Speech Therapy Bulletin Board Ideas
Are you looking for easy winter bulletin board ideas as an SLP? When thinking about bulletin board ideas for my therapy room, I focus on these three categories: demonstrative , interactive and functional.
I like to plan ahead for the year and rotate these out to make it easier on myself. For example, at back to school time, I typically use an interactive bulletin board or a functional bulletin board as lots of new families and students come by my room This helps to get them excited and learn more about speech therapy. Let’s look at some speech therapy bulletin board ideas for winter and I will show you how I break down these 3 categories.
1. Demonstrative Bulletin Board Ideas
Demonstrative bulletin boards are usually made up of different crafts that students make during therapy. Below, I listed my two favorite winter crafts to use for this type of bulletin board. They are both extremely easy to prep and make.
This craft honestly could not be more simple! I like to call it “fake crafting.” It’s meant to be very easy and require very little prep. Just grab any paper strips of your choice from the Year Round Craft Paper Strip Art for Articulation and Language. These paper art projects all use the same strips of paper to make 12 simple crafts. Once you get the hang of it, you can actually adapt these paper strip crafts to make pretty much any shape/topic that you need!
I print on blue colored computer paper for this snowflake craft. If you have students with difficulty cutting with regular paper, print on cardstock to increase the paper resistance. Simply lay them on top of each other to create a snowflake after you practice the words and glue! Voila! Super duper easy winter craft and it goes perfectly on a bulletin board to jazz it up.
Next up is another articulation craftivity. Simply print the two pages that you want to chop and practice based on the student’s speech goals. Have students practice those words and cut out the strips. Then, combine the strips together to make a simple snowman like pictured below. It really is the simplest craft and students really love it. Sometimes I’ll let them color the carrot nose and we will make a quick black hat out of construction paper as well.
2. Interactive Bulletin Board Ideas
Having an interactive bulletin board can be fun for students to look at and actually interact with as they go by your room or are waiting for therapy.
In this falling snowflakes set, each card includes a snowflake that pictures an image and word. In the bottom left corner of the card a black dot is included. These dots represent the number of syllables and allow students to touch them while they produce the sound, emphasizing multisensory practice. The top left corner of the card is marked by color and syllable pattern to help organize the card set. I print the poster snow globe to put up on the bulletin board as well with 18 velcro dots on it. Make sure you add velcro to the back of the snowflake cards also. This way students can interact with it in the hallways and have fun practicing speech sounds!
This set was developed to target phonological disorders using minimal pairs. Each card includes a snowflake that pictures an image and word. The top left corner of the card is marked by color and pattern to help organize the card set. I also print the poster size globe with this set, attach it to the bulletin board and attach 24 velcro dots. Attach velcro dots to the back of the snowflake cards and then let students add/remove the flakes from the globe. Other posters are included to allow for variety of the winter months as well.
3. Functional Bulletin Board Ideas
For functional bulletin board ideas, I generally use parent handouts. I like to use the winter learning through play packet handouts below.
These handouts help parents utilize common activities to increase communication skills through play. There are tons of fun ideas for winter such as:
Good luck with creating your winter bulletin boards and have fun!
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