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.