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My Speech Universe: Simple, but FUN!

30 May 2013

Simple, but FUN!

One of the most popular activities in my speech room always surprises me.  It is a simple "feed the animals" game produced by Super Duper Inc.  The game is called Animal Buddies- Open Ended Motivational Box with Tokens.

There are days when I ask my older students which game they would like to play while doing their articulation words.  I am always shocked when my fourth or fifth grade students ask for this game!  They love it!  All I do is make them say as many words as I choose (or sentences) and then they get to pick a couple of food items to feed to the animals.

I recently came across a freebie by Lauren LaCour of busybeespeech.blogspot.com  called Hungry Hippos Artic.  This is a fun game that you can use as an articulation game or an open-ended motivational game.  I took all four hippos that are included in the packet and glued them onto an old tissue box.  Then, I bribed the art teacher for an exacto knife and cut out all of the mouths on the hippos.  I laminated the blank fruits that are included in the packet and placed them on a sheet of foam that had a sticky side.  I did this so that my students could have an easier time picking the small pieces up off the table. 

This simple activity has turned into a new favorite of many students!  They love the hungry hippos!
You can find the Hungry Hippos Artic game HERE for free.



At May 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Rae's Speech Spot said...

That game from Super Duper is AMAZING! My box is completely falling apart...but the kids still love it! I have a new one on my wishlist for next year:) Carrie has a Feed the Penguin activity that my kiddos love too! (Carrie's Speech Corner)

At May 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Lauren LaCour said...

Thanks Jen! And great idea about the foam backing!

Busy Bee Speech

At May 31, 2013 at 3:10 AM , Blogger Jen Shamberger said...

Thanks, Rae- i will have to check Carries out too!

At May 31, 2013 at 3:11 AM , Blogger Jen Shamberger said...

You're welcome! You have a cute activity to work with!


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