I know that this time of year, you are most likely slammed with IEPs, progress report, meetings and counting down the days until Thanksgiving break! Therapy planning, especially Thanksgiving themed therapy, is probably the last ‘to do’ on your list, right? So, here is a fun speech and language Thanksgiving activity for you!
It addresses both speech and language goals, so it’s perfect for mixed groups!
I have included ideas on how to address a few articulation and language goals, but in reality, you can use this game to address any goal. Specifically, I added ideas for articulation, categories, compare & contrast, describing, past tense verbs, plurals and prepositions which are all on page 4 of the FREE THANKSGIVING DOWNLOAD.
Speech and Language Thanksgiving Activity
All you have to do is print out the FREE activity download (above) so that each student gets one turkey and one of each color feather. Print out one copy of pages 2 and 4. Laminate and cut out the turkeys and feathers from pages 1 & 3.
Thanksgiving Game Directions
Spread out the feathers on the table. Give each student one turkey. Have students take turns spinning the turkey spinner. Use a paperclip and pencil as your spinner. Once students spin a certain color feather, they have to complete the corresponding task from page 4 (or make up your own task). If they correctly complete the task, students get to add that color feather to their turkey. The first student to get all seven feathers, wins!
Do you need more ideas for Thanksgiving therapy? Check out these fun Thanksgiving materials for speech and language goals! What are your plans for Thanksgiving themed therapy?
Free 28 Page Word Lists Set!
Dory OrtegaNovember 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm
Hello love this idea. If this is where we comment our Plinko numbers, mine are 3&6. Thanks.
email@example.comNovember 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm
Hi Dory, Thank you for visiting! You can pick one Plinko number here. Thanks again!
Taylor FlemingNovember 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm
I can’t wait to try this with my students! Thanks for sharing. I am choosing number 5.
Jenna T.November 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm
Thanks for the freebie!!! I would like Plinko number 2 🙂
Taylor FlemingNovember 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm
I can’t wait to try this with my students! Thanks for sharing! I choose number 5.
TruvineNovember 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm
Crystal FranklinNovember 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm
Thanks for sharing your creative and awesome ideas! # 5
StephanieNovember 17, 2016 at 6:01 pm
What a great game! Plinko #4!!
Katie FischbachNovember 17, 2016 at 6:23 pm
AnnieNovember 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Anu AtluriNovember 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm
Thank you for the amazing stuff! Your yearly therapy binder has been a lifesaver! I’m sorry I couldn’t meet you at asha!
I choose the number 4
Becca RuskeNovember 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm
This game looks adorable! I pick number 2!
LarkinNovember 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm
How fun! I am always looking for new theme activities. Perfect for the last few days before Thanksgiving!! #5
Anna RayNovember 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm
Great ideas! Plinko pick 3.
SarahNovember 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm
My kidddos loved this game today! So quick and easy! Plinko # 2 thanks for the giveaway!
Karen ReynoldsNovember 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm
would love this- I am always looking for other ways to spice up therapy. My #2
Megan FNovember 18, 2016 at 12:11 am
I love plinko! I pick 2!
Meagan LawsonNovember 18, 2016 at 1:03 am
Cute game! I pick number 3.
Amber BloughNovember 18, 2016 at 2:09 am
SarahNovember 18, 2016 at 2:11 am
What a cute activity! Thanks for sharing! I choose number 3
SueNovember 18, 2016 at 2:51 am
Cute idea! Thank you! I choose number 5 for Plinko.
Sharon HarkinsNovember 18, 2016 at 3:16 am
Going with #4 – my favorite number
HeidiNovember 18, 2016 at 3:27 am
Looks like fun! #4
RenitaNovember 18, 2016 at 3:41 am
Thanks so much! My plinko number is 6.
Helen WagnerNovember 18, 2016 at 3:50 am
Thankyou so much for this fun Thanksgiving game! I made it this week and the kids loved it! Go Plinko #4!
KristinNovember 18, 2016 at 4:08 am
Such a great freebie. Thank you! Plinko #3
HilaryNovember 18, 2016 at 5:29 am
Cassidy CNovember 18, 2016 at 5:47 am
Thanks for the freebie! Plinko #3!
Cassidy CNovember 18, 2016 at 5:52 am
Thank you for the freebie!
Cassidy CNovember 18, 2016 at 5:53 am
Thank you for the freebie! Plinko #3
BlaykeNovember 18, 2016 at 11:55 am
Love this! So cute and easy! #4 🙂
Jill FeigenbaumNovember 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm
Love freebies!!! And games that can be used with all skill levels!!! Thank you. Plinko #3
Shauni LarsonNovember 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm
Great idea! #3 please!
RachelNovember 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm
Number 4 thanks!!
HopeNovember 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm
Love this! I pick #1
BelindaNovember 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm
Cute activity. Thanks so much! Have fun at ASHA! I pick plinko #4.
Grace S.November 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm
This is a really cool Thanksgiving activity 🙂 I pick #2
Grace S.November 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm
This is a cool thanksgiving activity 🙂 I pick #2
KathycNovember 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm
Thanks for the fun freebie! I’ll choose #4.
EmilyNovember 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm
Very cute! Number 6!
alison lewisNovember 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm
Love this game.
Plinko number #6!
Dory OrtegaNovember 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm
My mistake when I commented yesterday I picked two numbers. I’ll stick with just 6.
CarlyNovember 20, 2016 at 12:17 am
This is fun! Thanks! I would love #5
Holly RuskauffNovember 23, 2020 at 3:13 pm
I can’t figure out how to download it.
firstname.lastname@example.orgDecember 10, 2020 at 4:44 pm
Sorry that I am just seeing this! Under the ‘Free Download’ you will see a name and email section. The resource will be emailed to you. I hope that helps!