apple speech therapy craft
For Professionals

Apple Speech Therapy Activities + Free Printable

Share on:

When I worked as a speech therapist with preschool and early elementary special education classrooms (my caseload primarily had students on the autism spectrum), a popular fall theme in the classrooms was APPLES! Often the kindergartners would join their inclusion classrooms to go on an apple picking field trip to end the unit. Here are a few apple speech therapy activities you might enjoy!

This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

Apple Speech TherapyActivities:

Apple Speech Therapy Craft – Apple Pie

This is one of my favorite fall crafts – I love that the pie “crust” opens and closes 🙂

Apple Craft for Speech Therapy

This Apple Pie Speech Therapy Craft includes articulation targets and language targets (like categories, synonyms, irregular plurals, and more) on the apple slices that you can place in the pie pan and cover with the “crust.”

WH- Questions or Yes/No Questions with an Apple-Theme

I am always working on WH- questions with my students! Once they have learned a few basics about apples, working on WH- questions with an apple theme can be a great way to target IEP objectives while sticking to a theme.

apple interactive book for speech therapy


This interactive book includes basic apple facts and related WH- questions on each page. There are also yes/no questions about apples for students who are working on that!

RELATED: Using Visuals to Teach WH Questions (Plus Free Visual Aid!)

Describing Apples Activity – Free Download 

I have used this Apple Describing Communication Board in two ways:

  1. As a worksheet or communication board to teach the describing words in a small speech therapy group.
  2. For Show-and-Tell with apples.

apple describing activity for language therapy

In one speech group, I would pull an apple out of a bag and go over all the terms on the describing sheet – like color, size, rough/smooth, and stem/no stem. Then I would have each student pick an apple out of a bag and fill out their own sheet with prompting as needed.


In a later speech group, I would have each student come up to the front of the small group, pick an apple, and then use the communication board to “show and tell” about the apple they picked. This might be verbally, by pointing, or with AAC depending on the student’s abilities.


You can grab a free copy of my apple describing communication board on TpT by clicking here!

RELATED: Fall Language Activities (plus a free download)

Apple Books for Speech Therapy

Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

This one is great to read in preparation for going on an apple picking field trip!  It goes over all the steps of apple picking, parts of an apple, and making applesauce!


The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

This book talks about each season and how the apple cycle is progressing in that season. It has fewer words per page than the book above and could work well with seasonal sequencing activities!

Cooking with Apples in Speech Therapy

Cooking is always a fun speech group activity! (Or for a speech/OT – “SPOT” group) You could try making applesauce, apple crumble, apple rings with toppings, or my favorite – caramel apples! (I still remember losing a tooth in a caramel apple in elementary school – ha!)


In a cooking group, you can target turn-taking, following directions, sequencing, requesting and so much more! Cooking is also great for sensory input – smells, textures, temperatures, etc. – and for teaching vocabulary related to those senses!


Depending on your students’ abilities, you might want to use a visual recipe. Here’s a link to my visual recipe for caramel apples  (along with a sequencing worksheet and comprehension questions).

RELATED: Fall Language Activities (plus a free download)


Apple Craft for Speech Therapy – Roll-an-Apple

I come across a lot of roll-and-draw activities (where you roll a dice to see what part to draw on next), but since some of my students have limited fine motor skills, gluing on pieces works much better!

apple speech therapy craft

This Roll-an-Apple Craft works for small group speech therapy or individual sessions. You can have students work on requesting a turn, passing the dice, stating the number and piece they rolled, and requesting any materials they need!

RELATED: Fall Speech and Language Activities


Apple Speech Therapy Activity: First Orchard Boardgame

This board game is great for working on early social skills like turn-taking as well as color matching. It is a cooperative game, so either everyone wins or the RAVEN wins! It also has sturdy wooden pieces that are fairly large. You can find First Orchard on Amazon here.


You can find a bundle of the EARLY Language apple activities here (interactive book, visual recipe, roll-an-apple, and apple describing board):

apple activities for speech therapy

Here’s a link to the Apple Pie Craft:

More Speech Therapy resources you might enjoy:

Do you have any apple-themed go-to activities? Please share below in the comments!


Pin It for Later!

pin for Apple Activities for Speech Therapy


Share on: