Apple Themed Lesson Plan Activities For Teletherapy
Looking fun, fall-themed activities but aren't quite ready to dive into all things pumpkin yet? How about them apples? The apple life cycle, apple picking, foods made with apples.... there are so many opportunities for language within this theme! Check out these activities and resources to put together your own apple-themed session..... or sessions!
Virtual Field Trip
I love to use this virtual trip to the apple orchard to introduce the apple theme, concepts, and vocabulary to students. The real photos provide a familiar context for students to make connections, and the built-in language prompts provide many opportunities to functionally target a variety of goals.
Is there anything better than a resource that does it ALL? This apple life cycle-themed Boom Cards deck targets speech AND language with 6 activities that are interactive and educational!
This fall-themed deck of Boom Cards includes 2 passages (one fiction and one non-fiction) about apples. The option to answer comprehension and inferencing questions with or without visuals makes this activity super versatile for your elementary caseload!
Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.).
Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell
The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
Little Mouse and the Bid Red Apple by A.H. Benjamin and Gwyneth Williamson
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
Apples by Gail Gibbons
Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum
I Eat Apples in the Fall by Mary Lindeen
Let's Explore Apples by Jill Colella
Videos with an Apple Theme
Apple Life Cycle is a one-minute wordless video that shows how an apple grows from a seed.
Way Up High in an Apple Tree song by The Learning Station is a cute song for preschool/kindergarten that focuses on counting backward from five.
Let's Go To An Apple Orchard is a 4.5-minute video field trip to an orchard.
Apple Themed Games and Activities
Apple Tree Teletherapy Game FREEBIE. This activity is similar to the game Hangman, but uses apples falling off of a tree.
Curious George Apple Picking on PBS Kids. "Bob" for apples by clicking on the missing apple.
Apple and apple foods matching activity with up to 12 pairs
Apple Catch Game on FunBrain is a simple math-based game for younger students.
Apple Orchard Puzzle on onlinejigsawpuzzles.net can be modified to be easier or harder with anywhere from 12 to 216 pieces.
Apple Themed Reading Passages
How Do Apples Get To You? 1st grade level passage on ReadWorks
It Is Apple Season 2nd grade level passage on ReadWorks
Apple Picking Time 2nd grade level brief passage on ReadWorks
How 'Bout Them Apples? 3rd grade level short story on ReadWorks
Activities for Older Students with an Apple Theme
Apples:The Health Benefits article on ReadWorks
Apples, Apples, Apples trivia game on Jeopardy Labs
Gala Apple Passes Red Delicious as America's Favorite on Newsela
Target articulation (and language too!) with your older students with a hilarious fill-in-the-blank story! Find this one in this fall-themed pack!
I really hope this helps save you some time during this busy time of year and provides you and your students with some fall fun! If you're looking for more fall teletherapy activities, download my FREE Google spreadsheet here! And, learn more about using themes in speech therapy!