This download is meant to be used with the classic game, Don’t Break the Ice”, which is an easy reasonably priced (under $10) game (sold separately in stores). No reading is required to play, but it can be used develop vocabulary skills in speech therapy. Rules are simple enough for children as young as three. I also find my older students love to play this game as well. It includes It includes one game set each to target development of vocabulary in the areas of occupations, clothing, animals and school items while playing the game of Don’t Break the Ice. The square cards are to be used on top of the ice cubes. Students are asked to say the item/items pictured each time they take their turn while playing the game. You can increase the complexity of the task by asking student to use words pictured in a sentence as appropriate or describe the pictured item. A list of the target vocabulary words used is included in order to help the speech language therapist identify the pictured items if necessary. A title sheet is also included and can be used as a label for the Ziploc bag that the cards can be stored in.
DIRECTIONS for USE
1 to 4 players
• Print one copy of “Picture Squares” (pages 5-7) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut apart all picture squares.
• Attach a small piece of Velcro to the top of each ice cube included with the game. Velcro stickers work well.
• Attach the other side of the Velcro to the back of each picture square.
• Set up the game as directed with the desired squares attached to the ice cubes and you are ready to play. ENJOY!!
Suggestions for Articulation Practice while Playing The Game:
• Play the game as directed and for each fallen ice cube, the student must say the word pictured on the cube and or use it in a sentence.
• Play the game as directed and the student must say the word pictured on the ice cube each time they tape the ice cube.
• Play the game as directed and the student must answer one of the following questions:
• Where would you find/wear a ________?
• What do you do with a ________?
• What does a __________ do?
• When do you use/wear a __________?
chef, carpenter, doctor, farmer, fireman hair stylist, pilot, teacher, jockey, baker, dancer, nurse, detective, policeman, mailman, painter, photographer, waitress, athlete, barber, soldier, disc jockey, plumber, mechanic, custodian/janitor, secretary, astronaut, butcher, dentist, musician, artist, librarian, seamstress, garbage man, bus driver, veterinarian, judge, waiter, electrician, lifeguard, singer, cashier, chauffeur, reporter, pharmacist, actor, weatherman/meteorologist, referee, fisherman, landscaper, scientist, florist, air traffic controller, eye doctor, maid, bank teller, lawyer/attorney, coach, EMT ( Emergency Medical Technician)
mitten, bow tie, glove, vest, overalls, flip flops, boot, cap, sneakers, shoe, apron, tutu, robe, belt, bib, bathing suit, socks, cowboy boots, shorts, sweater, coat, crocs, dress, earmuffs, sombrero, jacket, jeans, suit, lab coat, moccasin, tie, pants, polo shirt, sandal, scarf, dress shirt, skirt, cleat, sweatshirt, t-shirt, tank, uniform, wedding gown, hat, raincoat, shoes, underwear, snowsuit, sweatpants, night gown, poncho, pajamas, visor, stockings, tights, leggings, shawl
cat, dog, donkey, sheep, horse, goat, pig, cow, chicken, turkey, rooster, squirrel, buffalo, beaver, elk, skunk, deer, owl, rabbit, fox, snake, chipmunk, ostrich, flamingo, moose, raccoon, camel, kangaroo, lizard zebra, lion, tiger, cheetah, bear, monkey, koala bear, elephant, giraffe, panda bear, polar bear, llama, gorilla, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, duck, swan, goose, frog, alligator, seal, walrus, penguin, turtle, dolphin, octopus, shrimp, swordfish, fish, crab, lobster, whale, seahorse, shark, pelican, eagle, peacock, bat, parrot, stork, snail, vulture, bluebird, woodpecker, toucan, hamster, mouse, guinea pig, rat, baboon, yak
post-it, calendar, rubber bands, cubbies, electric pencil sharpener, chalkboard, lunch tray, notebook, pencil sharpener, backpack, cafeteria, pocket folder, bulletin board, protractor, alphabet, book, crayons, glue, calculator, three-ring binder, eraser, colored pencils, paint brush, easel, chalk, bookcase, computer, clipboard, paper, copy machine, dictionary, desk, corkboard, classroom, file cabinet, globe, glue stick, clip, card catalog, folder, flag, counting frame, headphones, highlighter, hole puncher, Smart board, keyboard, lunchbox, lockers, marker, lunch, notebook, pad, chair, stamp, printer, pushpin, pencil sharpener, pencil, pen, paperclips, triangle, ruler, school bus, typewriter, seesaw, scissors, tape, stapler, student chair, student desk, trash can, slide, white board, swing, custodian/janitor, librarian, teacher, school bus driver