Yo ho ho and a bottle of…speech fun! Did you know that it’s Talk Like A Pirate Day next Monday, September 19th? Well, I am linking up with Ashley Rossi from Sweet Southern Speech for ‘ARRRR You Ready For Pirate Day In Speech?’
If you haven’t celebrated this day with your students, I highly recommend making all of your next week therapy sessions pirate themed! I have found that students are more engaged and excited during our pirate themed sessions. If you don’t know where to start, I have you covered!
Here is a list of pirate themed ideas that you can do with your students, while addressing multiple speech and language goals.
Make An Eye Patch & Get Your Pirate Name
Materials: Free Download, String, Scissors, Pirate Name Printable from mamateaches.com
Goals To Address: Any – Have students complete a task before coloring, cutting and adding string to their eye patches.
Directions: Have students figure out their pirate name. Write the name on their eye patch. Have students cut out and decorate the eye patch. After it is decorated, tie a string to the eye patch, so the student can wear it during the session. Have students call each other by their pirate names for added fun!
Color By Number
Materials: Free Download, Crayons
Goals To Address: Any – Have students complete a task before coloring each section of the pirate. For example, say your sound 4X before coloring the section with a 4 on it.
Pin The Hat On The Pirate
Materials: Free Download, Tape, Blindfold
Goals To Address: Any – Have students complete a task before taking their turn.
Directions: Laminate and cut out one of the pirates and all of the hats. If you have a group larger than 3, print out an additional set of hats. Hang one of the pirates on the wall. Give each student a hat and blindfold them. Have each student try to place the hat on the pirate. Whichever student gets their hat closest to the correct spot, wins!
Materials: Free Download, Scissors
Goals To Address: Following Directions, Prepositions, Pronouns
Directions: Print, laminate and cut out all of the scavenger hunt cards. Pass out an even amount of cards to each student. Have all but one student go in the hallway, while the other student hides his/her cards. Once hidden, that student has to give direction to the other students to help them find the cards. For example, ‘It is under something’ or ‘It is behind something big’ etc. Once the cards are found, have the next student hide his/her cards. Keep going until all of the cards have been hidden and found.
Pirate Day Certificates
Print, laminate and cut out certificates to give to your students at the end of the session!
So, ARRR You Ready for Pirate Day now?! You can check out more ideas by checking out Ashley Rossi’s Link Up!
What have you done for pirate day in your therapy sessions?