I have been in a creative mood lately, so I have decided to create an activity to target articulation. I think Jenna (from Speech Room News) and I had the same idea to use popcorn! She has some great language materials on her blog featuring the popcorn theme, so I figure it's okay if I upload my articulation idea. I also love materials that focus on specific units since I am a huge fan of using thematic units in schools.
The materials I created are very easy to use. All you need are the following pages and a popcorn bucket. This activity it great for quick drill and working in groups.
Here's an example of a popcorn bucket. Hey, this just gives you an excuse to go to the movies and get an extra large popcorn! Obviously wash out the popcorn bucket after you are finished with it. :)
Here's an example of initial /s/ popcorn kernels.
Since I am a firm believer in using real objects during thematic units, I would probably reward my articulation groups with a small handful of popcorn after therapy is over. Clearly you shouldn't do this often, but I have found it to be a good motivator and the reward of popcorn makes them work really hard (sometimes stickers get a little boring). Also, you can make the popcorn healthier by getting the plain popcorn without butter.
I created initial, medial, and final /r/ and /s/ today. Feel free to comment and let me know what other phonemes you would like me to create!