This activity was designed to be a simple, no-prep activity to target articulation in an engaging way. These mats can be used as a game companion to the fine motor stacking fruit game. This a sample with initial and final /k/ mats only.
The full pack includes the following sounds: initial/final: p, b, m; final: n, t, d; initial/medial/final: k, g, f, v, s, z, ch, j, th, sh; pre-vocalic r; vocalic r (er, ar, or, air, ear, ire); rblends; lblends; sblends (separate mats for sp, st, sm, sn, sk, sl, sw, mixed).
• Get the full pack here → Articulation Fruit Stand: A Speech Therapy Game Companion
Articulation Fruit Stand mat, game
(game not included with this download, must be purchased separately). Color and Black and White Versions included! I prefer using the black and white version during the game and then sending it as homework after the session.
Two way to to play and practice articulation:
Play as directed (stack all the fruit in the stand and remove one by one trying not to make the fruit fall out of the stand). As the student removes a fruit with the tweezers, they will place it on their mat and practice the target word (the therapist will determine the number of trials per turn). The object of the game is to not make the fruit fall out of the stand!
►Line up fruit on the mat before you play. As the students practice the word, they can use the tweezers to place the fruit on the stand (you can replace a new piece of fruit on their mat to practice the word again). After all of the fruit is in the stand, you can play the game as directed and practice the words again!
Use play dough to smash over the fruit on the mat
Use bingo chips to place over the circles.
Use the black & white version as a coloring sheet while practicing articulation.
Use bingo dotters with the black and white version for a low ink/no prep activity (or to send as homework
Also availalbe in a bundle and language version:
• Language Fruit Stand Game Companion for Speech Therapy
• Articulation and Language Fruit Stand Game Companion Mats for Speech Therapy
Check out more fruit themed resources
• Thumbprint Pineapple: An Articulation Art Activity
• Apple Orchard Articulation! Speech Therapy Craft Activity
• NO-PRINT Which One Doesn't Belong Vocabulary Game: Apple Edition
• A Bunch of Speech Thumbprints: A SpeechTherapy Craft Activity