Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thank you!

I am just over a month (by a day) into this fun adventure called blogging! I wanted to take a minute, while I am at my in-laws, to thank you for supporting this blog and sharing your thoughts with me along the way. As the school year gets going, I am excited to share with you the items I am creating to use with the kiddos I serve. Because this is celebrating one month, I wanted to share a freebie with you. 

I am working on a baseball/softball theme. I have been inspired by my sister-in-laws state softball tournament. My hometown is also the home of the 14 year old national softball tournament, so I have been speaking "softball" for a good chunk of time this summer. In the midst of all the chatter, I have spent time creating various game board/place mat activities. This is a glimpse into the articulation portion. I am planning on creating cards for a fair amount of sounds, so if you enjoy this activity and want the remainder sounds, leave me a comment and I will get back to you! =)

Here is the game board:
Here is an example of the cards

My goal is for each sound to contain:
- 3 pages in the initial position - one syllable
- 3 pages in the initial position - two or more syllables
- 2 pages in the medial position
- 3 pages in the final position

For now, here is this activity with the K & G sounds available. 

*Update* I began working on another activity with the same theme and realized I did not put game play instructions or variations in this post. I thought they were in the PDF I uploaded, but I uploaded the file without them, so they are not. Here they are:

Game Play
As always, cut and laminate the pieces for durability. If you are able to print on cardstock, that is recommended, but definitely not needed!

You will need dice and game pieces!

Strike Out space = Lose your turn!  Slide = Go again!

Students roll a di.
**I use the dice from super duper because they only use numbers 1-3, but you could use standard dice if you wanted to! Do as you please! =)**

Once the student has his/her number, they move their game piece the number of spaces and say the word they draw that number of times. Continue play until one of your students reach the finish line!

Variations of Play:
-      Have the students use the word at their level – phrase, sentences, etc.
-      Allow your expressive language kiddos to play this as well! It could be played the same way, but they are to make a sentence or explain the word they see!
-      If you are working on antonyms/synonyms, pull out the cards that are applicable. 

Thank you, again, for taking time out of your day to read some of my thoughts about a passion and joy of mine. I hope somewhere along the way, you have, or will find, something that is beneficial to you and the kiddos you serve!


  1. Thank you for sharing your cute game!


    1. You are welcome! Thank you for commenting!

  2. Cute game! Happy one month bloggaversary!

  3. Love baseball and thank you for sharing!!