Do you ever have students light up and say “Oh! I’ve done these before!” when you pull out a tried and true printable game? Kids love routines and they love things that are familiar.
Better yet, we don’t have to waste precious therapy time explaining rules when we could be getting high repetitions of therapy targets! We can also send printables home with the student after the session to use as homework targets and to keep parents in the loop about what we are working on in therapy.
Here are some of our favorites! We hope you enjoy them too!
- Our articulation and language maze activities are my favorite go-to no-prep printable for mixed groups. It is a life saver to have one activity that my articulation and language students can work at the same time. The language mazes are even divided by Level 1 skills (K-2) and Level 2 skills (3-6) for synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words!
- These fantastic articulation puzzles for every month include the following sounds: p, b, m, n, t, d, h, w, k, g, f, v, s, z, s-blends, l-blends, r-blends, pre-vocalic r, vocalic r, l, ch, sh, th, and J. My favorite thing about them is that they include a picture cue for each target word non-readers. They are a huge hit in my KG-3rd grade groups.
- Our dot-to-dots are a no-prep printable that your students will love! They will connect a dot each time they say a target sound and to make form a picture. Each set has 20-25 words per page, and each unit includes over 150 Dot-to-Dot pages targeting K, G, S, Z, L, R, SH, CH, J, L/R/S Blends, and Voiced & Voiceless TH! Each sound target is broken down by initial, medial, and final position of words PLUS by 1, 2, and 3+ syllable words! Did I mention they are no-prep!?
- These word searches provide a fun activity for students to do while waiting for a turn, and also make a great take home activity. I love the space provided to write a sentence using three words from the list.
- If you have ever played connect four, you will love this speech version called dots and boxes. My favorite way to use these is to laminate them and let students use dry erase markers to play so I can use them again and again as a quick, grab-and-go therapy session.
Do you have any familiar games you love to play with your therapy groups? We would love to hear about them in a comment on this post!
Speech, Teach, & Love,