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!
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
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!
Note: Some of these books mention Halloween briefly, but it is not a primary focus of the book.
Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump on Epic by Martha E. H. Rustad (suggested age 5-7)
How Did That Get to my Table? Pumpkin Pie on Epic by Emily J. Dolbear (suggested age 7-9)
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll read aloud on YouTube
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Project by Rob Scotton read aloud on YouTube
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer read aloud on YouTube
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara read aloud on YouTube
World Record Pumpkin Grown in RI on YouTube is 2 minute news story from 2015 showing a record breaking pumpkin
The Pumpkin Life Cycle Song on YouTube is a catchy song played while showing photos of growing pumpkins.
All About Pumpkins! is a short video on YouTube with photos and a song about the pumpkin life cycle. Perfect for preschoolers!
Pumpkins, Gourds, and More! on YouTube is about a kindergarten trip to a pumpkin patch and comparison of pumpkins and gourds.
8 Cool Facts About Pumpkins on YouTube is full of interesting and random facts about pumpkins as told my a child.
Curious George's Pumpkin Boo! game on PBS Kids
Personality Pumpkins online game has students match emotions with pumpkin faces
A Day at the Pumpkin Farm on ReadWorks (Kindergarten-1st grade level)
Pumpkin Time! on ReadWorks (1st-2nd grade level)
Pumpkins are Popping Up Everywhere! on ReadWorks (2nd grade level)
Trading Pumpkins on ReadWorks (7th-8th grade level)
Activities for OLDER STUDENTS
Great Pumpkins! Grower Wins Trifecta of Giant Food Titles on Tween Tribune
Record-Breaking Pumpkin Weighs More Than a Car on Tween Tribune
The Science Behind Decorative Gourd Season on Newsela
Use these activities to build your own pumpkin-theme lessons for a week or two (or more)!