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Free SLP Final D Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

Free SLP Final D Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

FreeSLP offers tons of virtual SLP materials for the D Sound. To help target the D sound in the initial, medial, and final positions, we have created D Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect 4, Virtual Flashcards, Virtual Progression Cards, Battleship, Spot-It, Candy Land, Soccer, Painting, and more!
To view our all free D sound virtual games and materials, click below:

We also have tons of free no-prep downloadable D sound materials. D sound printables that we currently have include: D Flashcards, QR Code Scavenger Hunt, Progression Cards, Spot-It, Word Finds, Tic-Tac-Toe, Bingo, Candy Land, Connect 4, Battleship and more! If you're looking for more engaging ways to teach the D sound, hopefully you find these materials helpful!
To view our all free D sound virtual games and materials, click below:

Virtual materials to target D from the isolation level all the way up to the conversational level! Whether you're targeting sounds at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, story, or conversational levels, we have free and engaging speech therapy materials for each!
To view our all free D Hierarchy Activities, click below:

Yes, the D sound is voiced.

Yes, the D sound is a stop.

The D and T sound are produced exactly the same with one exception.  The difference between D and T is that the T sound is voiceless and the D sound is a voiced sound.

  1. Dabble
  2. Dancer
  3. Dog
  4. Dash
  5. Dazzle
  6. Dice
  7. Deck
  8. Delight
  9. Diamond
  10. Dimple
  11. Dinosaur
  12. Dizzy
  13. Dodge
  14. Dolphin
  15. Donkey
  16. Dot
  17. Dotted
  18. Double
  19. Dance
  20. Drum
  21. Duck
  22. Dune
  23. Dunk
  24. Dusk
  25. Dwell
  26. Dynamic
  27. Dandy
  28. Daunt
  29. Dairy
  30. Dawn
  31. Daydream
  32. Delightful
  33. Depict
  34. Dew
  35. Daffodil
  36. Darling
  37. Daughter
  38. D
  39. Decade
  40. Decide
  41. Decline
  42. Decorate
  43. Defend
  44. Delicate
  45. Demand
  46. Demolish
  47. Denim
  48. Dent
  49. Dependent
  50. Depict

  1. Middle
  2. Saddle
  3. Candle
  4. Puddle
  5. Fiddle
  6. Riddle
  7. Model
  8. Radiant
  9. Kindly
  10. Spider
  11. Thunder
  12. Hidden
  13. Paddle
  14. Modest
  15. Suddenly
  16. Cuddle
  17. Fading
  18. Wonder
  19. Tidal
  20. Ponder
  21. Rodeo
  22. Modern
  23. Building
  24. Golden
  25. Muddle
  26. Oddity
  27. Kidney
  28. Huddle
  29. Bending
  30. Cheddar
  31. Muddy
  32. Tidbit
  33. Noodle
  34. Sudden
  35. Window
  36. Outdoor
  37. Tender
  38. Ladder
  39. Candy
  40. Ladybug
  41. Radio
  42. Pudding
  43. Avocado
  44. Ryder
  45. Zady
  46. Randy
  47. Dandy
  48. Handy
  49. Toodles
  50. Randle

  1. Read
  2. Good
  3. Band
  4. Hand
  5. Land
  6. Sand
  7. Wind
  8. Pond
  9. Bend
  10. Blend
  11. Friend
  12. Kind
  13. Mind
  14. Find
  15. Wand
  16. Cold
  17. Gold
  18. Fold
  19. Hold
  20. Bold
  21. Mound
  22. Round
  23. Sound
  24. Send
  25. Trend
  26. Spend
  27. Fund
  28. Stand
  29. Grand
  30. Pound
  31. Brand
  32. Fond
  33. Behind
  34. Cloud
  35. Loud
  36. Proud
  37. Crowd
  38. Second
  39. Suspend
  40. Extend
  41. Diamond
  42. End
  43. Food
  44. Mood
  45. Dude
  46. Rude
  47. Toad
  48. Slide
  49. Ride
  50. Inside

How to make the /d/ sound:

  • First we need to place the tip of our tongue on the bumpy spot of our gums behind our front teeth. We call this spot the alveolar ridge.
  • Have the child blow out air while lowering the tongue from the bumpy spot.
  • Turning on your voice ( voice is the rumbling in your vocal folds.  Have your child/client place their hand on their/your neck during the production of /s/ and /z/, and have them feel the difference between the two.  In the production of /s/, there should be no rumble or voicing.  While in the production of /z/, there should be a rumbling or voicing.)

