Dozens of SLPs are selling hand-made materials online. Most of these come in the digital format, where you download a PDF and print the materials yourself. One SLP, Kim Lewis, is selling some tangible activities and asked me to review one for you all. Kim sent me a copy of her game, ‘Articulation Jackpot for S‘.
Articulation Jackpot comes with 93 phonemes (31 for each position: initial, medial, final) plus a custom die. Each position has 30 novel words and one “blank” token for customization. Medial and final position word lists include a variety of phonemic contexts.
To play, choose 30-50 tokens. Give each player 10 tokens to start and place the rest int he center of play. Those tokens now make up in the ‘Jackpot’. Roll the die and follow the actions listed. For example, “place one” means that the player puts one of their tokens into the jackpot. ‘Take two” indicates the player takes two tokens from the jackpot pile. Roll “jackpot” and take everything from the center pile!
Pros: This is a game of chance which helps me keep things equitable in mixed groups with higher and lower functioning kids. The game is easy to navigate but really motivating for kids. I love the ‘jackpot’ idea. I know I could use the customized die with plain tokens and artic cards for other sound practice.
Cons: The cost of the game is $35 for just one sound, which is expensive compared to other items in the market that would feature several sounds (like: S,L, and R). I would love the same type of custom die with numbers/color coding instead of the words written out because many of my clients aren’t reading and reading the die requires more support from me.
Overall, Articulation Jackpot was a great new game to add to my collection. Check it out over on Kim’s blog, Activity Tailor, and tell her I sent you! If you’d like your own copy, just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below!
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