Bored of the same drill and kill articulation activities? I have 5 activities that are fun and won’t require a ton of prep time!
How many times can you just show students articulation cards or use worksheets before you start to yawn?! We always want to do more exciting activities but end up doing the same old thing because we run out of prep time or just get busy with our other responsibilities. Here are 5 low prep activities you can easily do using what you already have! Your students will be so motivated they won’t realize they are drilling and working on their sounds!
1. Work On Articulation Using Foldables!
Grab paper, pens/markers/gel pens/colored pencils/pencils, and scissors and you are ready! Let your students help make them. No prep required other than grabbing those supplies. Work with your student(s) to fold the paper, cut it to indicate initial/medial/final, correct/incorrect, or even CV/VC/word/sentence level!
2. Make Task Cards Fun with Wind Up Toys
Instead of just drilling with task cards or picture cards, grab some cheap wind up toys from dollar stores (or Amazon of course), and place cards across your therapy table. Students can take turns winding up the toys to see where it lands. The card it lands…that is the word/sentence/prompt they have to say! You can honestly do this idea with any task card..not just articulation ones! Want to learn about more about this idea? CLICK HERE to read all about it!
3. Articulation Checkers
I have seen so many cheap checkers sets at dollar stores and thrift stores. When you don’t spend so much, you don’t mind writing on them! You can easily turn any checkers game into an articulation checkers game! I used stickers to help make the writing a bit neater (stickers also purchased at the dollar store of course!).
4. Use A Free App MSQRD To Work On Articulation!
Students love technology. Students love Snapchat and the filters. Why not use it in speech. Since I know you don’t want to open up your social media app (or create one if you don’t have)….so this awesome, free app allows you to use face filters to create pictures and videos without the social media piece. So many to chose from. Students can record themselves saying their articulation sounds and hear them back to self-reflect and self-correct. Learn more about this app by CLICKING HERE!
5. 100 Trials Races for Articulation Therapy
Why not see who can get to 100 trials?! Want an easy way to count and see who wins? I created free worksheets you can easily print. Grab any dice or even fun multi-sided dice to get higher numbers! Students can color in the items on the page after they produce their sound that many times. Whoever fills up the board first…wins!
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