• Stacy Crouse

Pumpkin Themed Lesson Plan Activities For 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 pumpkin, and more!

Another great thing about the pumpkin theme in 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!


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


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

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!


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


Other Activities

Reading Passages

Activities for OLDER STUDENTS

Use these activities to build your own pumpkin-theme lessons for a week or two (or more)!

Don't forget to download my FREE Google spreadsheet here! And check out more themed lesson plan blog posts!

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