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During the last two weeks of school, I've been using a pirate theme in my sessions. The kids have been having lots of fun with it!
Here are some of the books I've been using:
- There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish (If you missed my post about this book, you can check it out HERE)
- How I Became a Pirate
- Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate
- Pirate Mom
- Pirate Pete
- (The Pirate Who Couldn't Say Arrr! is still on my wishlist!)
Of all the books, Pirate Pete was probably the favorite of the week! I bought this book after reading this blog post from Jenna at Speech Room News (the cover is different, but the book looks to be the same).
This book has pop-out pieces that you insert into a slot to tell your own version of the story! Here's my son having fun with the book - he's adding a party hat to the girl pirate's head.
There are six pop in the slot pieces per page (I laminated them to make them more sturdy). My kids each got to pick a different object/page and then they had to "read" the page with their object (e.g., "She had a party hat on her head!").
We played a few games this week too. I used a variety of activities from some of my favorite SLP bloggers, including some from these packets:
- Pirate Reinforcer Activities - by Carissa of Home Sweet Speech Room
- Arr Matey! Pirate Categories - by Lindsey of Word Nerd Speech Teach
- WH Question Pirates (English) - by Lauren of Busy Bee Speech
In addition, I created these adorable boy/girl pirates with my Cricut Expression (They're from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge). I also created some pirate-themed object cards. We took turns giving objects to the pirates and practicing pronoun use (e.g., "She has the spyglass" or "He has the map").
Don't have a Cricut? No need to worry! Here's a printable version of this activity that I created:
You can download this activity HERE.
If you download, leave me a comment! What are your favorite pirate-themed activities?