Does articulation practice feel agonizing at times? Do you need some ideas to make students more EXCITED to give you articulation trials?
I gathered some ideas from SLPs over in the School Based SLPs FB Group. I wanted to share these ideas for simple card games for articulation practice.
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1. NED’S HEAD
This game is a lot of fun and sure to get a lot of laughs! Most SLPs own this beloved game. If you have one, simply stuff articulation cards inside and have students pull one out on their turn.
2. HIDE THE STICKER
Do your younger students LOVE stickers? Then this is is the game for them! Put 12 articulation cards face up on the table. Hide a sticker under one of them when students are not looking or before they enter the room. Students take turns saying an articulation sound and you turn that card over. You can also use the runner sentence: “Is it under the ____? Play continues until they find the sticker.
3. GO FISH WITH A TWIST
Students typically love the card game, “Go Fish.” Simply play with articulation or sound cards instead of the typical deck. This makes for an easy articulation activity in a moment’s notice.
WAR is simple, fun and engaging! It’s a great card game for articulation because it is quick and good for lots of trials. You could even play across sessions until there’s a winner! You would also use this with articulation cards or sound cards instead of a typical deck of cards.
5. ARTICULATION TIC TAC TOE
Make a tic-tac-toe grid on your table with a dry erase marker. Then, put an articulation card in each square. Last, let the pair of students cover a picture with an object (Make sure they each have a different object or different colors).
This is a fun way to incorporate a holiday theme. For example, during Easter time you could let one play with yellow peeps and the other student play with green peeps. During Halloween, use plastic spiders or bats. This adds some holiday flair and makes the activity that much more engaging for students. You can absolutely work on their own level by having them either say the chosen word 3 times or incorporate it into a sentence.
Place your articulation card deck face down on the table. Turn top card with target sound over and name it. Place face up in front of you. Other player does the same. If you pull a card that is already face-up on the table, you get to steal that person’s card to make a pair. Person with the most pairs wins.
As you play, students have to separate the pairs into two stacks and count only one stack for the winner. That way there is no shuffling, no set-up time. This works great for 5-minute sessions.
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I hope this post gave you some fun and simple ideas for articulation games.
Comment below and let me know which articulation card games you try and love!
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