It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day means telling the people you love how much you care about them and eating lots of chocolate! Here are some fun Valentine’s Day activities you can do with your child to celebrate Valentine’s Day and work on his speech and language skills at the same time.
Before the activity, cut some red, pink, and purple hearts out of construction paper. Then, gather a bunch of materials that your child may want to create valentines. You can show her how to use the materials once she asks for them or you can also help her practice asking for help if she doesn’t know how to do something. Let her decorate the valentines however she wants. That will make them more special!
This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day activities to do with kids because they get so excited about it! Before the activity, create a “recipe” that your child will follow to make the strawberries. You can also talk about the nouns and verbs associated with this activity. For example, you can practice the words chocolate, strawberry, bowl, spoon, microwave, freezer, cookie sheet, stir, dip, set down, put in, eat, etc.
When children have a list of speech words that they need to practice, it’s not always very much fun to just sit there and say them over and over again. For example, if your child’s word is “cat”, he might come up with a valentine like “Dear Andy, I bought you a cat! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, The President!”.