Sometimes you just need some quick, open-ended reinforcers to keep students engaged. Here is a round-up of reinforcers to last the whole year!

Meredith from the Peachie Speechie has challenges for almost any season. They’re great motivators for students to get those 100 repetitions! Best of all, they’re low prep–just print and go!

M&M Articulation Challenge

And here are some other game ideas to get you through the year–from back to school to summer!

Back to School: Jenn Alcorn (Crazy Speech World) – Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

Back to School: Jenn Alcorn (Crazy Speech World) – Pass the Pencil

Pass the Pencil

Apples/Fall (September): Figuratively Speeching SLP – Apple-Themed Games

Apple-Themed Open-Ended Games

Fire Saftey Month (October): Jenn Alcorn (Crazy Speech World) – Fire Pup Rescue

Fire Pup Rescue

Halloween (October): The Dabbling Speechie – A Spooky Ghost Game

Boo! Spooky Ghost Game

Election Day (November): Speech Time Fun – Help the Voter Get to the Ballot Box

Help the Voter Get to the Ballot Box (Election Day)

Hot Chocolate (Winter): Jenna Rayburn – Hot Chocolate Board Game

Hot Chocolate Board Game

Snow (Winter): The Dabbling Speechie – Winter Snow Day Scene

Winter Snow Day Picture Scenes

Penguins (Winter): Schoolhouse Talk – Penguins at Play

Penguins at Play

Groundhog Day (February): Jenna Rayburn – Groundhog Day Game

Groundhog Day Generic Game

Valentine’s Day (February): The Dabbling Speechie – Open-Ended Valentine’s Game

Open-Ended Valentine's Day-Themed Games

St. Patrick’s Day (March): Word to the Wise – St. Patrick’s Day Jackpot

St. Patrick's Day Jackpot

Bugs (Spring/Summer): The Dabbling Speechie – Catch a Bug Game

Catch a Bug Game

Nature Walk (Spring/Summer): The Dabbling Speechie – “I Spy” Nature Walk BINGO & Book

I Spy Nature Walk BINGO and Book

Ice Cream (Summer): Jenn Alcorn (Crazy Speech World) – Triple Scoop!

Triple Scoop Open-Ended Card Game

Camping (Summer): The Dabbling Speechie – Gone Camping Board Game

Gone Camping Game Board

S’mores/Camping (Summer): TLC Talk Shop – S’more Fun

S'more Fun Open-Ended Game


More Year-Round Ideas

Jenna Rayburn (Speech Room News) – Football Reinforcer

Down the Field Learning Reinforcer

The Dabbling Speechie – Swish! Basketball Game

Swish! An Open-Ended Basketball Game

Panda Speech – Baseball Game

Baseball No Prep Open-Ended Freebie

Kiwi Speech – Popcorn Reinforcer

Popcorn Open-Ended Reinforcement Game

The Speech Attic – Build a Sundae

Build a Sundae Open-Ended Game

Speech Time Fun – Feed the Clown

Feed the Clown File Folder Activities

Do you have any favorite reinforcers? Share them in the comments!


Hi there! I'm Marisha. I am a school-based SLP who is all about working smarter, not harder. I created the SLP Now Membership and love sharing tips and tricks to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most--your students AND yourself.

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  1. Love this roundup of goodies, Marisha! I found some materials that I am sure my kiddos will enjoy! Who doesn’t love free?! Thanks for sharing my S’more Fun!

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