I’ve posted about using miniatures for articulation therapy a few times before, but I realize that curating a collection takes time and often leaves you with lots of some sounds and very few of others. For myself, I started making my own miniatures to fill in the gaps!
This takes a bit of time, and you’ll need to order some supplies, but it’s actually the kind of relaxing project you can do in front of the TV.
Here’s how I assemble them.
- Print all the circles/pictures on cardstock.
- Cut along the dotted lines.
- Using a 1” circle cutter, cut all the circles. (You can also do this by hand, it just takes more time and patience. I have neither for this kind of thing.)
- Glue each circle to a craft bottlecap.
- Cover each with a finishing sticker or use a sealing medium.
Then you can print the word lists to enclose with each set. (Links to the actual products I use are in the set. You can run a search on Amazon too.)
Here’s how I use them.
We use these to “feed” tissue box monsters, draw them out of bags, hide them in sensory bins, write carrier phrases on a sentence strip with a blank that the miniature fills in, whatever we come up with! These are much more engaging than flashcards!
Whether you make the entire set and use them as is or chose to fold a selection into a miniature collection you already have in process, I hope you find as much utility and fun with these DIY articulation miniatures as me and my students do!
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- This product includes 660 articulation targets total and a printable word list for each phoneme set. The phoneme sets included are:
- 10 initial, 10 medial and 10 final for: P, B, T, D, K, G, F, V, M, N, L, TH, S, Z, CH and SH
- 10 initial: SP, ST, SK, SN, SM, SL
- 10 initial R
- 10 medial and 10 final for: AR, EAR, OR, ER
- 10 combination medial/final: IRE
- 20 initial R blends (mixed)