Hungry, Hungry Hippos In Speech Therapy
Need a fun game to play in therapy? Try Hungry Hungry Hippos or a cheaper version of this game!
I bought Feeding Frenzy (virtually the same as Hungry Hungry Hippos) from 5 Below which is a dollar store by me.
Articulation Therapy Ideas
Play one round of the game, which usually only takes a minute or two. Once all of the balls are ‘eaten’, I have the kids start their work.
Have to say their sounds a certain amount of time depending on the colors of the balls in their trays.
Red Ball = Say sound in syllables 5X per red ball
Green Ball = Say sound in words 4X per green ball
Blue Ball = Say sound in phrases 3X per blue ball
Yellow Ball = Say sound in sentences 2X per yellow ball
Language Therapy Ideas
If my students are working on language, they have to say answer a question, name a category, etc. for each different color ball.
Red Ball = Answer 2 ‘wh’ questions
Blue Ball = Name 2 items in a category
Green Ball = Answer a question using a complete sentence
Yellow Ball = Follow 2 different 1-2 step directions
You can address any goals you want! Just write down a different skill for each color!
Need Other Therapy Game Ideas?
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Hungry hungry hippos is a fun way to interact with your students and keep them excited to learn. What other games do you like to use in therapy?