One of the great things about living in the middle of North Carolina is that you are nearly an equal distance between the beach and mountains. (I lean towards mountains if you’re wondering and I’d say that, while not uncommon, it’s the minority position.)
As we near the end of the school year, some of my artic students are really in need of some new materials. I give you “Pathways for articulation and language.”
These game boards look like your classic Bingo board but set up is easier and there’s more excitement and strategy. Not to mention each board contains 36 specific phonemes/position represented by adorable Smarty Symbols. (Answer key included in case any of the pics have you momentarily stumped. IEPs can do that to you.)
To play, each player receives a different game board with the same target. On your turn, call out a picture that every player will cover. (You may want to insist on a correct production to cover. Your call.) You can use dry erase markers if you’ve laminated your sheets or chips. My students like to use flat marbles so it looks like stepping stones.
The object of the game is to be the first to make a path from one sea to the other or one forest to the other. You may find that your original plan isn’t what you end up with as other players announce words to cover. Remember a path can be winding!
This set includes boards for K, L, SH, CH, TH, S, R (including vocalic R boards), categories, antonyms, synonyms and homophones. All boards have picture prompts except for synonyms and homophones.
Click here for all the info.
You can check out how this works with a FREEBIE! Download my animal boards and play in a few different ways. For your youngest students, you might just label the animal. For older students say where the animal lives. For a more challenging version, say the correct name of the animal baby. Easy when it’s “puppy,” trickier when it’s “porcupette.” Don’t worry, there’s an answer key.
Click here for your freebie.