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.