Kids LOVE this game!! They get a kick out of the cute alien pictures!! This game may be used with any language or articulation activity in speech therapy. It is a great game to use with students who are working on different skills but are in the same group. Cards are placed facedown on the table in front of students. Each card has a pictured cute alien with 1, 2, 3 or more eyes. The goal of the game is to collect as many alien picture cards as possible. Ideal student motivator for any skill and simple to use. Easily incorporated into any small group lesson.
2 to 6 players
•Print one copy of the “ALIEN” and “STEAL” picture cards (pages 4-11) on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut apart picture cards.
Object of the Game:
The object of the game is to collect the most “ALIEN” picture cards.
Playing The Game:
Shuffle the “Alien” and “STEAL” picture cards and place them in a pile face down in front of students. Choose a player to go first. The teacher then asks the student to perform a task, which could include but are not limited to:
•Producing a target sound in isolation, words or sentences (Articulation)
•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)
Once the student provides the correct response desired, he/she picks a card from the top of the pile and holds it facedown until every student in the group has had a turn performing a given task. Then all students flip their cards face up on the table at the same time. The person who has the alien with the most eyes wins that round and gets all the cards. If there is a tie between students, the students who tied each pick another card to place on the table to break the tie. If a student turns over a “STEAL” card, he/she automatically wins the round and can then choose one player and takes all that player’s “ALIEN” picture cards for his or her own. Play continues with a new round of questions.
The person with the most cards at the end of the allotted time period is the winner of the game.