Ok...I admit it. I feel kinda stupid blogging about this. I've been debating whether or not to share this because it's so simple. I'm sure most of you do this in therapy already! But, what the heck? Lol.
Want to know the game my speechie kids ask to play the most in therapy? Nope, not Candyland. Not Fish and Say. Not even all the pretty TPT materials. They probably ask to play "Hide the cards" every week (although the Speech Cave comes in a close 2nd)!
That's right, they actually want to play with card decks! Why they get the biggest kick out of hiding speech cards, I have no idea. Check out how we play!
All the kids have to put their heads down on the table...no peeking (yeah, right!). I go around the room and hide the artic cards (you could also use language cards). I usually do about 10 cards at a time for each kid. Fortunately, all the Super Duper artic decks come in a different color for each sound. The kids know the color of the cards they are looking for (i.e. if they work on /r/, they look for the blue cards).
I hide them in random places, but visible enough that the kids can spot them without digging through my room. Once they find a card, they have to say it 5 times or in a sentence, depending on what level they are on. The first person to collect all 10 of their cards is the winner! This gives them some sort of urgency to find them...which = more drills for me. :)
If the group is small, I may let them take a turn at hiding the cards for me to find. Then when I find their card, they have to say it.
Anyway, just a fun way to use those card decks! Do y'all do this in your speech rooms too? ;)