Have a Ball…Deck the (Speech) Halls!
Use this holiday game board and activities to practice and build your students’ vocabulary skills. As students move about the board, they will be challenged to label various vocabulary items, including simple categories, functions, and attributes. If your students are not able to label these features, they can use the included cards to identify words that fit certain categories, functions, and associations of words from a choice of 3 (ex. Which ones are animals? Horse, car, duck). These can also be used as a “what does not belong” or “how do these go together?” activities. You choose how difficult to make this activity based on your students’ needs and abilities! ! **Just added** Articulation cards, speech and language homework sheets! Now play this game with your articulation students as well! Follow the same rules as the language game--see below.
Included in this packet:
-pg. 4-Having a Ball! game board
*pg.-6-categories (6 total)
*pg. 7-functions (6 total)
*pg. 8-associations (6 total)
-Receptive identification cards (choice of 3 answers)
*pgs. 9-10-categories (12 total cards)
*pgs. 11-12-functions (12 total cards)
*pgs. 13-14-associations (12 total cards)
-pg. 15-Articulation game ornaments **JUST ADDED**
-pg. 16-Supplemental sorting mats for reinforcement
-pg. 17-Supplemental ornaments for reinforcement
-pg. 18-19-Homework sheets for both speech and language **JUST ADDED**
-pg. 20-Extra sheet of ornaments
Play one of 2 ways:
Use the spinner provided to move around the board Candyland-style: spin the spinner and move to the closest ornament (ex. you spin a “red bulb”, then you move to the next closest red bulb.). –OR-
Use a die and move around the board based on the number you roll.
3) Play until players reach the end of the board, or play multiple times and use Christmas Tree mats to see who will collect the most ornaments.
Directions for Play (for both language and articulation):
Laminate and cut apart all game pieces (game cards and receptive cards if needed, OR articulation cards), spinner, reinforcement sorting mats and reinforcement ornaments. Give each student a tree to “decorate” with ornaments as they answer questions correctly, if you choose to use this reinforcement option.
Student spins the spinner and moves to the closest corresponding ornament or dot on the game board. Student then either answers a question (receptively or expressively) from a corresponding ornament (If you are using the sorting mats, student collects an ornament for their tree if they answer correctly) OR says the specified number of articulation words.
Player who gets to the end of the game board first, or who has the most ornaments on their tree by the end of the session wins!
**This game would also work well as a reinforcement activity for any speech or language goal!Directions for Play (for both language and articulation):