Festive Chatter

Speech and language Freebies

This year we have created another selection of Christmas Freebies – speech and language activities for you to dip in and out of. A flexible feast of treats to download and print as and when it suits you.

They are standalone activities but like the Chatty Bat Festive Pairs link to our Early Soundplay series of books so you have the opportunity to expand the activities further if the children are familiar with the characters and their stories.

Cooking is fun and great for language development! Keelo’s Christmas Cookies is a lovely activity for encouraging talking – relaxed chatter about what you’re doing, seeing, smelling, tasting and what comes next.

Baking creates opportunities to ask and answer questions, follow instructions and learn a sequence of events. Learn new vocabulary in context and use these words in a hands on situation. Lots of /k/ words to hear and practise too! 

Share the Flo Colouring Activity sheet or print two copies and have one each. Talk about and then colour the picture taking it in turns to tell each other what to do.

This simple activity is great for developing listening, understanding and talking. It also helps to reinforce vocabulary, for example colours, with opportunities to hear and practise using the words.

Christmas themed objects hidden in a picture such as Spot Clip Clop’s Puddings (or real ones for a treasure hunt) provide opportunities for modelling and reinforcing concepts – “Can you spot the Christmas puddings in Clip Clop’s picnic basket? There they are! In Clip Clop’s picnic basket.”

We’ve included some Christmas themed rhymes such as Five Christmas Puddings that link directly to at least one of the activities.

We hope you enjoy these Christmas Freebies and more!

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