Yes, we ALL know how to play the traditional Go Fish, but did you know there are some variations for playing that game? This series of posts will feature quick, easy, productive games you can play in speech/language therapy with ONE deck of cards.
juxtaposed, such as initial and final R, medial and final K, etc. Choose one concept that you want your student to identify, such as final R. For language, I have used grammar targets including past tense vs. present tense, do vs. does, he vs. she, etc.
the deck. After the deck is shuffled, deal out ALL of the cards. Each player keeps their cards face down in a stack. Play: Both players take the top card from their stack and place them face up side by side. The player who has the desired concept (such as initial R) wins both cards. If both players turn over a winning card, then the War begins! Those two cards are left in place and a second set is turned up placed beside those. The player who has a winning card can then take ALL of the cards used in the round. Sometimes, several “wars” can happen during one turn! Winning the game: The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins. Set a timer that will determine when the game is over. If you have a lot of time, you can play until one person runs out of cards.