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Feed the Groundhog is an interactive game that targets articulation skills. It targets initial P, B, T, d, H, K, G, F, V, Sh, Ch, Th, L, R, S and blends. It contains 2 groundhogs and 240 flowers (9 flowers with initial sound pictures for each sound, 1 blank flower and 1 groundhog flower. Also included is a page of 12 groundhog flowers and 12 blank flowers.
1.) Cut out the groundhog’s mouth. Place it on a small colored gift bag with its feet on the bottom. Trace around the mouth’s opening. Cut out the mouth from the bag. Glue the groundhog on the bag lining up the mouth holes. Fold down the top.
2.) Laminate and cut out the flowers.
3.) Each child picks a flower and practices the word on the flower.
4.) The student feeds the flower to their groundhog.
5.) Play until all the flowers are fed to the groundhog.
Add the Groundhogs to the student's sounds. The winner is the student who finds Groundhog first. Use multiple Groundhogs to have more than one winner.
Modification: Use the blank flowers to modify the activity for language goals or sounds not provided.
Homework: Make the groundhogs with the students. Skip laminating the flowers and send it home with your students as home practice.