Make phonology fun and engaging with these animal-themes ‘feeding mouths’. Each animal is associated with a sound (e.g. ‘p’ for panda and ‘b’ for bull) and these are what you use as the reinforcement for minimal pairs therapy:
you have to feed the right animal the right card… or the right food!
Covering five different voicing pairs (p-b, t-d, k-d, f-v, s-z)
you have tons of resources at your fingertips to work on this phonological process. Visual prompt cards are provided to help your kids remember what sound they have to use for each animal, and I’ve also included some handy pacing boards to help drill and repeat minimal pairs cards. Therapy activity ideas for auditory discrimination tasks, as well as the word-phrase-sentence level are listed to get you thinking how to use this in your room.
Minimal pairs can be such an effective way to treat the phonological process of Voicing - so there are cards in initial and final position -
as well as color and black and white. So you can easily have a set for the therapy room and send some cards home for kids to color and practice in an easy print-and-go format.
• 10 different feedings mouths for Voicing pairs (panda-bull, tiger-dolphin, cat-goat, fish-vulture, starfish-zebra)
• Food pictures that go with each animal (e.g. bamboo for panda, milk for cat)
• Color & Black+White Pacing Boards to help with drilling pairs
• Minimal Pairs cards in Color & Black+White in BOTH initial and final position
• P-B (13 pairs - 26 cards)
• T-D (13 pairs - 26 cards)
• K-G (13 pairs - 26 cards)
• S-Z (9 pairs - 18 cards)
• F-V (7 pairs - 14 cards)
• Total of 110 cards (55 minimal pairs)
As always, feedback is warmly encouraged as I love knowing if this us useful for your students. If you have any specific questions or suggestions for this resource, please EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love making creative resources that push kids to get in tons of practice while being fun and motivating. If your students really struggle with the concept of phonology,
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