Easter Egg Hunt to Expand Speech & Language Skills
Updated: May 18, 2019
I love this time of year! The sun is starting to shine, days are getting longer and I get to pull out the Easter eggs in speech therapy. There are so many ways to use work on speech and language skills with Easter eggs!
If your child is working on saying certain sounds, fill the Easter eggs with pictures that contain the sounds in them. (I love the free, colorful articulation squares from Mommy Speech Therapy's website - https://mommyspeechtherapy.com/?page_id=55). Or stuff them with mini plastic animals and practicing making all the wonderful and crazy animals sounds!
If your child is working on putting two or more words together, target those phrases! That means, when you are hiding the eggs, finding the eggs, opening the eggs, doing ANYTHING with the eggs, talk about what you and your child are doing! "Open the egg", "blue egg", " big egg", "two little eggs", "under the table", "in the flower pot", "in the grass", "in the basket", "out of the basket", "close the egg", "mommy's egg", "daddy's egg", "your egg".
If your child is working on understanding verbal directions, use this as an opportunity to really hide those eggs and start giving some complex directions for them to find them. For example, "find the polka dot egg that is in the kitchen in the drawer to the right of the dishwasher".
The possibilities are endless! What did you work on with your child? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear all your fun and fantastic ideas!