S Blends
For Speech Therapy

S blends can be quite 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 S Blends Resources

You have 3 options:

  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 s-blends resources (smashmats and Cariboo cards)

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

Paid Resources

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

Cariboo Cards - Blends 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
  • So...you get more than just /s/! Woohoo!

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

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Free S-Blend Materials

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Free Word Lists and Games

SK Blends

Scoop

Skit

Skiing

Sky

Scooter

Scarf

Scale

Scare

Score

Skillet

Skunk

School

Skip

Skate


SL Blends

Sleigh

Sled

Sleep

Sloth

Sledding

Slate

Sleeping

Slipper

Slug

Slam

Slip

Slant

Slack

Sloppy


SM Blends

Smooth

Smile

Smooch

Smock

Smoke

Smother

Smidge

Smore

Smart

Small

Smear

Smell

Smog

Smash


SN BLends

Snow

Snoop

Snail

Snack

Snout

Sniffles

Snorkel

Sneeze

Snow

Snap

Snore

Sneakers

Snuggle

Snake


SP Blends

Sport

Spot

Spoon

Spin

Spill

Spy

Spicey

Spell

Spend

Spider

Speech

Speak

Spine

Spice


ST Blends

Stand

Stoop

Stamp

Start

Stairs

Star

Stop

Stones

Crust

Frost

Best

Least

Dust

Nest


SW Blends

Sweep

Sweet

Sweat

Swaddle

Swallowing

Swarm

Sweater

Swing

Swim

Switch

Swap

Swan

Swine

Swamp

Articulation Games for S Blends

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

  1. Score - This can be played with any game where points are tallied or a winner is named at the end. Just make sure to say "score" when appropriate. 
  2. Sleep - You can play house and pretend to put toys down to "sleep." You can pretend to fall asleep and take turns telling others..."time to sleep."
  3. Smash - You can smash playdough, slime, or balls of paper. Easy and fun!
  4. Snack - Have your child practice "sn" while asking for a snack. It is best to practice with a "snack" that has a lot of "pieces" such as pretzels or goldfish. This way you get a lot of practice. You can pretend to feed toys snacks too.
  5. Start - Instead of "ready, set, go" to start a game or race...say "ready, set, start." This can be adapted to fit many different games. 
  6. Switch - Get out 2 toys that your child/student would be interested in playing and then play with them for a minute while giving the other to your child. When your child would like a turn with your toy, he/she has to say "switch."

Membership Site

f 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 on how to help your child 
  • ideas on how to improve all language skills at home
  • functional games
  • worksheets
  • flashcards
  • and more!

Then, our member's 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