Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students alike love using games for speech therapy! Lucky for us SLPs we often have a collection of games for speech therapy that we use. Over the years, I have collected a variety of speech therapy games and I have compiled a list of the best games for speech therapy.
These games are all quick turn taking games and can be used to get a tonne of trials while targeting a variety of speech therapy goals, such as: articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech, grammar, Wh questions for speech therapy, expressive language goals, and more! Games are also great because they inherently teach skills such as turn taking, winning/losing graciously, and team work!
I love pop up games because they have an element of surprise, which students LOVE! Essentially, you take a turn by pushing a part of the game or taking/putting back an object and the animal/object does something. I have listed what each game does for your convenience!
Pop the Pig: This adorable pig loves to eat burgers! Each person chooses a burger, which has a number on the bottom, and then pushes the pig’s head. Careful - his pants will pop when he gets too full!
Rattle Snake Jake: You take gold from Jake and put it back! One wrong move and he will lunge and you have to put half your gold back! The goal of the game is to have the most gold at the end of the game.
Beware of Bear: This bear doesn’t like to share! Open the door and poke the bear’s tummy to make sure he’s asleep. If he is, you can take one of his goodies. If he wakes up, he’s going to jump and you’ll have to give back your goodies. But, if you are able to catch him when he jumps, your goodies are safe! the game!