Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homemade Speech Articulation - Word Family Game

Speech Articulation - Word Family Game


  1. Blank copy of game board found at bottom of post.
  2. 3-5 dice.
  3. Blank stickers.
  4. Something to use as game markers for each player. We used squinkies.


  1. Write initial consonant targets of your choice in blank spots on game board. We used /s/, /f/, and /l/.
  2. Leave one die as is. Take the other dice and put blank stickers over each side. Or use tape and construction paper squares. Write in word endings on die. I stole some I had from another game so I was able to skip this step.

How to Play (Method A)

  1. Students take turns rolling the number die and moving that many spaces on the game board. This selects their initial consonant.
  2. Then students roll the word family dice. Help students combine their initial consonant with each word ending to make a word or pseudoword.
  3. They get one point for each real word that is formed.
  4. The student with the most points when someone ends the game by reaching the end of the board wins.

How to Play (Method B)

This method works just like the first, except that you skip keeping points and the winner is simply determined by who reaches the end of the game board first.


You could also skip the word ending component all together and use the game board to work on sounds in isolation. Or just write in target words for children who can read.


  1. Love your idea and it is so easy to bring down to a Pre-K level just using the ABC's upper & lowercase!
    I have found & printed 2 speech bubbles I will use too!
    Thanks for the great idea!

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