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Thursday, March 6, 2014

St. Patrick's Day in the Speech Room

March is here and we are all about shamrocks, rainbows, gold, and leprechauns in the speech room!

There are so many cute St. Patrick's day ideas popping up on blogs and on Instagram this month.  My list of March activities to try just keeps getting longer and longer.

Here are a few of the things I have planned/created for my students.

1. BOOKS! My favorite St. Patrick's Day books include Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, Ten Lucky Leprechauns, and That's What Leprechauns Do.

2. Shamrock Challenge! It just isn't a holiday in my classroom without a Peachie Speechie Articulation Challenge! This one requires no candy or color ink. Just print, grab a green marker, and go! Color a shamrock each time your say your target sound. Will you be lucky enough to get to 100?

3. St. Patrick's Day Reinforcer Game! I happened to find some adorable shamrock gold coins at Michael's for 40% off. It is impossible for an SLP to pass up a sale like that so I stocked up. Then, I made a little reinforcer game to go with them. It can be used with any learning target and the kids love collecting coins.

4. COFFEE FILTER SHAMROCK CRAFT! I remember making these as a child! Apparently coffee filter crafts were popular in the 90's because I also remember making coffee filter flowers, hearts, and snowflakes! Simply fold a coffee filter in half, cut into a shamrock shape (see step by step picture below) and then paint with watercolors! Great for targeting sequencing events, following directions, and describing! 

What St. Patrick's Day activities are you doing in your speech room?!


  1. Great ideas! I'd love for you to help jump start my Week in Review Linky; it's okay that you're doing a post on what you're going to do!

  2. Thanks, Bekki! And Mary, I would love to jump start your Week in Review Linky... I am not sure how to do that but I'll click the link and see if I can figure it out hehe. I'm a little bit technologically challenged.

  3. I had really good intentions of adding your reinforcement activity to my speech room and your coffee filter craft to my weekend at home...and then none of it happened, ugh! I love these ideas. I guess I'll be relying on memory to try them next year! Thanks for all the great ideas!