Barrier games are a great activity to work on following directions, spatial concepts, memory, and asking for clarification. This packet incorporates specific sounds to target articulation at the sentence, reading, and carryover level, as well.
To prepare for the traditional barrier game, find the desired target sound and print out one set of pictures and one blank scene for each player. The pictures should be cut out into individual pieces. Place a barrier in between the players so they can’t see the other scene. The students can make up their own directions or use those included in this packet. Once all the directions are followed, the barrier is removed and the players check to see if their scenes match.
As an alternative activity, one student can have a filled out scene (1 included for each sound) and use it to describe the location of each item to the other student who has a blank scene and pieces. The barrier is then removed to check for matching scenes.
There is also a set of black and white scenes and corresponding pictures for each sound. These can be used for a cut/paste/color barrier game (i.e., “Paste the eagle in the tree and then color him brown”). The finished product can then be sent home for carryover!
For review of basic concept knowledge needed to play the game, there is also a set of 8 spatial concept flashcards for both scenes, which include pictures for the target sound.