Picture cards and word cards for minimal pairs for b & p in initial, medial, and final positions. Includes several homophones for these pairs as well. Great for speech therapy and for ESL students
Ideas to use these cards:
-Flyswatter Game: Place the word cards in a bag, and the picture cards out on a table or taped on a wall. One person (could be the teacher or a student) draws a word card and reads it. Other players have a flyswatter in their hands and try to hit the correct picture first. This game works best if only the first swatted answer counts—this forces students to think before hitting.
-Matching: Match the pictures with the words for vocabulary development.
-Hear and Say the Difference: For each minimal pair, say both words. Students point to the correct word and repeat the correct pronunciation.
-Listen and Run: For a more active version of hearing the difference, tape the pictures on the walls—all the B pictures on one side of the room, and the P pictures on the other side. Students then listen to the words and run to the correct side and touch the correct card. (This activity can be adapted to have a student lead by saying the different words.)
-Sorting: Sort the pictures into piles of “B” and “P” words, speaking each as it is sorted.