Halloween is my fave when it comes to therapy activities. So many fun books, and “Monsters Love School” by Mike Austin is no exception! I discovered it over the summer, and love how these monsters can be paired with “Back to School” themed activities AND Halloween themes!
Extension Activity: Play dough Monsters
Extension Activity: Sensory Bin
Extension Activities: Crafts
I do crafts like this with speech sound Cariboo cards, too, so that the kids have something to take home to show what sounds/words we’ve been working on!
Another craft activity you could do is make a mask, just like the monsters made for art!
You can work on following directions and basic concepts with this activity with different art materials like construction paper shapes, stickers, dot markers, sequins, etc… Or, just use it as a reinforcer activity to keep your kids’ occupied while waiting their turn in a group!
If you have an iPad, take pictures of the students wearing their masks. Show them the photos, and see if they can guess WHO it is in the group that’s wearing that mask. I did this as a whole group activity for Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, and the kids had fun guessing which classmate was under the mask! (And it was great for working on simple “who” questions!)
Book Companion Materials:
I also made a book companion to go with this, so you can save even more time in your planning by having additional pre-made activities that are 99% no prep. It includes activities for WH questions, verbs, following directions/basic concepts, receptive/expressive categories, and object functions!
Check it out here!