Tricks and Tips for producing the /d/ sound:

  • A fun and tasty way to teach the child where to put their tongue for a /d/ production is to put some Nutella, peanut butter, sour candy gel, or any other creamy food they enjoy on the bumpy spot.  Once the child has felt the spot a few times, have them try to blow out air while lowering the tongue at the same time!
  • Have the child pretend that their tongue is a finger and the bumpy spot is a door bell.  See how many times they can ring the door bell in 10 or 30 seconds!
  • Have the child press down on the bumpy spot using their finger.  Often our tongues are curious creatures and they will inspect the area that was just pressed which happens to be our target area!
  • Because the /d/ sound by itself sounds like a watch ticking, tell the child you want to see how many /d/ sounds they can make in 10 or 30 seconds.  If up to the task, challenge the client to see who can make more /d/ sounds in the given time!
  • To visually show the child how we explosively release air from our mouths to produce the /d/ sound, hold a piece of string in front of their mouths, and have them try to move the string with the release of air.  It is important to remind them to remember to use their voicing during this activity!
  • If you have a board game that uses a spinner have the child see if they can move the spinner using the explosions of air from their mouths.  Note that the explosion of air from a production of /d/ is much softer than that of /t/.

If you are looking for tips and tricks on how to produce the perfect D sounds; click the link below:

D Overview

Target the D sound at the isolation level with 3 different activities: Isolation Animation, Pop the Bubbles, and Click the Button!

 

Target D at the syllable level with our virtual flashcards!

 

We have three activities for targeting D at the word level: 1.) Classic flashcards with initial, medial, final, and mixed sets. 2.) Minimal Pair Sliders 3.) Name the Photos (Have the computer give you feedback on your sound productions!)

 

D phrase flashcards with sets targeting D in the initial, medial, final, and mixed positions!

 

Target D at the sentence level with our rotating sentences activity!

 

Our D story is full of D target sounds and tongue twisters! Read it yourself or play it out loud and then repeat it back!

 

We have two ways to target D at the conversation level: 1.) Silly story scenes full of D target words. 2.) Conversation starter questions.

D Virtual Materials

D Flashcards

D Progression Cards

D Soccer Shootout

D Paint

D Spot It

D Escape From Dragon's Dungeon

D Fish's Flight to Freedom

D Witch's Brew

D Summer Sundae Dash

D Fall Apple Quest

D Halloween Candy Chompers

D Thanksgiving Treats

D Cupid's Valentines Candies

D Marshmallows' Mad Dash

D Unicorn Artic Derby

D Train Track Dash

D Space Race

D Flashlight Finder

D Feed the Bear

D Pumpkin Carving

D Build-a-Snowman

D Thanksgiving Dinner

D Jeopardy

D Tic-Tac-Toe

D Candy Land

D Connect 4

D Battleship

D Artic Ninja

D Cat Run

D Volt Runner

D Artic Clicker

D Pizza Jumper

D Artic Cruiser

D Space Invaders

D Spot the Differences

D Dino Hop

D Matching

D Treasure Hunt

D Crossword

D Word Find 1

D Word Find 2

D Boom Cards

D Artic QR Scavenger Hunt

D Artic Progression Cards

D Artic Spot the Match

Initial Artic D Flashcards

Medial Artic D Flashcard

Final Artic D Flashcards

D Articulation Carrier Phrases

D Articulation Word Find

D ArticulationTic-Tac-Toe

D Articulation Coloring Sheet

D Cartoon Character Flashcards

D Articulation Dice

D Articulation Flipbook

D Artic Bingo

D Artic Candyland

D Artic Cariboo Cards

D Artic Battleship

D Articulation Connect 4

D Printables

Free no-prep, virtual, and downloadable options available!

Free SLP articulation word lists, flashcards with pictures, downloadable PDFs and more!

Materials target the D sound in the initial, medial, and final positions!

Whether you are looking for printable, no-prep, or virtual materials, FreeSLP offers free D sound activities for students of every level!

We hope these  articulation activities and exercises for speech therapy help your child / student learn how to make s sounds!