Sunday, March 15, 2020

50+ Terrific FREE Speech Therapy Activities You Can Send Home in a Hurry

Speech and language home practice has always been important for making optimal progress.

A huge list of speech and language homework activities you can send home in a hurry for summer and emergency shutdowns www.speechsproutstherapy.com


This isn't news to SLP's. But events like the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and subsequent school closings have shone a light on the need for quality resources that can be accessed at home. Not only during emergencies but for everyday home practice, school breaks and summer too.

To help out, I've compiled an extensive list for you of free speech and language resources you can find online. Some are online games, many are printables. All are no-prep to make gathering what you need easier for you.


Free articulation resources online:

Tracy Boyd's Articulation Games: Have More Fun site has games for rhyme, syllables, CH, J, G, K, L, R, vocalic R, S, SH, TH, F, F, V, M, N

Articulation Word Lists by Home Speech Home

Printable picture cards by Testy Yet Trying

Boom Cards is offering free Ultimate memberships to teachers until June 2020 for schools affected by school closings.  These are digital card decks for a variety of skills, you can find many free decks.

Articulation freebies from Speech Sprouts for you:




This resource can be easily adapted for any articulation target by writing articulation words on the blank "teeth"



More great articulation freebies on Teachers pay Teachers: 





SH Articulation Worksheets by Talking with Rebecca

R Articulation Word Search by Fun in Speech



Articulation Activity Booklets TH by KI Speech Therapy


Free language resources online:

Tracy Boyd's Language and Word Games: Have Fun has games for analogies, antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, homographs, categories, What doesn't belong, same or different, irregular plurals, WH questions, idioms and more.

Tracy Boyd's Sequencing Fun Games include games for sequences like brushing your teeth or blowing up a balloon.

Word Search Generator from Puzzle Maker .com Send home an articulation list, synonym or antonym list, category list, etc, and have kids make their own word search.

Language Word Lists by Home Speech Home including categories, verbs, adjectives, synonyms, antonyms, multiple meanings and more.

Carl's Corner has printable resources and word lists for antonyms, synonyms, homophones, plurals, rhyme, vocabulary and more.

Looks Like Language has a great post with lots of links: 10 Fantastic Free Resources  for Customizing Vocabulary Work 


Language freebies from Speech Sprouts for you:


Quantity Concepts: Frogs and Flies by Speech Sprouts. Make a mini-book while learning the concepts more, less, altogether.

Five Little Monkeys No-Prep Speech Therapy by Speech Sprouts. Open-ended printable activities for any target. It also comes with a few Quicklists for articulation, questions, and past-tense -ed.

Hoot Owl Homonyms Freebie by Speech Sprouts

That's Fishy! Which does not belong? by Speech Sprouts Cards and sorting mats for a fishing game. Teaches category exclusion, color words, sorting by color.


More great language freebies on Teachers pay Teachers: 


Setting the Table and Language by The Speech Meadow

Groceries and Language by The Speech Meadow

Play With Dolls by The Speech Meadow

Creating Language-Rich Experiences at Home by Ms Gardenia's Speech Room

Play-based Speech Therapy Homework by Primary Punch

Scavenger Hunt Vocabulary Activities by Fun in Speech

Summer Homework Calendars for Language by Schoolhouse Talk

Printable Picture Cards for Speech Therapy by Speech and Language at Home

Pronoun Puddle Jump Activity by Twin Speech Language and Literacy

Ants on a Log Speech Recipe by Creative Speech Lab

Weather Idioms Freebie by Activity Tailor

Fictional Short Stories for Language Comprehension by Talking with Rebbecca

Bubble Gum Facts and Opinions by All Y'All Need


Free social language resources online:

Social Language Scenarios by Home Speech Home

Emotions Vocabulary by Home Speech Home

Pirate Emotions and Feelings Card Game by Communication Blessings

Articulation,  Language and Social Language Homework by Stacy Crouse

Social Skills Activities: Friendly or Not? by Looks Like Language

Social Skills Activities: TeenProblem Solving/ Social Inferences by Looks Like Language


Free fluency resources online:

Videos with practical tips for how to use speech tools from Stuttering Therapy Resources

Speech and Language Home Practice by Primary Punch includes parent suggestions for fluency, articulation and language home practice.

Fluency Skills Brochure by Primary Punch

Speech Therapy Stuttering Activities by The Gift of Gab


Free AAC Resources online




A huge list of speech and language homework activities you can send home in a hurry for summer and emergency shutdowns www.speechsproutstherapy.com


How you may use these resources

Resources by many SLP authors are listed here. Please be sure to respect the terms of use included in files by each author. If you have questions, reach out to the author of that product.

Most other authors also allow printing for all your students, again please check the TOU. for those resources.

For Speech Sprouts free resources:
I am amending my Terms of  Use due to these extreme circumstances during the coronavirus pandemic for the Speech Sprouts resources in this list.

  1. Each SLP or educator who will be distributing these resources to students should download the file on Teachers pay Teachers for themselves. Parents are also welcome to download a copy of the digital file on TpT. 
  2. You have my permission to print a copy of my activities for each of the students on your caseload. 
  3. You may upload my resources to a private Google Classroom that only your parents and students have access to. Uploading resources to other file sharing sites will continue to be prohibited. 

I've also put together a PDF File with links to the resources listed here that you may download. You may share the PDF file with the list with your students and parents via Google classroom, email or a password-protected district website.

I hope this makes getting activities out to your students easier.   Download the Freebie List HERE.

I hope this send-home resource list helps! 

We're all used to summer breaks, but emergency school closing like the current coronavirus shutdowns or fire and flood emergencies can so be very stressful. Wishing everyone health and safety.


16 comments:

  1. You have made my day!
    Thanks so much for your generous spirit! It's quite daunting to imagine getting individual student packets together for 50 students with 50 different needs/profiles. I hope I can use this list for my district????

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    1. Absolutely! I hope the list is helpful for both colleagues and parents. Having to pull all this together on such short notice is kinda stressful isn't it? I'm feeling it too. Feel free to share the link with anyone it can help. Stay well!

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  2. This awesome! You are a life saver!h This is very kind and generous of you!

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  3. Thanks so much, I'm so glad it's helpful!

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  4. This is a wonderful resource! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Thank you so much for your understanding and help through these stressful times. I can't tell you how much your generosity means to me.

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    1. It makes me feel so happy to be able to help a bit, I hope you and your family stay well!

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  6. This is amazing!! I am in pediatric outpatient and we may have to close our doors soon and I am having parents ask for at home activities and this is wonderful. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  7. It's so sad that so many services are needing to close including speech therapy services. Prayers that you stay safe and our nation recovers soon. Stay well!

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  8. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! I am not nearly as organized as I should be as an SLP and these resources will be a GREAT HELP!!!! You are APPRECIATED!!!!

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  9. I love all these resources! Thank You!

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  10. This is an awesome resource! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Thank you so much! There are so many resources I can't wait to share with my families who are sheltering at home! I so appreciate all the time and effort you have put into compiling these!

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  12. Thank you so much for compiling this list!!! We all need to support each other!

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