Blow Me Down! Talk Like a Pirate Day in Speech

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Yay for pirate week! This is one of my favorite themes for speech therapy. There are so many fun activities to do, and I haven’t had a student tell me yet that they don’t like pirates (keep in mind I work with middle schoolers, too). Many of my SLP friends also celebrate pirates and the awesome Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. In fact, Ashley Rossi from Sweet Southern Speech is hosting a linky to help all of us find fabulous pirate ideas for this week.

I am (as usual) a little late to the party, so I’m going to tell you a few of my favorite no-prep products (in case -gasp- you haven’t planned for tomorrow) as well as a few other activities I like.
First up, the easy, breezy FREEBIE in my store that is perfect for mixed groups. My Pirate Edition Speech Seek and Language Look can be found here, and includes an articulation word list, vocabulary list, and a fun game.

Kim and Angela from Sounds Like Fun also have this Speech and LanguageTherapy Pack: Pirates that I love. Full disclosure, I got it for free, but I would totally buy it if I had not because it provides enough no or low prep fun for almost ALL of my groups.

I am also playing Pop-up Pirate with some of my kids. I just ordered it this summer, so they haven’t seen it yet, but I have the feeling it will be a new therapy favorite!

I use books for many of my sessions, and my favorite pirate book is The Lost Treasure of Skull Island. It has pop-up pictures that are a little scary, but not too scary, and its short, rhyming text is perfect for a 30-minute group.

Last, but not least, I have many games, crafts, and additional inspiration on my Pinterest board Speech with Pirates. Take a look if you need some fresh plans!

More great ideas can be found on Ashley’s blog. Click the image to check those out as well.

Fair winds and have a great week!

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