I have been meaning to share this game with you all year. Do you have a go-to therapy game? This is definitely one of my top 5 of the year. My second through fifth graders LOVE it. Bumparena is a Cranium Game where 2+ players work to get the most balls into their goal. Students guide the balls into their goal by strategically placing bumpers on the board. Students pull cards and follow the directions, adding different bumpers and balls to the board. If you draw a ‘release now’ card, let all the balls roll and see where they land! We used these cards a lot of different ways. For articulation, the students produced 5 sentences before taking a turn. For language, we paired it with the Expanding Expression Tool. The colors in the game cards are close enough to those in the EET strand. When I pull a card, the student completes that portion of the EET strand. For example, when they pull a green bumper card, they first identify the category of a given object. Source Source I love to see the reasoning skills in the students and they love to play with the bouncy balls! The game was made in 2005 so you might have trouble finding it in store. Luckily you can always find it on Amazon! Have you used Bumparena?
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I used to have that game at an old clinic I worked at! Lots of fun.
It reminds me of Plinko from Price is Right!
Maya Gamez says
You have such great timing! I just found this game at my local thrift shop in mint condition and it was one of the most instantly motivating games for most any skill. Thanks for the EET suggestion!
Elisa Cartagena says
This is one of our favorites in speech therapy! 🙂 I love your idea about incorporating the Expanding Expression Tool Kit! 🙂 Great job!
Lynn Wood says
Just found this game late this afternoon that I recognized it from your blog! I don’t have much time for shopping so I was thrilled to find another Cranium Game in excellent condition called Duck, Duck 1-2-3 and a brand new Don’t Wake Daddy that had a price tag of $26.99. Three new games for $6.00! Thanks for posting Jenna!