• Stacy Crouse

4th of July Lesson Plan Activities For Teletherapy

As a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist, my summers off are sacred. But, if there is one thing that makes me wish I could provide therapy in the summer, it's summer themes. ALL the heart eyes for themes like ice cream, the beach, and the 4th of July!


With Independence Day approaching, there are a ton of amazing and engaging activities to use with your students right here on the world wide web! Check out these resources that are sure to 'spark' your students' interest!


BOOM CARDS™

Create your own fireworks show while practicing speech! This deck of Boom Cards is a simple way to target articulation. Just click and drag the bright fireworks into the nighttime sky, revealing a new target word on each one!

PDF Activities

I love any activity that targets multiple goals. This interactive PDF (clickable navigation and buttons and fillable text boxes) targets associations, negation, inferences, synonyms, figurative language, and articulation.... not to mention all the relevant vocabulary included throughout. The ultimate download-and-go resource!

Google Slides™

Speaking of hitting multiple goals with one stone, check out these 4th of July board games! I have had so much fun learning how to use Google Slides™ this year, and this series of games was one of the first that I wanted to convert to this (new-to-me) format last summer!


As with all of resources included in the bundle, the 4th of July set has 16 game boards to target both speech and language goals. The Google Slides version has moveable game pawns built in, so just use a free dice or spinner website and you're set! A printable version is also included. Homework? Consider it done ✔️

Books

Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.).

  • The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing

  • F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

  • God Bless America by Irving Berlin

  • Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert

VIDEOS

Games & Activities

Primary Games has some great (and FREE!) 4th of July activities, including:

My go-to website for online coloring (thecolor.com) has several pictures available:


Articles & Activities For Older Students

Just bookmark a few of your favorites above, and your speech therapy sessions will be booming with fun for the 4th 🎆 Have fun!


Find more themed therapy blog posts here, and be sure to add my FREE summer lesson plans to your Google Drive!