Articulation Games

Additional Resources
Game Directions (in pdf format)

Go Fish

  • Make two copies of each picture.
  • Shuffle the 20 cards and give 5 cards to each player.  Place the remaining cards in a pile.
  • The first player asks for a card that he/she is holding.  If the opposite player has the card, it is passed to the caller.  When the caller has a pair, it is laid down and the player gets another turn.  If the opposite player does not have the card, the caller gets to "go fish" and get a card from the pile.  The turn goes to the next player.
  • The player that gets the majority of pairs, wins the game.

Concentration

  • Make two copies of each picture.
  • Shuffle the 20 cards and place them face down on a flat surface in 4 rows and 5 columns.
  • The first player turns over two cards and labels the pictures (says the words out loud).  If the cards match, the pair is taken and the player gets another turn. If the cards are different, they are turned back over and the turn goes to the next player.
  • The player that matches the most pictures, wins the game.
Articulation games are still one of the easiest techniques to encourage students to practice their target sound.  The Spider Game is simple and can be copied to send home for parental participation.  Students can color the game board and the bugs.
Directions:  Place a bug under an articulation card.  The child produces the target word and then gets to place the bug either on the spider web (for the spider's lunch), or off of the web so the bug can get away.  You can download a pdf file with the Spider Game.
spider web bugs