KIDS HAVE FUN PLAYING THIS GAME AND WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENCOURAGE FUN DEVELOPMENT OF VOCABULARY!!!
This download is made with the non-reader in mind. It includes a set of picture cards to target synonyms. A list of the synonyms used is included in order to help the speech language therapist identify the pictured items if necessary. This game can be used during individual therapy sessions or in small groups of 2 to 6 students
Just print cards and student mats on cardstock, laminate for durability, cut apart cards and you are ready to go!!
1 to 6 players
Print one copy of the “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar boards (pages 5-51) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Each page should then be cut in half so that you get two “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar boards. Extra boards have been provided for variety. Each child can also get to “CHATTY CATY” game during game play.
Print one copy of the picture cards (page 16-18) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut apart picture cards
Give each student one “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board. Extras have been included for variety.
Playing The Game:
Spread out all picture cards facedown on the table in rows. The object of the game is for each player to locate all five synonym pictures that correspond to the five pictures on his/her caterpillar. Randomly choose a player to go first. Taking turns, each player turns over one picture card from the table, naming it and then giving a synonym for that word. If the student has the same picture on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board, it is placed on top of that picture, and play passes to the left. If it does not match one on the “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board, the picture is turned face down again and play passes to the left. Play continues until one player covers all the pictures on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board.
The winner is the player who covers all the pictures on his/her “CHATTY CATY” caterpillar board first or if time runs out the player with the most pictures covered is the winner.