Ice Cream Articulation for Distance Learning and In-Person Speech Therapy

Articulation activities for speech therapy in teletherapy using an ice cream theme


Are you looking for some fun activities that target articulation for distance learning this summer that your students will love? Well, who doesn't love a little ice cream?!?! My own kids have been loving ice cream this summer. They've definitely been eating more than I care to admit. Ok, I might be indulging a bit too. But, who doesn't love ice cream? I'll bet your speech therapy students do! Here are some ideas you can use to incorporate ice cream into your in-person or teletherapy speech sessions.
SONG
I love to start sessions with a song to get moving and get some wiggles out.  This Ice Cream Song by Bounce Patrol is a quick, fun song to get started with.
ice cream song for speech therapy

GAME
Right before we ended in person therapy for the school year, I found this cute ice cream game.  My 3-5 year old friends LOVED it!  This Balancing Ice Cream Tower Game was a huge hit.  I used it as a reinforcer to target a variety of goals, including articulation. Students would say their target words and then get to pick a scoop. I was also able to use it to target some colors and prepositions.  I loved that you could put the ice cream on the cone or in the cup.  The scoops got a little wobbly on the cone, but my kids didn't care.  They just put them in some bowls from our kitchen and were completely happy.  I think the most we stacked was 6 scoops.
Ice cream articulation reinforcing activities

BOOK
I found this book Just One More by Jennifer Hansen Rolli when I was working with students on some core vocabulary words.  This book is really cute and simple, making it easy to use in your speech therapy sessions.  There are some great target words that have VC, CV, CVCV, and CVC combinations as well as some consonant blends.
ice cream book using core word more

DIGITAL ACTIVITY
Late this spring during the time when I was doing teletherapy sessions, I decided to try to make a game that would simulate stacking the scoops of ice cream like we did in the game. From that idea, I created an interactive pdf called Ice Cream Articulation. This set has all of the sounds you need to target in all positions of words in isolation.  I also used the activity to target simple sentences just by having students state a sentence using a sentence starter or making up their own.  
You can grab this FREE version here to see how it works. 
The bundle version contains the following sounds: 
B- all positions

Ch- all positions

D- all positions

F- all positions

G- all positions

H- initial position

J- all positions

K- all positions

L- all positions

L-Blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, mixed)

M- all positions

N- all positions

P- all positions

R- prevocalic and vocalic

R- Blends (br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, mixed)

S- all positions

S- Blends (sc/sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, mixed)

SH- all positions

T- all positions

Th- all positions

V- all positions

W- initial position

Y- initial position

Z- all positions

No print articulation ice cream

You can also grab one of 14 different individual sound sets that contain one or two different sounds.

There you go! Some quick, simple ways to incorporate ice cream into targeting articulation in your speech therapy sessions without all of the sugar or lactose!  

-Jen

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