Thursday, May 10, 2012

Speech Card Set Activity: What's hiding behind door number...?

I wanted to do an activity that was a little different with the card sets. This time I printed a sheet and left it whole just sliding it into a sheet protector. Then I cut out colorful pieces of cardstock and taped them over each card.

I chose to write numbers on the "doors", but you could also write upper or lowercase letters or draw shapes. The children get to choose a door and lift the flap to see the picture hiding underneath. Then they say the word (or put it in a phrase or sentence). You can either have the child take the door off and keep it or they can just leave the door open. If you leave all the doors on then you can just slide out one card set and replace it with another for the next student or group. All the doors should line up with another sheet.

Alternately, you could leave all of the doors blank. Then, each time the child opens the door and says the word correctly, they can put a sticker on the door. This rewards them, lets them keep track of which doors they've already done, and gives a sense of pride as they fill up all the doors. You could continue to play until all doors have three stickers (or 4, or 5...).

This activity was inspired by a recent post by Elena in which she described using post-its to cover picture stimuli to build anticipation during therapy.


If you liked this activity you might also like:

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  3. Speech Card Stories
  4. Speech Card Caterpillar
  5. Speech Card Game: What's Hiding?
  6. Speech Card Game: Speech Switcheroo (An Uno-Style Game)
  7. Speech Card Set Activity: Magnetic Speech Cards
  8. Speech Card Game: Speech Fours
  9. Speech Card Game: Old Maid
  10. Speech Card Set Activity: Bang!


  1. Could even use to respond to wh- questions. Write the question on the card stock and the response is below it. Love the idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wh- practice is a great idea. Really, the format could be used for so many things for both speech and language.


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  4. Thank you for being so generous. I am returning to Speech/Language Therapy after a few years. Your generous sharing has saved me money on materials! I hope your son has progressed well.


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