My husband’s grandma called the other day to ask if I had any ideas for teaching the th sound. As a tutor, this is a game I played with my students. I had hand drawn all of the images for the board I used to have. You will want to search for the web for images of the items shown above. I got this game idea from a great book called “Games for Reading,” by Peggy Kaye. You can cut out all the images for the game board and glue them down. They’re bigger than I had intended, so I used a big piece of tag board. Abigail helped me glue down the images. Then, I made a spinner out of tag board, a marker, a brad (paper fastener) and a paper clip. The game involves spinning. Whatever you land on determines where you move. The spinner has ch, th, wh, sh and penalty space on it. So, if you were at the beginning and rolled a th, you would move forward to the thumb. You take turns. The person who arrives at the mouth first wins. The images are shoe, whale, wheel, thumb, cherry, go back to start, leash, couch, go back two spaces, throne, whiskers, shell, chicken, three, cash, go back four spaces, month, whisper, whipped cream, birthday cake, lose a turn, beach, go back one space, flashlight, checkers, moth, leash, thread, ship, matches, dishes, go back one space, chipmunk, miss two turns, white, shirt, watch, whistle, chair, trash, go back five spaces, wheat, sheep, math, return to the last ch word, wheel barrow, chain, and mouth. Time to play!