Snow Themed Lesson Plan Activities For Teletherapy and Speech Therapy
Updated: Jan 12
Just as winter (usually) brings an abundance of snow in Iowa, there are tons of snow-themed activities for speech therapy! But don't worry, you and your students won't even have to experience one shiver with these ideas– they're all digital activities that can be used in teletherapy or in-person therapy!
This PDF is the ultimate mixed group activity! It is full of interactive elements (such as check boxes and clickable buttons) to keep students engaged in the 6 included activities. The goals that can be addressed include story comprehension, basic concepts, vocabulary, formulating sentences, and more!
And while we're talking about mixed groups.... If you own this resource you know how easy it is to use for articulation and language. Pages 9 and 10 of the PDF each contain a snowy scene, plus prompts right on the page for commonly targeted speech and language goals.
Boom Card Decks
Two sections of this versatile Boom Card deck tie in perfectly with a snow theme, too! Not snow-related, but equally as exciting to students, is the flashlight used to find objects on some of the cards! Give it a try here!
This language and reading comprehension deck has one informational passage and one short story with the theme of snow. It's the perfect way to engage students as you get some quality data on comprehension questions!
And since we're talking about helpful tools for progress monitoring this winter... check out this deck! Whether you're going all out on the snow theme or no theme, this deck is a staple for language therapy!
Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.). They would make great additions to your snow theme this year!
Brave Irene by William Steig
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
First Snow by Bomi Park
In the Snow by Elizabeth Spurr
Snow by Uri Shulevitz
No Two Snowflakes by Sheree Fitch
Once Upon a Snowstorm by Richard Johnson
When the Snow Falls by Linda Booth Sweeney
We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Snow Globe Edition by Michael Rosen
A Loud Winter's Nap by Katy Hudson
This video (made by Free School) tells about how snow is made.
Simon's Cat videos are always a hit, and this cute one gives a cat's viewpoint of the fluffy white stuff.... great for perspective taking!
This Sesame Street video shows clips of kids sledding and talking about snow.
Games & Activities
Toy Theater has a snowy hidden picture that's great for targeting tons of language goals!
Highlights also has this hidden picture activity on their website.
ABCYa.com's interactive snowball activity allows students to use their imaginations as they move 100 snowballs around the winter scene.
Funny Fill-Ins (from National Geographic Kids) never get old, so this one about a snowy, winter vacation is sure to bring some laughs! Pair it with these sound specific word lists, and well, you've got yourself my favorite therapy activity 😂
This website allows students to make their own paper snowflakes.... digitally! The best part? No picking up tiny pieces of paper off of the floor!
Here's a quick memory game on matchthememory.com that uses real photos of snowy activities.
Activities and Articles for Older Students
This extreme weather PDF resource contains a section all about blizzards. After reading an informational passage, students answer the questions that target making inferences, comprehension, vocabulary, synonyms, and antonyms.
This article on Readworks.org discusses the possibility of using "E-days" (electronic workdays) as an end to snow days.... that's a topic that's sure to get your students talking!
This Simon's Cat video (mentioned above) is a great for older students too!
And just for fun, this snowflake game (on Squigly's Playhouse) involves finding as many groups of three like snowflakes as possible.
There's snow doubt that you can find something for everyone with this complete list of fun, wintertime activities! Need even more therapy ideas for this time of year? Don't miss this FREE spreadsheet of links!
NOTE: Several of the links in this post go to websites for which I have no affiliation. The links are provided for your convenience only. This post does not signify endorsement of any of the above website or resources (other than those I have created on TpT and/or Boom Learning), and I have no responsibility or liability for any of the other content or information shared in this post.