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Digital Pumpkin Activities For Speech Therapy and Teletherapy

It's that time of year again...

Pumpkins are everywhere... including in speech therapy sessions. And with good reason! There's so much language around how and where pumpkins grow, picking pumpkins, what pumpkins look like, foods made out of pumpkins, and more.

Another great thing about using a pumpkin theme in speech therapy is that it's a seasonal theme and not a holiday theme. If you have students that don't celebrate Halloween, it still works. Plus, you can keep the pumpkin theme going strong in November, if you wish!

Well, if your tried and true pumpkin activities don't translate well to teletherapy– or maybe you just want some new ideas– check out these teletherapy pumpkin activities from around the web!

Pumpkin-Themed Virtual Field Trip

A virtual field trip to the pumpkin patch is the perfect way to kick off a pumpkin theme! Many kids are familiar with visiting pumpkin patches, but if not, you get to take them! This PDF uses big, colorful photographs to introduce the theme and vocabulary, target concepts, practice describing, and so much more!

Pumpkin Teletherapy Activity for Speech Therapy

Pumpkin-Themed PDF Activities

Another way to hit tons of goals with one resource is this pumpkin-themed interactive PDF targeting everything from sentence comprehension and listening for key details to sequencing and articulation, and more!

A student doing a pumpkin themed activity on an iPad in speech therapy

This set of resources includes fillable text boxes and clickable buttons and checkboxes. Again, no jack-o-lanterns... just pumpkin patches, the pumpkin life cycle, and tons of different types of pumpkins!

Pumpkin Game for Google Slides

Okay, this activity puts the perfect pumpkin spin on Guess Who.... and it's totally free! It's a game for Google Slides that you can only find linked within my Fall Teletherapy Activities Lesson Planning Spreadsheet... which is also FREE! Once you copy this spreadsheet to your Google Drive, check under the 'Pumpkin' category for this exclusive freebie!

Pumpkin Guessing Game for Speech Therapy Teletherapy

Books about Pumpkins

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

Note: Some of these books mention Halloween briefly, but it is not a primary focus of the book.

  • Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump by Martha E. H. Rustad

  • How Did That Get to My Table? Pumpkin Pie by Emily J. Dolbear

  • The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

  • Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Project by Rob Scotton

  • From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Videos about Pumpkins

Other Pumpkin Activities for Speech Therapy

Pumpkin-Themed Reading Passages

Fall Pumpkin Themed Activity for Speech Therapy Boom Cards Comprehension and Inferences

Activities for Older Students

Fall Pumpkin Speech Therapy Activity for Older Students in Teletherapy

Go ahead and let pumpkin everything overtake your virtual (or physical) speech therapy room this fall! With activities to target any goal your students have, these activities can help you build your own pumpkin-theme lessons for a week or two (or more)!

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