Looking for an open-ended game , for younger and older students that may be used with any language or articulation activity in speech therapy. Kids will LOVE this game!! Just in time for the Fall season of football. It is a great game to use with students who are working on different skills but are in the same group.. Easily incorporated into any small group lesson.
*This is an open-ended game, meaning it does NOT include the speech and language stimulus items. This also means it can be used for ANY subject - not just speech and language!
MATERIALS & PREPARATION:
- One different marker for each student ( game piece, coin, etc. can be
- One set of dice
- Print on cardstock and laminate one "FOOTBALL FIELD" for each
- Print on cardstock and laminate one "PLAYS GUIDE".
- Print one "SPEECH AND LANGUAGE FOOTBALL SCORE SHEET" for the
group on regular paper. Have each student write their name by one of
the "TEAM NAMES". This is where their scores will be recorded.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAY:
Each student should begin on the 20 yard line ( "X" marks this spot) . Place the student's marker on the "X" on their own individual football field to track movements and try to get their player to the end zone and score. The teacher then asks the first student to perform a task, which could include but are not limited to:
-Using picture cards have students produce a target sound in words or
-Listening to a given passage (short or long) and answer detail questions (Listening Comprehension)
-Supplying antonyms or synonyms to given words (Vocabulary development)
-Answering any abstract reasoning questions including inference, main idea, prediction, cause/effect etc. (Critical Thinking)
-Repeating given sentences or sequences of numbers or words (Auditory Memory)
-Producing sentences with correct grammatical forms, for example plurals, verb tenses, comparatives/superlatives, subject/verb agreement etc. (Grammar Skills)
If the student completes the given task successfully he/she should roll the dice and use the included "Plays Guide" to determine what happened when the player has the football.....TOUCHDOWN, INTERCEPTION ,FIELD GOAL etc. The next student then takes his/her turn in the same manner. Each time a student reaches the end zone he/she scores a touchdown, 7 points. Record the touchdown on the teams score sheet. After a touchdown or field goal has been scored the player places his/her marker on the 20 yard line again and tries to score another touchdown or field goal. At the end of the game add up the scores and the player with the highest score wins.