R Blends
For Speech Therapy

R blends can be difficult to learn for any child, especially a child with a speech disorder; however, I am here to help ease this task with some free and paid resources.

There is a little something for everyone!

Available R Blends Resources

You have 3 options for resources:

  1. Free (word lists and game ideas)
  2. Join our informative newsletter (also free!) and receive free cariboo cards and smash mats
  3. Purchase our awesome full set of R blends resources (smashmats and Cariboo cards)

Keep reading to explore and discover which resources best fit your needs.

Paid Resources

By popular demand, I created a “blends edition” of our Cariboo cards and articulation smashmats.

Cariboo Cards - Blend Edition

  • Cariboo cards for the following S blends: SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, ST, SW
  • Cariboo cards for the following L blends: BL, FL, GL, KL, PL
  • Cariboo cards for the following R blends: BR, KR, DR, FR, GR, PR, STR, TR, THR, SHR, SKR, SPR, TW
  • 26 pages in total
  • You get more than just R blends

You can read more about it here or buy your own copy by clicking the link below and adding it to your cart.

Smashmats - Blends Edition

  • Articulation mats for the following L blends: BL, FL, GL, KL, PL
  • Articulation mats for the following R blends: BR, KR, DR, FR, GR, PR, STR, TR, THR, SHR
  • Articulation mats for the following S blends: SKR, SPR, SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, ST, SW, TW
  • There is one mat with that combines all blends for each sound
  • There are game boards for the all sounds listed above as well

You can read more about it here or buy your own copy by clicking the link below and adding it to your cart.

Free Materials By Joining Speech Therapy Talk

If you need one free, quick FR smashmat and DR cariboo cards, then answer a few questions and they are all yours. I will deliver the materials to your inbox instantly after confirming your subscription.

Free R Blend Materials

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Free Word Lists and Games


BR Blends

Braid

Bread

Break

Bright

Bring

Braces

Brain

Bridge

Breakfast

Brother

Bracelet

Branch

Bricks

Brush


KR Blends

Crib

Crocodile

Crash

Crate

Crab

Cracker

Crayon

Crane

Crawl

Cricket

Cream

Crank

Crater

Cry


DR Blends

Dragon

Drama

Dream

Dress

Drop

Draw

Drawer

Drill

Dragonfly

Draft

Drive

Dry

Drum

Drink


FR Blends

Frame

Freezer

Fraction

Fry

Freeze

Friends

Spicey

Spell

Frisbee

Fruit

Frog

Fries

Frown

Fresh

From

Freight


GR Blends

Grain

Graduate

Grapes

Grate

Grill

Grass

Gray

Grades

Graph

Green

Ground

Greet

Grow

Group


PR Blends

Practice

Present

Press

Print

Professor

Pretzel

Prince

Princess

President

Propellor

Price

Prize

Problem

Prunes

STR Blends

Strainer

Strand

Strategy

Straw

Strip

Strawberry

Street

Stream

Strong

Stretch

Streak

Strike

String

Stroll

TR Blends

Tractor

Train

Traffic

Trail

Tracks

Travel

Treasure

Triangle

Trash

Trial

Treat

Truck

Trophy

Trade

THR Blends

Throw

Three

Thread

Throne

Through

Threw

Thrill

SHR Blends

Shriek

Shred

Shrimp

Shrug

Shrub

Mushroom

Dishrag

Shrink

SKR Blends

Scared

Scrapes

Screen

Scrub

Scream

Screw

Screwdriver

Scribble

Scramble

Scratch

Scroll

Scratchy

Scram

Scrape

SPR Blends

Spray

Spread

Sprout

Sprinkles

Sprint

Sprinkler

Spring

Sprain

Spruce

Sprung

TW Blends

Tweet

Twig

Tweezers

Twist

Twine


Articulation Games for R Blends

Take turns with your child saying the desired words during the games listed below. It is important to practice hearing and saying the words.

  1. Brush - A child can brush his/her hair, brush your hair, brush a doll’s hair, or use a paintbrush. Make sure to say “brush” before taking a turn.
  2. Crayon - Practice “kr” while drawing a picture using crayons. Say “crayon” before picking a new color.
  3. Drive - Drive cars around a track, down a ramp, on the floor, etc.. You and your child can pretend to drive somewhere or talking about driving while actually driving a car.
  4. Frog - Play with toy frogs, find actual frogs in a lake/pond, or do frog jumps around the room.
  5. Green/Gray - Find all the green or gray things in a room. Easy!
  6. Price - Play store and name/decide the prices of objects
  7. Street - Push cars or trucks on a street (pretend street)
  8. Treasure - Play toys around the room and go on a treasure hunt to find them
  9. Throw - Throw a ball in a basket or paper scarps in the garbage. Fun!
  10. Shred - Rip up paper as you pretend to “shred” them
  11. Scribble - Get out lots of coloring utensils and make scribbles
  12. Spray - Fill a bottle with water and spray plants, the sidewalk, etc...
  13. Twist - Twist around while dancing

Membership Site

If you are a parent and your child

  • has trouble saying multiple sounds 
  • needs to work on vocabulary development
  • needs to improve grammar skills
  • needs to practice following directions
  • needs to work on narrative language
  • needs to work on social skills

AND you want

  • a step-by-step guide to help your child 
  • ideas on how to improve all language skills at home
  • functional games
  • worksheets
  • flashcards
  • and more!

Then, our members site might be just what you need. Click here to read more about it.

If you are a professional and you want: 

  • Articulation Screening Tools
  • Data tracking sheets
  • Templates in Google Drive for easy data tracking and graphing
  • Homework sheets/parent handouts on articulation therapy
  • General flashcard games
  • 36 flashcards for each sound: B, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, Z, SH, TH, CH
  • 8-10 functional games for each sound
  • Language based worksheets to spice things up!
  • Picture description tasks
  • Short story stimuli

Our membership might be just what you need.


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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

Author of  child language development eBook series