I originally designed this as a minimal pairs game for a student that omitted the adjacent consonants in /s/ blends. We would turn all the items face down and swat on our turn to see if we had squashed a "sPider" or spilled the "cider." He loved it!
You can also use this with a wide variety of /s/ blend vocabulary such as: spider, squash, spill, smush, smash, swat, squish, splat or smack. For kiddos working on simple expressive language, try "boo" when you hit a spider and "uh-oh" when you spill the cider.
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