There are so many fun activities you can do with your toddler during Thanksgiving that build speech and language skills. Today I'm going to share three activities. Please let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Enjoy!
Trace your toddler’s hand & make a turkey. The fingers serve as feathers, and you can let your toddler color and decorate it. To target speech and language skills you can have your toddler draw on eyes, nose, and a mouth. Label the body parts with your toddler, and try to get him or her to point to them and name them.
Talk about Thanksgiving with your toddler. Talk about the pilgrims, Indians, turkeys, fruits, vegetables, etc. Find pictures of items related to Thanksgiving and show them to your child. Have your toddler point to the pictures as you name them. Try to get him or her to say the names of the pictures after you. Check out these Thanksgiving color sheets for more fun with this activity!
Let your toddler help you rake or gather a big pile of leaves outside. Allow him or her to jump in the leaves. Target the words "jump" and "in" as your toddler jumps in the leaves and "out" as your child gets out of the leaves. Remember to get your toddler to imitate the words after you. This activity will provide hours of fun for your child!
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