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 110 or more black and white pictures for each of the following sounds: /K/, /SH/, /CH/ and /L/. 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.
/K/ SOUND: cup, book, microphone, chicken, shopping cart, cow, soccer, corn, kayaking, basket, keyboard, key, shark, necklace, vacuum, carpenter, car, camera, donkey, duck, carrot, camel, sink, kettle, kangaroo, octopus, candle, castle, motorcycle, broccoli, cat, buckle, coffee, helicopter, coat, cash register, cabin, tractor, rocket, cowboy, popcorn, circle, cards, canoe, lock, backpack, cauliflower, taco, calendar, calculator, cucumber, cage, briefcase, walking, rocking chair, hockey, cake, monkey, desk, cap, piggy bank, pinecone, icicle, koala bear, can, caterpillar, pumpkin, raccoon, hiking, couch, kick, doctor, computer, snake, bicycle, cave, peacock, kids, candy cane, ice cube, cactus, ketchup, ticket, colander, turkey, truck, sock, kitchen, rake, compass, kite, avocado circus, camping, cold, blocks, anchor, barbecue, blackboard, checkbook, blackberry, coconut, check, barcode, basketball, crown, crab, cupcake, drink, firecracker, curling iron, ice cream cone, popsicle, lipstick, suitcase, mascara, mechanic, sticker, cushion, road cone, snorkel, stocking, racket, traffic light, trash can, cork, zucchini, cookie
/SH/ sound: shot, shoe, sushi, brush, shield, mustache, fishing pole, dish, rocket ship, satellite dish, fish, chef, sheep, shake, nail polish, washing machine, mushroom, shorts, egg shell, fishing, cash register, shark , leash, eyelashes, graduation, exclamation point, shop, trash, dish soap, fire extinguisher, shovel, ship, toothbrush, shell, shelf, explosion, shopping cart, pushpin, celebration, fire station, cash, shut, shirt, shack, shopping bag, crash, decoration, champagne, space shuttle, flashlight, shrimp, spaceship, washing, flashing light, addition, sweatshirt, caution, flash drive, shamrock, shaver, shepherd, television, sewing machine, chandelier, magician’s hat, milkshake, salt and pepper shaker, snapshot, copy machine, shower, sheriff, wishing well, parachute, hairbrush, ashtray, dishwasher, horseshoe, cashews, dishes, fishbowl, shower cap, shadow, musician, ocean, glacier, sharpener, shoulder, marshmallow, question, shears, multiplication, dish rack, tissues, windshield, lotion, fish hook, shapes, sunshine, mouthwash, starfish, cushion, pincushion, show, shoelace, sheepdog, splash, squash, invitation, shadow, sheet, licorice, eruption, flush, flash, dictionary, wishbone, radish, shivering, air freshener, nut shell, jellyfish, relish, shove, sash, bush, shaving cream
/CH/ SOUND: couch, wrench, hole puncher, ketchup, chili, chicken, child, chewing gum, cherries, chess, chestnut, cherry pie, cheetah, cheeseburger, check, checkbook, branch, keychain, beach, beach ball, cello, battery charger, chalkboard, chair, chainsaw, bench, chain, chocolate, chalk, armchair, cheese, cheerleader, stopwatch, punch, orchid, wheelchair, treasure chest, picture frame, teacher, pitchfork, chocolate chip cookie, witch’s hat, torch, church, statue, hatchet, potato chips, lunch, French fries, sandwich, chopsticks, watch, ostrich, chips, witch, peach, marching, touch, lunchbox, hatching, charge card, pitcher, hopscotch, punching bag, stitches, scotch tape, matches, chatting, highchair, poacher, dream catcher, crutches, Chihuahua, chin, chimney, switch, chasing, catcher, scratching, cockroach, spinach, chipmunk, signature, stretching, furniture, bleach, chaise lounge, watchdog, temperature, latch, chisel, pouch, ratchet, chimpanzee, bunch of bananas, poncho, reaching, checkup, matching, vulture, chops, patch, nachos, arch, rich, children chick, chickadee, eye chart, cheek, chilly, chuckle, archery, creature, woodchuck, chocolate, checkers, changing table, stretcher
/L/ SOUND:ladybug, lamb, laundry basket, alarm clock, laptop, hot air balloon, apple, rattle, ballerina, lamp, airplane, lasagna, alligator, bracelet, leash, binoculars, lawn mower, lady, ballet shoes, lantern, helmet, battle, bagel, alien, football, leaf, ambulance, balloons, barrel, baseball, blimp, blinds, bell, light bulb, calculator, cantaloupe, belt, toolbox, lemonade, bulletin board, broccoli, caterpillar, let, bull, slice of bread, lightening, library books, leprechaun, lemon, bicycle, calendar, leg, bowling, lettuce, lighthouse, camel, leopard, blender, butterfly, Lego blocks, pail, lime, castle, candle, lion, carolers, whale, logs, wheelchair, whistle, loaf of bread, umbrella, limo, watermelon, llama, lips, water cooler, vulture, lily, volcano, log cabin, toilet, lizard, wallet, walrus, lipstick, violin, lobster, listen, waffle, well, turtle, volleyball, vacuum cleaner, tulip, lock, luggage, street light, pool, ladder, lungs, trampoline, lollipop, shovel, stool, level, towel, telephone, telescope, traffic light, tail, letter tray, skillet, soldier, lunch box, sunflower, glasses, television, stapler, lotion, igloo, jack-o-lantern, lid, helicopter, ladle, squirrel, gorilla, skeleton, girl, controller, flute, flipper, golf, folder, float, flamingo, flashlight, flag, flip flops, fishing pole, fireplace, film, eyelashes, explosion, envelope, elephant, easel, drill, dolphin, cheerleader, doll, clap, cello, lockers, lute, lab coat, nail polish, pelican, pencil, pillow