Are you looking for Weather activities for speech therapy? I’ve put together a set of easy activities that are perfect for a weather theme! Amazon affiliate links are included throughout this post.
I love teaching about weather in the speech room during Spring! It pairs perfectly with Earth Day and the changing of seasons, but it is also a fun way to work on speech and language goals such with nonfiction texts!
Below, I listed my favorite books for a weather theme. If you want to see how I use these books in therapy, check out this blog post HERE.
- What Will The Weather Be, by Lynda Dewitt
- Weather and the Seasons, by DK by Dynamo Ltd
- All About Weather, by Huda Harakli
- Weather Words and What They Mean, by Gail Gibbons
- Sunshine Makes the Seasons, by Franklyn M. Branley
- Worm Weather, by Jean Taft
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barret
- A Tree for All Seasons, by Robin Bernard
- Four Seasons for Little People, by Dr. Jerry Ballard
- When Will it Be Spring, by Catherine Walters
- Hello, Sun! by Dayle Ann Dodds
- Rain Before Rainbows, by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
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Weather Dramatic Play
I LOVE incorporating dramatic play into speech therapy. One of the questions I get asked the most during my seminars on dramatic play is if I use it with older (upper elementary) students, and my answer is HECK YEAH! My fourth and fifth graders LOVE dramatic play, and many of my colleagues use my dramatic play sets with their middle school students as well! Kids have such limited opportunities for creative free play these days, especially in school. SLPs have a unique opportunity to target pretty much every goal imaginable with dramatic play, and the kids don’t even know they’re working! One of my favorite dramatic play centers to use each year is weather. I love having kids pretend to be the weather or news anchor. You can be fancy and use a green screen or a large map, OR you can just draw on the white board….either way, I promise you the students will love it. You can find the Dramatic Play Weather Channel set HERE. It includes all kinds of printables you can use for an instant weather channel station. I also ordered the rain jacket and microphone from Amazon HERE and the large US map tapestry HERE.
Weather Language Activities
I love using the above books to teach about weather events as I target comprehension, sequencing, fiction vs. nonfiction, opinion vs fact, comparing and contrasting, describing, vocabulary, and more! The following book companion targets all of these things and so much more! You can find it HERE.
If you’re looking for nonfiction comprehension and vocabulary activities, you might want to check out the Weather Vocabulary and Comprehension Packet. It’s full of all kinds of activities to target speech and language goals.
If you’re looking for NO Prep, this No Prep Weather Speech and Language Packet includes over 100 pages that are ready to just print and go….perfect for send home practice or teletherapy!
If you’re looking for season activities, this Seasons Sort and Stick activity is a simple but effective way to work on sorting, categories, and vocabulary while comparing and contrasting the different seasons.
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Weather Articulation Activities
Did you know that you can carry over themes into speech articulation too? These Feed the Umbrella Boom Cards are so fun…..and perfect for practicing or progress monitoring initial sounds in words!
Crafts are so fun and engaging, but they still need to be quick, low-prep, and most importantly, functional! This Weather Craftivity checks all of those boxes!!
Additional Free Weather Activities for Speech Therapy
Need more? Here are some free weather activities by other teacher authors:
Spring Scavenger Hunt, by Whitneyslp
Spring Bucket List, by Whitneyslp
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Weather Mobile Craftivity FREEBIE! by The Dabbling Speechie
FREEBIE Weather Preschool Language Unit (+ BOOM™ Cards) by Itty Bitty Speech
Weather Green Screen Background by Dream Creative
I hope this helps you with your planning for Weather activities for speech therapy! Spring is so fun! What other Spring/Weather activities do you use?