It’s November, the month of thankfulness! We want to show our appreciation to you, our faithful followers, by saying THANKS with a round up so stuffed with November therapy content that it will rival any stuffed belly on Thanksgiving day. Without further ado…we present you our November gifts of THANKS!
November Calendar of Activities
Use the embedded daily activity links as a warm-up or ice breaker for your class or in a therapy session. The activities linked may contain stories that can be read to target goals and facilitate discussion or the links may direct you to hands-on activities that you can complete with students. Some links even lead to online activities that can be an engaging way for students to interact with the daily theme. Be sure to grab your very own November “National Day” Calendar today.
Make a Turkey Drag and Drop Jamboard Activity
Drag and drop images to make a Thanksgiving turkey in Jamboard! This activity includes 3 different ways to create your turkey. In the first version, students arrange the turkey parts any way they choose. In the second version, a template of the completed turkey is visible to cue students how to arrange the parts to form a completed turkey. In the third version, students roll a dice to add particular parts to make their turkey. Use this activity to promote receptive and expressive language skills, following directions, turn-taking, and articulation practice reinforcement. Also, use the Jamboard app to play the game on an iPad or phone.
Gratitude Journal Activity
This gratitude journal is appropriate for student or staff use. Journal pages can be customized using sticky notes, text, or images. Get your free copy of the Gratitude Journal now. The gratitude journal is a material brought to you by E-Therapy’s eQUIP Mental Health Program.
Gratitude Activity Sheets
Students can write a gratitude list, add images, or draw pictures using these fall theme editable and printable PDF sheets. Both grayscale and colorful sheets are included. Choose the editable pages if students are typing or adding images. Printable sheets can be printed out for classroom use or annotated using Adobe Reader. Don’t miss snagging your free copy of these Gratitude Activity Sheets today!
Thanksgiving Virtual Sticker Scene
Decorate the dining room for Thanksgiving. Dress your characters for Thanksgiving Day. Set the table for a feast. Our E-Therapy virtual sticker scenes are perfect for remote or in-person therapy sessions to target a large variety of goals or can be used as a reinforcing activity. Check out our Thanksgiving Sticker Scene today!
Thanksgiving Words Guessing Game
Can you guess the word based on the number of letters and a hint? This open-ended Thanksgiving theme PowerPoint game is a great activity for promoting receptive and expressive language skills, decoding skills, and articulation practice. It is also an appropriate game for reinforcing group discussion and turn-taking skills. You must have PowerPoint to use this game. It will not work in Google Slides. If you are using the Drive link, it will open as a Google Slide file. From there, select the file tab and download as a PPT file to your computer. This game can also be played on an iPad using the PowerPoint app.
Acorn Hunt PowerPoint Game
Help the squirrel find his acorns! This open-ended Acorn Hunt PowerPoint game is a great activity for promoting receptive and expressive language skills and articulation practice. It is also an appropriate game for reinforcing group discussion and turn-taking skills. You must have PowerPoint to use this game. It will not work in Google Slides. If you are using the Drive link, it will open as a Google Slide file. From there, select the file tab and download as a PPT file to your computer. This game can also be played on an iPad using the PowerPoint app.
November Daily Digital Planner
This November Daily Digital PDF planner was designed for use in teletherapy and onsite session planning. Sections include tabs for a yearly calendar, a November 2021 calendar, Daily Reminders checklists, Lesson Plans, and Resource links to aid in planning therapy sessions. When using this hyperlinked PDF on the computer, Adobe Reader is recommended to ensure that the hyperlinks continue to be live. If you plan on using this planner with an iPad, a paid app such as Goodnotes is recommended. If you already use a paid Adobe Pro subscription, you can use the Adobe Reader app on your iPad to edit your planner and the notations will save from your iPad and opened using Adobe Pro on your computer. Using a digital pencil or a stylus will also be helpful but not required. If you are using OneNote, keep in mind that the hyperlinks will no longer be live.
November Physical and Occupational Therapy Activities
If you missed our fall OT/PT activity release, be sure to check out our blog featuring these activities and make sure to grab your free copies of the OT/PT fall activities as they’ll carry you through to the winter holiday break.
New for November:
Cut the Pumpkin Pie Scissor Skills
Print out the grayscale pumpkin pies to practice scissor skills during onsite sessions or to send via email for home practice. The Pumpkin Pie Scissors Skills PDF activity can also be used for tracing practice. Use screen sharing and give students mouse control to practice tracing skills using a mouse, finger, or digital pencil/stylus for remote sessions.
Turkey Bowl Spot the Difference
This visual perception Turkey Bowl Spot the Difference activity can be used in all therapy settings. In a remote setting, screenshare the activity from Jamboard. While sharing in Jamboard, use the shape tool to circle the student’s responses or if your teletherapy platform allows, share remote keyboard access and allow your students to circle their responses using the shape tool. In a brick and mortar setting, print paper copies of the activity and complete with your students during their first therapy session. Use the answer key provided to double check that your students found all the differences.
Get monthly activities to use in your online therapy sessions
Check out our monthly Activity Round-ups for even more fun online games and activities that can easily be used in your online teletherapy sessions.