9 Easy and Creative Articulation Card Activities

articulation card speech therapy

Articulation card activities for you to try today! Articulation therapy can be tedious and repetitive for students…and SLPs! Here are nine low-prep ways to mix it up and keep your students motivated. These ideas work well for one-on-one or group speech therapy to work on the sound, word, or sentence level.

Card grid with dice

Create a grid with the cards (ideally 6×6). Number the rows and columns in sequential order. Play by rolling 2 dice and locating the card intersecting the numbers. You can then remove the card or place a bingo chip or other fun object on it.

articulation card grid


Sensory Bins

Hide the articulation cards in a sensory bin! Go digging with your hands or a shovel. You can make it more engaging by putting other items in the bin to find between trials. Read more about how to create and use sensory bins here!

articulation cards sensory bin

Paper clips fishing

Attach a paper clip to each card and place it face down. Use a magnetic fishing pole to catch a card!

articulation cards fishing

Bingo chips and wand

Bingo chips and a magnetic wand make for a versatile reinforcer. Lay out the cards and place a bingo chip on the card after it is practiced. Once all the cards are covered, use the wand to magically pick up the bingo chips!

articulation cards bingo

Ned’s Head

Ned’s head is a well-loved SLP toy. If you have one, just stuff the cards inside and the child can go digging to find a card per turn!

On the wall!

Tape cards to the wall and use a ball popper or bubbles to hit a card. Whichever card is hit, take down, and practice.


Place a card under each bowling pin. Go bowling and say the card of the pin that was knocked down!


Hide the cards in your therapy space!  This is great to way to get moving. You can also have the child hide a card for you to find. They love being in charge but can take awhile to hide the card. I recommend setting a timer or counting down for when you “open your eyes”.

Board games & turn-taking toys

Grab a novel board game or toy to use. Use their turn in the game as a motivator and reward after saying their target word. You can even use cause-effect toys for younger students, such as bubbles or wind-ups toys. There are tons of game options out there, really the only thing to look out for are ones in which the turn is quick. Here are some game ideas you can easily find online or at your local stores:

Watch this Instagram post to see some of these ideas in action:

The articulation cards shown above are from Super Duper and my articulation resources.

articulation card activities

Do you have any other articulation card activities you enjoy using in your speech room?

You may also like:
Easy and Engaging Speech Therapy Ideas Amazon Guide for SLPs and Educators

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3 Responses

  1. Hi!
    Love these ideas! Ive recently done a flashlight scavenger hunt where I put arctic cards (or other cards we are working on) taped around the room. Then turn off the lights and give the child one or two cards to find. Once they have found it, they have to say the word on the card 3 times. They absolutely love it! I also have friends who have done a playdoh smash pancake game where they say the word on each card and can smash the ball of playdoh on the card and then stack them up one by one as they go.
    I will definitely use some of your suggestions!


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