I know many of you need articulation activities, so I have decided to create a Valentine's Day articulation activity. I hoping to get it out to you early enough so that you have time to print, laminate, and cut out everything.
The version I am posting today is the Preschool Edition 1 version. This version targets /p/, /b/, /k/, and /g/. There are 18 cards in each position for each phoneme (216 cards total in this download). It took me an extremely long time to find pictures for all of these cards, so that's why I am posting these in various editions. I'll post Preschool Edition 2 next Monday (targets /m/, /t/, /d/, /f/, and /v/).
So the game starts out with a Valentine's Day game board called Cupid's Crazy Race. It looks like this:
The instructions are pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
1. Print and laminate all materials.
2. Select the specific group of cards you want to use (/k/, initial /g/, etc.).
3. Separate the cards into four groups - brown, red, pink, and purple.
4. Print out the broken/healed heart cards and mix those into whatever group of cards you're using.
5. Have the student place his/her game piece on START (bottom left corner). Spin a spinner or roll a dice and move that number of spaces. The color that the student lands on determines which card the student should select.
For example, if the student rolls and lands on a red space, then the student should select a red card. Then have him/her say the word, use it in a phrase, or use it in a sentence. If the student says the word correctly, then he/she gets to keep the card. If the word is said incorrectly, then the student should return the card to the pile for another try.
6. You can also use the cards to target language concepts - basic concepts, labeling objects, describing objects, etc.
7. Continue around the board until either the cards run out or until the time is up. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner!
An example of the initial and medial /k/ words:
I am planning on doing an Elementary Edition version, so I would appreciate comments telling me if I should use pictures or if using just words in fine. I know when you're working on the tougher phonemes (/r/ and /s/) the students can usually read, so I don't know if pictures are necessary. Just let me know what you want!
What do you think? Like it? I hope my preschoolers will enjoy playing it!
Download this version for free here at my TpT store: Valentine's Day Articulation Preschool Edition 1