This Digital Don’t Break that Ice game for Speech Therapy is so much fun! You can use this game in teletherapy on a computer, or you can use it on a smartboard or on your iPad!
This PowerPoint game is formatted to be editable so you can add your own targets to show up on the game board! There is also an opened ended version included. I have also included pre-made articulation photo cards for many phonemes, but you can also add any images you like. You can also add written questions if you prefer that format.
Please note this is not a ‘no-prep’ game! You can play open-ended without any prep, but if you want your targets to show up on the game, you will have to spend a few minutes adding your targets each time you want to create a new version. BUT then you can save that game and use it over and over again in therapy without having to make it again. You can make as many versions as you like with any targets you like!
DIGITAL DON’T BREAK THAT ICE GAME FOR SPEECH THERAPY
How Game Play Works:
- Players take turns pressing the go button to start the blue pointer moving. Press the go button again and the pointer will stop to reveal a target, and also a number.
- The number (1 or 2) shows how many ice cubes the player can now click. As you click an ice cube a hammer will come in and knock it out.
- Be careful! One of the ice cubes will cause the penguin to fall and the game will be over. The player who makes the penguin fall loses the game.
You will need to open this game in the desktop version of PowerPoint (2016 or newer). We can NOT guarantee this will work in the browser-based web app version of PowerPoint on a computer. This game works in PowerPoint for Mac and Windows.
This game can be used on an iPad but first you need to edit it on your computer. Once you have added your targets you can send the file to your iPad and open it in the iPad app version of PowerPoint. A tutorial is included that shows you how to do this.
To play these games in teletherapy you need to open the game on your computer and then share your screen within your teletherapy platform. Then IF your platform allows it you can share mouse controls so the student can interact with the game. This step is NOT essential, you can still use these in a fun engaging way without giving mouse controls, you can just interact with the game for the student. In this situation I have the student tell me what to choose and when to do certain things in the game. It helps them maintain a sense of control and participation.
DOWNLOAD YOUR DIGITAL ICE BREAK GAME HERE
This is a digital, no print, PowerPoint game! It work interactively on your device. Please read the information provided above regarding which software you will need to use this game. We have provided links to tutorial videos in the downloads. You can also find the tutorial videos linked below.
Digital Don't Break That Ice
Click the download button/s to start the download. Our resources are jam-packed with goodness and sometimes that means the download may take a few moments longer than you expected. Please be patient, these activities are worth the wait! Once downloaded, the files will likely save to your downloads folder on your computer. Be sure to remove them from the folder they were downloaded in and save them somewhere easy to access on your computer. Don’t forget to watch the tutorial video provided with the download so you get the most out of these fun and engaging resources!
We want you to feel confident using our materials, so we provide detailed tutorial videos with every download. Click the buttons below to learn more about setting up and using this material. In some of our tutorial videos, we show this activity available on Teachers Pay Teachers, but if you are a Simply Speaking SLP Club member, you don’t need to access these on TPT, you can download the materials right from this page.