Are you looking for witch activities for speech therapy? I’ve put together a set of easy activities that are perfect for a witch theme! Affiliate links are included.
You know how I love books! They can be used in every therapy session to target just about ever goal imaginable.
My favorite books for a Witch theme are:
- Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson
- I Want to Be a Witch, by Ian Cunliffe
- Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman
- What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen, by Nick Sharratt
- Ten Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O’Connell
I use two different book companions for Room on the Broom. They both include activities for comprehension questions, to sequencing, writing activities, comparing and contrasting, vocabulary, descriptions, basic concepts, and so much more! The big difference is that one is predominately in color with a few black and white worksheets mixed in, while the other is completely no-prep! You can totally use a mixture of both, as each companion has different activities.
Looking for a digital version of the book companion? I recently added this Boom Card companion. It includes 39 slides targeting comprehension, sequencing, and vocabulary, plus an open-ended reinforcement scene at the end! You can find it HERE.
Comparing & Contrasting the Book vs. Movie
One of my favorite things about Room on the Broom is that it has a movie that goes with it. While we very rarely watch movies in speech therapy, this is the PERFECT opportunity to work on comparing and contrasting, character development, and social skills. The movie includes additional information in the back stories of each character, so we love comparing what we know about the characters from the book with what we find out from the movie. If you don’t own the movie, you can find it free on Netflix or Amazon Prime! (I also bought the movie for $5 at Target!)
I made a quick freebie this year for my email subscribers with worksheets specifically for comparing and contrasting the book and the movie! You can access it in the free resource library on this site. Click HERE! Just enter the password from the emails, or if you’re not already signed up, sign up for the email list, and the password will find it’s way into your inbox soon!
One other favorite for Room on the Broom is how easy it is to bring the witch character to life! Did you know that when you dress up, your students are INSTANTLY more engaged?!?! You can click on the post below for details on my costume I wear each year!
If you’re not into dressing up all the way, just throw on a witch hat, and they’ll be equally as ecstatic! I made a quick broom by printing the animals from the book companion and hot gluing them onto a broom stick. I used red yarn for the witch’s ginger braid, and my students LOVE the witch fingers they can also use as pointers!
Witch No Prep Language Activities:
I also paired a few of the witch-themed pages from my Halloween No Prep Speech & Language packet with this week’s theme!
Witch Social Skills:
One of my favorite things about Room on the Broom is the character traits in the witch. She is full of kindness and inclusion. This Good Witch/Bad Witch social skills activity by Speech Time Fun pairs perfectly with the book! It’s free!
I love incorporating movement into our therapy sessions, especially now that my students are spending so much time behind a computer during the day. My students love the blow up ring toss games, so when I found this witch hat one, I knew I needed to snag it! We use it for reinforcement in between trials!
I also made a new open-ended Witches Brew game this year that we are LOVING! You can play it with any goals and with 2-5 players (although it’s more fun with 4-5 players, because they can “steal” cards from each other.) The students each get a recipe card for a potion, and then either draw or steal ingredients until they have all 4 on their recipe card. The first one to collect all four wins! You can find it HERE.
Witch Crafts with Writing
If you’re like me, you like to do the occasional craft as long as 1) you can really target goals while doing it and 2) it’s relatively low prep. I made a quick Witch Craft Writing Freebie to accomplish both. It’s available to my email subscribers HERE.
If you’re looking for something with a few more steps, but equally as adorable, Jenn from Crazy Speech World has another witch craftivity HERE.
Additional Witch Activities for Speech Therapy
Looking for more? Try some of these activities from other amazing SLP Authors!
I hope this helps you with your planning for witch activities for speech therapy! Halloween is so fun!