Articulation Activities for Home

**Articulation cards can be made by cutting out pictures with your child’s sound from books and magazines and gluing them to 3×5 index cards, or ask your school Speech-Language Pathologist for some

  1. When playing board games, practice your child’s sound before their turn. Have your pile of articulation cards ready, and have the child pick the top card, then have them roll the die/dice. The number they roll is the number of times they have to say the word on the card, and the number of spaces they can move.
  2. Play hide and seek with articulation cards. Have a family member hide articulation cards around one room of the house and as the child finds them, they names them using their best sound.
  3. Make up a tongue twister (or choose one from this website) that features your child’s speech sound. The child tries to say them using their best speech sound.
  4. Choose two random articulation cards and use both words in a sentence using your best speech sound. To make it more challenging, try using three words…four words…
  5. Play memory/concentration with the articulation cards (must have pairs of the same words).
  6. Using magazines, newspapers, etc., have the child cut out several pictures that feature their sound. Talk about if the sound is at the beginning, middle or end of the word. The child says these words using their best speech sounds, and glues the pictures onto paper to make a speech sound collage.
  7. Go on a treasure hunt around the house to look for things that have your child’s sound. Practice saying each word three times as you find them.
  8. While on a walk or in the car, look for things that have you child’s target sound. Have a contest to see who can find the most. If you find something, have your child use the word in a sentence and vice versa.
  9. Play speech sound I Spy. One person chooses an object with the child’s target sound (i.e. “lamp” if the target sound is /l/). That person says, “I spy with my little eye something that is ___” (gives a word to describe the lamp). The other person asks questions to try and figure out what the object is.
  10. Play articulation hopscotch. If outside, use sidewalk chalk to draw out a hopscotch course. In each square, draw a picture/word (or put an articulation card) of a target word. Have the child jump on each square while saying their word 5 times OR have the child toss a bean bag (or pebble) onto a square. Whatever word they land on they say 5 times before they jump the course. Keep going until all words have been practiced.