities are so much fun for homeschoolers, preschool and kindergarten teachers. Get your free printable bundle of these crafts and activities along with 5 more essential speech therapy tools!

These are just a few ideas to get you started on your own preschool camping adventure. Remember, the key is to keep things fun and engaging. Before you know it, your little explorer will be a speech pro, all while reliving the magic of that perfect camping trip (minus the mosquitos!).

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