KIDS HAVE FUN PLAYING THIS GAME AND WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENCOURAGE FUN DEVELOPMENT OF VOCABULARY!!!
This download is made with the non-reader in mind. It includes a set of picture cards to target fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, desserts, condiments and other food items. A list of the food items used is included in order to help the speech language therapist identify the pictured items if necessary. This game can be used during individual therapy sessions or in small groups of 2 to 6 students. A title sheet is also included and can be used as a label for the Ziploc bag that the cards may be stored in.
Just print cards and student mats on cardstock, laminate for durability, cut apart cards and you are ready to go!!
2 to 6 players
•Print one copy of the “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar boards (pages 4-13) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Each page should then be cut in half so that you get two “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar boards.
•Print one copy of the picture cards (pages 14-16) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut apart picture cards
•Give each student a one “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board. Extras have been included for variety.
Playing The Game:
Spread out all picture cards facedown on the table in rows. The object of the game is for each player to locate all five pictures that match the five pictures on his/her caterpillar. Randomly choose a player to go first. Taking turns, each player turns over one picture card from the table, naming the food item and then telling what kind of food it is (fruit, vegetable, meat, dairy, grain, sweet, condiment) or what meal you might eat it for (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack). If the picture matches one on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board, it is placed on top of that picture, and play passes to the left. If it does not match one on the “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board, the picture is turned face down again and play passes to the left. Play continues until one player covers all the pictures on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board.
The winner is the player who covers all the pictures on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board first or if time runs out the player with the most pictures covered is the winner.
apple, pear, lemon, lime, cantaloupe, orange, peach, blueberries, grapefruit, avocado, green grapes, banana, red grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi, strawberry, raspberries, cherries, watermelon, tomato
potato, eggplant, celery, cabbage, radish, scallion, butternut squash, peppers, spinach, corn, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, mushroom, cucumber, carrots, string beans, onions, yams/ sweet potatoes, pumpkin, lettuce, peas
OTHER FOOD INCLUDED
hamburger, hotdog, steak, chicken, turkey, fish, bacon, sausage, ham, pie, cake, cookie, ice cream, eggs, cereal, waffle, bagels, muffin, English muffin, yogurt, pretzel, potato chips, popcorn, milk, orange juice, butter, bread, sandwich, soup, cheese, coffee, chili, spaghetti, pizza, rice, taco, croissant, donut, candy bar, soda, pancakes, cupcake, salad, milkshake, toast, Jell-O, pudding, French fries, crackers, omelet, peanuts, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, oil, vinegar, salad dressing