7 Speech Activities for Valentine’s Day Using Conversation Hearts
Speech Activities for Valentine’s Day
After almost three months in the NICU, my son came home with a tracheotomy and g-tube. I am no stranger to speech and feeding therapy. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (the holiday for chocolates and special notes from friends), for a child whose foods and speech are limited, it can be a challenge finding ways for him to participate. So, in honor of the sugar-filled February mayhem, I bring you seven speech activities you can do with your child using those lovely and addictive “Conversation Hearts”.
Have your child sort the pastel hearts by color. Once sorted you can also line the hearts up by color on matching paint swatches (free at any home improvement store) for handmade Valentine’s cards.
2. Scrabble Me
With a marker write a letter on the blank side of each heart and have your child practice identifying letters or, if he or she is able, spelling words.
3. Simon Says
Pick out the hearts with action words: “Hug me” “Kiss Me” “Call Me” and have your child act out the message. You can also write your own two-word message on the blank side for more practice.
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