Jenna over at Speech Room News has created a new link up idea to share different aspects of the Speech Room. This month's theme is: Games I Love. Below you will find my favorite games to play in speech.
1. Uno/ Whac-A-Mole/Blink
Uno was the first game I used in my speech room and the students loved it. They must have learned to play a different way because I still can't figure out the rules they use. Blink is a more complex version of Uno that I play with my middle and high school students.
Whac-A-Mole is similar to war where the students flip cards over and slap the pile when they get the same color or a wild. The goal is to get all the cards. (There is a deck for sale on Speech Therapy Materials Auction facebook page. )
2. Flippin' Frogs Game
I found this game at a garage sale, not really realizing what it was, and not realizing how much my students were going to go crazy when they saw this game. The game consists of a tree that spins with a nature sound component and students flip frogs offa lily pad trying to get them stuck in the tree. At the end of the round the tree flips up trying to knock the frogs off. I gave my students 2 frogs after a specific number of activities were completed and the person with the most points at the end of the session got a prize from the prize box.
3. Chutes and Ladders
I love using Chutes and Ladders to help students with describing/verbs/sentences/language. The game board in both the old and new versions have pictures throughout the board.
Hope this helps.