CVC Articulation Words Wheels on the Bus Smash Mats -Back to School

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Apraxia-friendly fun! These speech therapy articulation mats include all the phonemes you need in the initial and final position of CVC words (and a few CV words), plus hard-to-find practice for certain sounds like "ng".

These playdough mats are smashing (couldn't resist) for simple articulation practice or the phonological processes of initial and final consonant deletion.

The BW version of this resource is also great for speech therapy homework.

Your children will love squashing the dough to create the wheels on the bright yellow busses! Use with dot markers, bingo chips or color while using an interactive telepractice platform.

Make therapy grab and go simple when you use this pack across your caseload. Includes mats for both early and later-developing phonemes.

Need No-Prep? The B&W version is perfect for using colorful dot markers, bingo chips or color the pictures with markers or crayons. Just print and go!



  • Articulation of CVC words (and a few CV) words
  • Initial or final phonemes
  • Articulation of phonological targets: Initial and final consonant deletion, stopping of continuents, fronting of velars, nasals, stridency, deaffrication, gliding, and more.

CONTENTS: 39 Pages filled with fun articulation pictures inside wheels of the bus. Each page targets one phoneme and has 10 target pictures for students to smash (or dot or color!) and say.

Phonemes included:

• B- Initial, Final

• CH- Initial, Final

• D- Initial, Final

• F- Initial, Final

• G- Initial, Final

• H- Initial

• J- Initial, Final

• /K/- Initial, Final

• L- Initial, Final

• M- Initial, Final

• N- Initial, Final

• NG- Final

• P- Initial, Final

• R- Initial

• S- Initial, Final

• Sh- Initial, Final

• T- Initial, Final

• Th (voiceless)- Initial, Final

• V- Initial, Final

• W- Initial, Final

• Y- Initial, Final

• Z- Initial, Final

There are 10 pictured target words per mat. Say the word or use it in a sentence.

Have your students repeat each word found 10x for 100 practice opportunities per page!



  • Smash Mats: Use laminated pages. Roll a ball of dough and place it on each wheel. Choose a wheel and practice the articulation word. Then smash the dough flat to create a colorful wheel for the bus!
  • Dry Erase Markers: Use laminated pages. Students color a wheel after they practice each word.
  • Bingo Chips: Put a bingo chip on each wheel after practicing the word. When done, scoop them up with a magnet!
  • Dot markers: Use a B&W page. Students dot the wheels as they practice each word.
  • Crayons or Markers: Use a BW page. Students color the wheels as they practice each word.
  • Telepractice: Speech therapists working with an interactive platform can have students mark or color the wheels after practicing each word.

Send it home for home practice!


Would you love more great articulation activities? Check out these packs:

CVC Winter Articulation Smash Mats

No-Prep Articulation Dot A Doodle

Articulation Quick Lists


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.


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