Fall Toys and Games for Speech and Language Therapy

As I’m moving into a new speech room, I’m organizing my preschool toys by season. During this year I’m making it a goal to post some recommended toys and games to use in speech therapy.



I’ve got some old and new favorites perfect for September, October,  and November. I’m including Amazon affiliate links below so you can easily find them!


Attribute Apples: I love these apples that I reviewed back in 2012. They are wonderful for preschool for comparing and contrasting and working on the use of comparatives and superlatives.

Little People toys are just the best. I use them to target positional concepts, pronouns, verbs, expanding expressive language, following directions, WH questions, and much more! I scored a big lot of Fall themed Little People on eBay a while back. You can buy these sets through Amazon or directly from the Fisher Price website.


Thanksgiving Celebration


Harvest Hayride


Trick or Treat Surprise


Pumpkin Party



Play in the orchard with Hi-Ho-Cherry-O. This classic game is a fall favorite!


Squiggly Worms is a really cute ‘apple’ with escaping worms. My students love this one!


The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is an adorable game featuring a little squirrel friend.



Games like these are perfect for working on turn taking, initiating, and being a good sport!

Over the summer I shared Chipmunk Chompers with you! I really love this set!


It’s great for phonological skills and learning letters!

Do you have older preschoolers/K students working on articulation or language tasks? This pumpkin Lego set could be really fun. They could practice saying several learning targets for practice before earning a piece of the set! It’s on my wish list!



If you have a Lego Lover it would be great!


Those are the toys in my cabinet for September, October, and November. What will you be playing with? Comment below and I might add some to my list!


Lovely comments

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    Alice says

    I love the tried and true games and excited to try the new ones (like the squirrel game). Thanks for the ideas!

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    I teach a Norwegian-language class through play for toddlers/preschoolers and also tutor a 5-year-old in Norwegian language. For fall, we use silk leaves, real acorns, leaves & apples made of plastic that are actuall fall table scatters from the craft store, but some toys as well. I like using apples from the Dollar Tree and silk leaves because we talk about all the different colors and color shades. The table scatter can be sorted with tweezers into apples and leaves as well as used for manipulatives on do-a-dot boards as a reinforcer. As far as actual toys, I like the Halloween Toob from Safari Ltd and the Playmobil farm, horse, and harvest sets.

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    Elizabeth Harding says

    One of my favorite games is a card game called Slamwich by Gamewright. It has pictures of sandwich ingredients. I use it in November as Thanksgiving approaches. It’s great for articulation, especially for /r/ and /s/. The students label each ingredient as they place it on the card pile (green lettuce, red tomatoes, etc.) I tweek the rules a little bit to use the game for pragmatics and language. I have used it to reinforce basic concepts and prepositions, and for helping autistic students converse. My students ask to play this game. They love it.

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    Bev says

    Thank you for the great game suggestions. I like the apples activity since we are working on descriptive features of objects.

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    Ale says

    these are great! Do u have it in a handout format to give to parents? I’m also looking for one that gives recommendations on toys to buy for children for the holidays! I do a monthly newsletter and would love to include the above and something for the holidays and will make sure credit is given to you.


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