Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Speech Card Set Activity: Cut & Paste

Print a page or two of a free articulation card set of your choice. Print one (or several) of the Cut & Paste worksheets below. Bring the cardset, cut & paste worksheet(s), child safety scissors, and an adhesive of your choice (school glue, glue stick, liquid cement, etc) to a table.

The activity is simple. Let the children cut out the cards themselves. Encourage them to talk about the pictures as they cut them out. Which one is your favorite? Why? What is that one? Isn't that a really cool ______! Make sure the child is practicing the targeted sound. Once the cards are cut out, let the child glue them onto the cut & paste worksheet of their choice.

Review and Choose
Once the page is complete, review all the words with the child. Then you can either have them hang their "picture" on the wall where you can review it later (great if you're a parent doing this at home) or if you're a therapist, send the completed worksheet home as homework.

My children loved this activity. It's a great combination of fine motor practice and speech practice at the same time. They practiced cutting and pincer grasp (we were using liquid cement). They also practiced their speech words in a less drill-like and more natural context. The bonus is having the speech words right their on the wall so we can take 60 seconds to practice them as we walk by at least a couple of times a day.


  1. Just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU for your amazing website. I am an SLP with limited resources (Meaning the job I work at will not buy me articulation cards!) After about 800 million hours on boardmaker I finally found your website. I have told multiple families I work with about your blog and cards. Thanks so much for doing this, I know you're helping a lot of the parents of the kids on my caseload to have lots of fun things to practice while I'm not there doing direct speech therapy. Keep up the great work!

  2. Love this!!! It looks just about perfect to distract my son from the fact he's having to drill.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love this website. I am a speech implementer and simply run out of ideas. I so appreciate all the work you do. I love having the cards to cut apart, send home, etc. Bless you for helping so many people.


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