Snowman roll, say and cover is a fun game to play in a group. All you need is dice and some pretty buttons to set this game up. The frequency of /s/ in the English Language is abundant, and in nearly every spontaneous sentence will contain many /s/ sounds. Use these super easy printable game activities to elicit natural speech from the child with extra focus on the /s/ sound.
S Words Speech Therapy Medial S Sound Games
There are a number of reasons why children don’t pronounce the ‘s’ sound properly as they are learning it. It’s essential we give them plenty of activities and practice to help them develop their s initial, medial and ending sounds.
Games help engage children in the skill at hand without them feeling like it’s a part of learning. Have you ever struggled to get your students to sit down and complete a worksheet? I’m not opposed to worksheets per se, but I do frown upon them, especially if there’s no real engagement coming from the child.
You might like to check out this S Words Speech Therapy Gingerbread Game free printable game to add to your December activities!
This is why I like to create learning games. They are definitely a way to help kids engage with the content or skill you’re teaching.
Speech Therapy Game Ideas
If you’re looking for some fun speech therapy games, there are plenty all over the internet. I particularily love the online no print speech therapy games. Simply load the game, play it and then choose another. Very simple and effective with no headaches of printing.
Here’s a simple technique you can incorporate in your speech therapy sessions using naming objects (in different categories).
S Sound Speech Therapy Snowman Game
This snowman game is a great way to incorporate speech practice and articulation with s sound words. There are beginning, medial and ending s sound words on each snowman template. Print as many copies of the template you need, then use colourful buttons to have the kids cover the words once they sound them out.
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How to play
Print the snowman cards, then have the kids roll the die. Then say the name of one picture on the snowman that many times. They will then cover the picture with a button. They continue this until they cover all the pictures.
The most essential component of this activity is getting the kids to practice utterances and saying the words and sounds. S Words Speech Therapy Games Snowman activity is an excellent way to encourage kids to practice their speech s sounds.
Speech Sound Therapy S Sounds
Here is another game I liked from Heather’s Speech Therapy. It’s called Soccer Speech therapy. Download the activity right from her page.
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There are many ways to practice speech sounds with kids, the most important things we can do, is to increase and encourage the amount of opportunities kids have to practice their sounds.
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