Happy March! As we slowly move toward Spring, many parents are more excited than ever for warm weather and the ability enjoy the outdoors as a family! Because March weather can be unpredictable, we wanted to share are a few activities for speech and language practice that can be done no matter the weather!
Search for Shamrocks!
Outside: Search for shamrocks, leaves, pine needles, or anything else green! Talk about how these items are similar and different with descriptive language (Is it small, big, soft, hard, shiny, sharp, soft?).
Inside: Do the same activity, but see how many green items you can find in your home. In addition to the descriptions listed above, this might lead to even more descriptive language (Where does it belong in the house? What category is it in? What do you do with it?).
Make a Rainbow!
Outside: Use chalk to draw a rainbow on the sidewalk or your driveway. While drawing, practice an articulation target word for each color that you use!
Inside: Create a rainbow using whatever craft materials you have at home – maybe use several different materials in one picture! Practice speech sounds while drawing and then hang the rainbows around your house for springtime cheerfulness!
Do Some Yoga and Notice How You Feel!
Outside or inside, this can be a great way to move your body. Work in some language practice by describing how your body and brain feel when you do yoga! Does your brain feel calm, energized, or relaxed? Does stretching feel good on your arms, legs, back, or neck?
Check out this site for some St. Patrick’s Day themed yoga poses for kids!