Articulation Animals are a great and engaging way to practice articulation in speech therapy and then as a take-home activity. With diverse groups, each student in the group can work on their own target sound while still doing the same activity. At the beginning of each month, print off an Articulation Animal of the student’s choice. You have 18 different Articulation Animals to choose from. Then print off the pictures that you want the student to work on. Included are 73 or more black and white pictures for each of the following sounds: /S/, /TH/, /R/ and /S/ BLENDS. I have the students cut out the pictures and as they cut and paste the pictures onto their animal they practice whatever word they are gluing on to each number. When appropriate I also ask students to use the words in sentences. Once all the spaces are filled with pictures the student cuts out the Articulation Animal and glues it where it says "glue" and folds it up (accordion like) to make our fun and giant Articulation Animals. I then like to send this home with the kids. Parents can practice all the words each day with the student or I sometimes tell parents they can go to the number that corresponds with the date each day and have the student practice one word all day long. I tell my kids it is the "word of the day" and they have to see how many times they can use it and make sure to say it with their best sounds. This would then be home practice for an entire month. With students working on the sentence level you could have the student use the word in a sentence. They have to use the word in multiple sentences each day, or describe it, whatever you or the parent chooses to do with the word.
/S/ SOUND WORDS:sunshine, salt, sushi, compass, sofa, sink, seashell, suitcase, octopus, circle, sandwich, soccer, circus, musician, horseshoe, satellite dish, mustache, same, motorcycle, ostrich, bicycle, sewing machine, cactus, sock, castle, ice cream, necklace, chess, chain saw, signal light, ice cube, soldier, Santa Claus, sad, cereal, asparagus, pencil, singing, safe, dancer, sandals, sack, whistle, seesaw, fireplace, juice, newspaper, ambulance, walrus, bracelet, saxophone, sandbox, salami, scissors, lasagna, seahorse, salad, lettuce, baseball, city, sailboat, tennis, sunset, soup , pacifier, seal, sunflower, celebration, house, suit, safety pin, submarine, soap, police, dinosaur, sign, school bus, soda, purse, surfboard, sitting, Saturn, price tag, dice, briefcase, rice, face, rhinoceros, racing car, sombrero, carousel, ceiling fan, Christmas tree, dress, bookcase, sun, faucet, saddle, horse, car seat, lighthouse, fence, maracas, medicine, mouse, sausage, saving, mattress, missile, grasshopper, ice bucket, sardines, gas, popsicle, sand castle seagull, nurse, hippopotamus, dresser, secretary, jack in the box, six, syrup, seven, subtraction, saw, south, sailor, silverware, goose, September, see, son, eraser, Saturday, Sunday, muscles, kiss, icing, unicycle, moccasin ,box, classroom, insects, cent, grass, cymbals, ice cream sundae, sundial, certificate, seventeen, window sill, sixteen, cassette, icicles, swim suit, for sale sign, magnifying glass, hexagon, listen
/TH/ SOUND WORDS:one thousand, earth, thermometer, thumb, thimble, weather vane, thread, grandmother, feather, tooth, thongs, south, sixty-three, mammoth, moth, bathrobe, bathtub, thirteen, phone booth, foot bath, mouth, north, July 4th, toothpaste, teeth, broth, stethoscope, third, bathing suit, birthday cake, toothbrush, wreath, zither, thorn, thirsty, tablecloth, grandfather clock, sloth, path, birdbath, thank you card, mother, clothing, earthworm, father, athletes, toothpick, thermos, thief, three, panther, thumbtacks, brother, Thanksgiving, bathroom, thirty-three, thick, Martin Luther King, twenty-three, thigh, Thursday, together, throwing, thirty-one, throat, fourth, thrush, python, thistle. Theater, thin face, two thousand, throne
/R/ SOUND WORDS:raccoon, rake, rocket, rhinoceros, wrench, reaching, kangaroo, cash register, barbecue, car, circus, rich, cockroach, ostrich, microphone, racing car, turkey, camera, motorcycle, cards, shopping cart, arch, carrots, parade, pitcher, broccoli, archery, eraser, carpenter, furniture classroom corn, raspberry, pacifier, horse, razor, carousel, reindeer, secretary, maracas, celebration, cereal, racket, robe, radio, submarine, bathroom, newspaper, dinosaur, rainbow, sombrero, rain, rattle, rice, ribbon, walrus, reading, wreath, ring, sailor, ballerina, purse, refrigerator, asparagus, circle, battery, rolling pin, rose, caterpillar, road, cherries, carrying, arrow, earth, astronaut, rocking horse, roller-skate, alligator, garage, dartboard, barrel, chair, robot, fire, anchor, rubber duck, barn, rowboat, bear, cauldron, computer, roller coaster, roots, rooster, deodorant, ear, farmer, fire hydrant, forest, giraffe, golf cart, gorilla, guitar, running, ruler, rope, rabbit, pyramid, rock, pliers, pirate, parrot, orange, mushroom, mirror, writing, roll of paper towels, paint roller, orangutan, zebra, zipper, typewriter, tornado, raft, wrist, rectangle, rattlesnake, radishes, rat, ram, roof, rug/carpet, living room, sheriff, fairy, lobster, carolers, iron, lizard, starfish, relish, licorice, hairbrush, decoration, zero, clarinet, parachute, oil rig, wren, race, accordion, fishing rod, shark, menorah, recorder, boxing ring, tambourine, microscope, target, mascara
/S/ BLEND WORDS:skirt, sled, rooster, sleeve, street light, squirrel, sleeping, lobster, slice of bread, sneakers, storm, starfish, snake, telescope, smoke, snail, skillet, lipstick, stapler, astronaut, skis, skeleton, roller skate, smore, square, roller coaster, twister, asparagus, skyscraper, microscope, skull, spoon, scale, smile, snorkeling, spots, stitches, stamp, stethoscope, scarecrow, steak, basketball, space shuttle, spaghetti, school bus, snow globe, spider, spout, stop sign, spotlight, statue, stage, spade, scarf, spray bottle, ice skates, sports, stairs, scorpion, snowflake, speaker, star, swing, spill, stopwatch, stocking, stove, scanner, basket, street, straw, screen door, slide, toaster, spaceship, scooter, stamp, spring, screwdriver, spool of thread, sponge, sparrow, sweep, skateboard, slippery when wet, store, swan, stool, storage boxes, sprout, stegosaurus, screw, sweatshirt, stork, scrapbook, scotch tape, stroller, mask, desk, whisk, egg slicer, handstand, swabs, spatula, hopscotch, duster, fire station, scooper, hair stylist, measuring spoons, flask, sticker, ghost, nest, smell, slippers, slot machine, snowman, stack of books, strawberry, swimming, skunk, sky, squash, stretching, splash, spinach, sloth