Making Magic Words in Speech!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

And for my next trick.... Magic Words!  Don't you just love when you find an activity that makes your students just light up? Occasionally, speech can become a little dull, especially if you have a student that has been with you for a while. Finding new ways to make speech practice fun and exciting can be a little difficult. Magic Words is a fun way to get your kids excited and get a lot of practice in, too!

All you need for this activity is a plain piece of white paper, a white crayon, watercolors, and a paintbrush. I got this Crayola watercolor set with a brush from Target for just over a dollar. Before the kids come in to speech, I write their target words for the day on the paper with white crayon. When they arrive, I tell them the paper is magic paper that makes special words appear when they paint! (or you could say the paint is magic.... whatever works!) 

As the students paint on the paper, the paint won't stick to the crayon, so it makes their words appear like magic! When they discover a new word, I have them practice that word 5 times or put it in a sentence, depending on their level. The amount of giggles that come out of this activity is pretty darn amazing. 

I have used this activity for more than just speech words. I have also written sight words, spelling words, numbers, letters, a secret message... just about anything will work! Just this morning I  drew shapes for a little guy learning those.  I personally haven't tried this, but was a great way to get kids engaged during teletherapy! You would have all the materials on your end and do the painting. The student can practice their word as it appears on your paper! 

I hope this activity will bring a fresh, new idea to your speech room!

Hilariously Sweet Valentine Jokes for Speech!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Happy, happy February! In February I always love a good Valentine theme in speech. Lots of holiday vocabulary, kindness, and lots of love. Although most of my students have come back to see me in the clinic, I am still doing a few teletherapy sessions a week. As I have mentioned before, one of my teletherapy students told me a joke at the beginning of our session a few months ago. I loved how it just lightened the mood and started our session out on a happy note. So now, I start all my sessions out with a joke!

Since it's no secret I love a good theme, of course my jokes need to be themed as well. I have been searching the internet for the best, kid approved Valentine jokes. I wanted to compile a list here to share. So here are 18 hilariously sweet Valentine jokes approved to tell in speech, enjoy!!

What did the painter say to her sweetheart? 

I love you with all my art.

What do you call the world's smallest Valentine card?

A Valen-teeny!

Knock Knock

Who's there?


Olive who?

Olive you!


What did one volcano say to the other?

I lava you!

How did the phone propose to his GF?
He gave her a ring. 


What did the one sheep say to the other? 

I love ewe!


What did the farmer give his wife for Valentine’s Day?

Hogs and kisses.

What did one light bulb say to the other light bulb on Valentine’s Day?

I wuv you watts and watts!


What did the baker say to his sweetheart? 

I'm dough-nuts about you!

What do you say to an octopus on Valentine’s Day?

I want to hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand!


What do you call a ghost’s true love?

Their ghoul-friend.


 What do you write in a slug’s Valentine’s Day card?

Be my Valen-slime!


What kind of flowers should you NOT give on Valentine’s Day?


Why do skunks love Valentine’s Day?

They are very scent-imental creatures.


Why did the sheriff lock up her boyfriend?

He stole her heart.

What do you call two birds in love?



What type of shape is most popular on Valentine's Day?

Acute triangle. 

What did Frankenstein's monster say to his bride on Valentine's Day?

Be my Valenstein! 

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