Interactive Dino dig is a fun, hands on game for articulation or phonological awareness!
Print pages 4 to 14. Laminate all egg pages and laminate each dinosaur page or put in a plastic pocket for durability. Once laminated, cut out each egg. Now your ready to set up the game!
What you need to provide: Grab a box/container and fill with sand. If you don't have sand you can use anything that lets you bury the eggs (e.g. rice, beads, small blocks etc.) Give each player a dinosaur and something to dig with- I like to use spades or spoons, but anything that digs will do even hands are fun!
Each player can dig in the sand until they find a egg. The egg has a picture and word printed on it. Use the eggs in 2 ways:
-For articulation- practice saying words to target weak syllable deletion. There are words with 2, 3, 4 or 5 syllables. Include them all, some or a specific syllable length.
-For phonological awareness-practice clapping and counting the syllables or parts of the word on the egg. The student has to correctly identify how many syllables are in the word.
If the student is successful at their syllable work (whether it being saying the word or counting the number of syllables) they get to give their egg to their dinosaur. If not they can bury the egg again. The winner is the one with the most eggs at the end of the game!
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Katrina Bevan-Speech Pathologist