Here’s another quick pencil and paper game that will get you a high number of trials during articulation therapy while keeping the enthusiasm of your students high.  And because it’s so easy to play, it’s a perfect activity to send home too.


Triangle board with target words

Pen or pencil

Set Up:

It’s literally a triangle made up of dotted tiers.  Between the dots you write your target word.  The Artic Attack workbooks include pre-made sheets for s, z, and r in all positions, including blends.

To Play:

Alternate taking turns by joining two dots, saying the word that is crossed out.  When a player completes a triangle, they put their initials in it and take one more turn.

Tri it, you’ll like it!

Please take a moment to read my article, “Articulation Games from a Drill Sergeant,” in the current edition of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.  I think a high number of trials/session is critical to moving kids through therapy and am always on the lookout for fun ways to make this happen.



The views expressed in this blog are my own and are intended to inspire other speech-language pathologists in their own practice. If you are a parent, teacher or other educator, these ideas are not intended to take the place of treatment by a certified clinician. Read full disclaimer here.