Ages: 3 and up
Grades: PreK and up
Place the 12 donuts, tongs, and the die within reach of all players. Position the cup on the saucer in the middle of the table. Have the first player roll the die. The number showing on the die determines how many donuts the player must stack on the cup using the tongs. After the player successfully stacks the donuts indicated by the number on the die and it lands on the “tongs” image, the player must remove a donut from the stack. Players take turns, and this continues until the donuts fall off of the cup. Whichever player is stacking donuts when it falls, loses! Try to have the steadiest hand and balance all 12 donuts so everyone wins!
Students may answer a language question or correctly say an articulation word prior to earning their turn. The number on the die can also be the number of articulation repetitions required before taking a turn. This game can be used as a positive reinforcement activity to target any speech and language goal. The game can be made easier for younger players by not using the cup or saucer and allow the players to stack the donuts directly on the table.