Avast ye mateys! Thursday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day...There really is a day for everything! I may be one of the few SLPs NOT doing anything in my speech room to commemorate this day. I just started seeing kids on Monday and am very busy collecting baseline data. Since we end the year later than other states, I typically reserve the "fun themes" (Pirates, Super Heroes, Dinosaurs, etc.) for the end of the year.
I digress! I figured I would share some Pirate themed activities, books, and games for those of you who do plan on celebrating!
Favorite Pirate Books:
I wrote a blog post about how I use "There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish." There are free printables included. You can find that post HERE. I also wrote a post on Pirate Pete and a Pirate themed pronoun activity (FREE), which you can download HERE.
Favorite Pirate Games:
I know that Cariboo isn't necessarily a pirate game, but because there's a treasure chest, most of my students call it "The Pirate Game." I have the old version and frequently swap out the images to target seasonal/thematic vocabulary, articulation, SVO sentence structure, etc. Also, if you're looking for a fun way to increase trials in articulation practice, what could be more fun than counting out 100 gold doubloons and having students place them in a treasure chest bank for each correct trial?!?
Looking for more pirate themed activities? Check out my Pirate Pinterest Board!
Have a swash-buckling great day!
PS, I haven't checked out Pirate Talk from Super Duper yet, but it looks amazing! ;)