Want to use your iPad more in your speech room? Want to use it for Halloween?
I have gathered my favorite 5 apps to use during Halloween season in my therapy room. Yes, there are tons more out there but these are the ones I have used the most.
I Luv Drawing Monsters
In this app, you get to follow step by step to draw monsters! Students can pick the monsters they want to draw and see their amazing end results.
Just click the monster you want!
Then, students can follow the audio and visual cues to make their masterpieces!
The end result:
Why do I love this app? You can work on following directions, compensatory strategies for auditory comprehension, describing, compare/contrast, sequencing, and so much more! This app is currently $1.99 but so much fun! You can also use it year round since it isn’t just for Halloween. You can learn more about this app by clicking HERE!
If you know me, you know how much I love Rory’s Story Cubes game. This app is the digital version of that game but with a Halloween theme!! Students can shake the iPad to roll the dice to select their images that they need to make a story about. If you read that link that I just shared, you know that I love to use the somebody-wanted-but-so-then strategy with my students to help guide them to develop their stories.
Hint: for this app, touch the “more” button in the corner to access the settings. Here you can select how many dice and how the dice will shake!
This app is great for working on storytelling, sentence structure, story recall if you have students recall details from each others’ stories, answering questions, and so much more! Learn more about this app by clicking HERE! This app is currently $0.99 but I honestly grabbed it free after Halloween in the past!
This app is so much fun! Students can pick a pumpkin (compare/contrast, describe, request), cut and decorate!
They get to be creative, they can verbally describe each step, they can recall their knowledge of steps of making a jack-0-lantern, they can compare/contrast a pumpkin and a jack-o-lantern and so much more! Best part, no mess!
No two pumpkins will be alike since your students will have so many choices to pick from! They will get to make a unique pumpkin for themselves.
They can select a background and you can save it or email it to yourself to print out later on! Learn more about this app by clicking HERE! Did I mention this app is free?! YES!!
Toca Kitchen Monsters
Do you love all of the Toca Boca apps like me?! I just love them and my toddler at home does too! They are great for pretend play and eliciting so much language doing so!
In this app, you get to pick a monster…
and then you get to feed them! You can cook and prepare the food and watch the monster determine if they want to eat the items or not. You can work on following directions, answering questions, predicting, describing, sequencing, compare/contrast and so much more! Learn more about this app by clicking HERE! This app is currently FREE!
Monsters Get Sick
This app is a cute, interactive story app. You can select the story to read to the students, you can read it to them, or students can read themselves. Students will have fun touching the different characters on each “page” and seeing different animations. They will also be prompting to complete different activities.
This story is so cute and you can work on so many goals! You can work on story recall, sequencing, following directions, answering questions, describing, compare/contrast, predicting, problem/solution, summarizing, and so much more!! Learn more about this app by clicking HERE! This app is currently $1.99 but you can use it year round!
These apps will keep your speech and language students entertained and learning throughout the Halloween season! Do you have any other apps you enjoy using? Share them by commenting below!! I would love to hear from you and learning about new apps to add to my collection!
Want to see these apps in action? Watch my Facebook Live video below! Don’t know what FB live is? Click HERE to read my blog post all about it!