Teletherapy Activities for the First Day of Spring
Spring is the air. Maybe. Possibly very faintly there. Or..... not yet at at all here in Iowa. But either way, it's that time of the school year when everyone (students and SLPs included) are starting to feel a bit.... restless.
All the more reason to celebrate the first day of spring in your teletherapy sessions! Not to mention, there are a ton of language opportunities within the changing of the seasons.
Here are some quick, easy, and NO PRINT ways to go all out for the March equinox in speech therapy. Because.... well, why not?
BOOKS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING
Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.).
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson is such an adorable story about forest animals. If you use this book, be sure to download my FREE teletherapy lesson plans or spring. There's an exclusive freebie inside the spreadsheet that targets comprehension of this story, shown above as a split screen activity!
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes contrasts many characteristics of winter and spring.
For your younger students, Spring is Here by Will HIllenbrand (about animals waking from hibernation) is very cute!
On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring by Buffy Silverman shows real photographs of animals during the transition from winter to spring.
VIDEOS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING
Winter to Spring Time Lapse Videos
This one shows a ski slope change from winter to spring.
This National Geographic video has beautiful imagery of a garden blooming.
Here's another cool 60-second time lapse from winter to spring by PBS.
This video was made by someone who took a picture of a park every day for an entire year. So cool!
Watch this short video and see if your students have heard about balancing an egg on the equinox!
This wordless (but captioned) National Geographic video explains the meaning of an equinox.
This very brief (12 second) video shows the equinox from space.
This TinyTap activity simply compares winter and spring.
Contrast the elements of winter and spring with the PBS Kids Seasons Spinner activity.
If you subscribe to BrainPop, check out their activities on solstices and equinoxes!
ARTICLES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING
This Newsela article discusses when and how spring came to be a recognized season.
This article on Britannica discussed equinoxes. You can change the reading level in the top right!
Whether you have younger or older students, there's something here for everyone! So bookmark a few fun activities as we happily step into warmer warmer!
For more spring activity ideas, check out my FREE lesson plans for teletherapy!