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My Speech Universe: November 2021

19 November 2021

Fun Turkey Time in the Speech and Language Room

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in your speech room? If not, you may want to try it! There are so many fun activities and books that you can use to target speech and language goals at Thanksgiving. Your students will love this craft! 

Try this easy turkey craft. It requires a little bit of prep work but really pays off.

Thanksgiving Speech Craft

You'll need to cut:

  • brown circles
  • multiple colors of feathers
  • turkey legs
  • beaks (add a piece of red tissue for a wattle)
You'll also need my all-time favorite craft item: GOOGLY EYES! Googly eyes make everything better, right?
Turkey Pieces
I cut my students pieces for them, but if you have older students they may be able to do this quickly. When I am doing crafts like this I like to have everything prepped ahead of time so that the focus of our session can still be on speech and not just creating something.

We were able to target so many language concepts while working on this craft! I used five different colors of feathers that the students named and requested. We worked on the prepositions on and under while constructing the turkeys. We also worked on following directions and using first, next, then vocabulary.
Following directions to put glue on the turkey

Direction words to Make Turkey Craft

You can use this craft to target articulation by either writing articulation words on each feather or by gluing pictures of your words. If you need words, I have a set of great little pictures organized by sound as part of my Glue and Say Bundle.
Turkey Craft with Articulation Words

Finished Turkey Craft with Articulation words
This little turkey turns out so cute! My preschool students have loved taking these out to their parents and showing them off!

If you don't have time to make this turkey craft and need something quick for your articulation students, you can also try this easy to prep packet of Thanksgiving Glue and Say Articulation. These sheets are super easy to just print and use. This is just what you are looking for right before a holiday, right?
Thanksgiving Glue and Say Articulation pages