Conversation Blocks an UN-stacking Game
7 fun types of mats to get your students talking! 20 different mats! I designed these mats to use in speech therapy sessions to encourage communication and carry over skills.
These mats are perfect for:
• Getting to know you activities
• Carry over for articulation, language, and fluency
• Social skills
• Counseling groups or sessions
• Small groups in the classroom
• Also great for family get-togethers!
Mats included: My Favorites, What If..., Personal, Emotions/Feelings, Would You Rather, Silly Questions, and Think of a Question (also includes one blank template).
This download includes 2 files: One with pictures and one without.
I love playing stacking blocks (such as Tumbling Towers or JengaTM) in therapy but my students often got frustrated with how easy it is to knock over (and some of my students would knock it over or bump the table on purpose). I wanted a way to play this game without as much frustration (while targeting conversational skills). I have 4 other products that go with JengaTM and this one is my newest one!
→ Materials: stacking blocks game (wooden stacking blocks such as JengaTM or Tumbling Towers). You will also need to select one of the Conversation Blocks Mats that targets the desired strategy.
→ Game Set up: Stack the blocks up like the traditional game (three blocks together, alternating directions per 3 blocks…like the image above). Pick the Conversation Blocks mat that you want and place it in front of your student(s).
→ Game Play: Start off by telling your students this isn’t the regular stacking block game (where you take blocks off and stack them back on top). Tell them this is an UN-stacking game!
Each player will carefully remove a block out of the tower (they are not allowed to take one of the top blocks until the tower is down to 2 layers or no other blocks can be removed without it tumbling down). Then they get to choose a block on their mat to put it on. The student will answer or ask the question on the block.
Other Block Products to use with JengaTM or Tumbling Towers Blocks
This activity covers 17 language targets (Categories, Compare/Contrast, Associations, Vocabulary, WH-Questions, Following Directions, Subject/Verb Agreements, Sentence Absurdities, Analogies, Synonyms, Antonyms, Irregular verbs/plurals, Multiple Meaning Words, Describing, Defining, Idioms, & Social Skills (blank templates included). ) and includes 80 mats. Click here to check it out
This activity covers all phonemes in initial, medial, and final positions (+blends and vocalic /r/). Click here to check it out
This activity comes with 6 different fluency strategy practice mats. Each strategy comes with pre-teaching cards and visuals. Click here to check it out
This activity uses the same type of blocks but the students build on the mats (to make buildings/images). This version is better for students who struggle with fine motor skills. This product comes with 19 mats (5 language targets: categories, compare/contrast, association, wh-questions, and vocabulary. Click here to check it out
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These mats are blank and intended to be used as an open-ended activity during therapy sessions.