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Free SLP Initial N Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

Free SLP Initial N Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

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

We also have tons of free no-prep downloadable N sound materials. N sound printables that we currently have include: N 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 S sound, hopefully you find these materials helpful!
To view our all free S sound virtual games and materials, click below:

Virtual materials to target N 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 N Hierarchy Activities, click below:

Yes, the N sound is a voiced sound.

Yes, the N sound is a Lingua alveolar sound.

Yes, the N sound  is a nasal sound.

How to make the “n” 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.
  • 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 “n”, 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 “n”, there should be a rumbling or voicing.)
  • Have the child release the air thru their nose.

Tricks and Tips for producing the “n” sound:

  • Have the child place their finger on your/their nose while a “n” sound is being produced so they can feel the vibration of the nostrils.
  • Have the child  breathe in and then out through their nose. Once they have done this a few times, have them place their tongue on the bumpy spot(alveolar ridge) and try making the “n” sound when they are shooting the air out from their nose.
  • Have the child place a finger horizontally under your/their nose.  They should feel air emitted from the nostrils during the “n” sound.  Have them move their finger down horizontally in front of the lips during the “n” production, and if done correctly, they should not feel any air leaking thru the lips.
  • Have the child pretend they are at the doctors office and say “ahhhh”. After they have been holding it for awhile, have them bring their tongue tip to the bumpy spot.  This should cause the air to be released thru their nostrils creating a “nnn” sound.
  • A fun and tasty way to teach the child where to put their tongue for a “n” 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!
  • Challenge the child to see who can make the loudest or longest noisy train sound!  Pretend you are a train blowing on its horn and make the “nnnn” sound!

  1. Noble
  2. Nest
  3. Nature
  4. Noodle
  5. North
  6. Knit
  7. Name
  8. Nail
  9. Nice
  10. Night
  11. Knock
  12. Know
  13. Nut
  14. Napkin
  15. Neck
  16. Knife
  17. Nurse
  18. Knee
  19. Nectar
  20. Number
  21. Nifty
  22. Neighbor
  23. Nudge
  24. Nectarine
  25. Navigate
  26. Nickel
  27. Nimble
  28. Novel
  29. Nanny
  30. Note
  31. Nursery
  32. Nutmeg
  33. Nuzzle
  34. Nap
  35. Notch

  1. Panda
  2. Candle
  3. Random
  4. Antenna
  5. Sandal
  6. Peanut
  7. Dinosaur
  8. Running
  9. Pony
  10. Many
  11. Dinner
  12. Planet
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Lending
  15. Gentle
  16. Winner
  17. Fountain
  18. Lantern
  19. Lend
  20. Benefit
  21. Mankind
  22. Tundra
  23. Tuna
  24. Tangle
  25. Hanger
  26. Autumn
  27. Candle
  28. Gentle
  29. Tangle
  30. Another

  1. Green
  2. Ocean
  3. Falcon
  4. Melon
  5. Brown
  6. Cone
  7. Coin
  8. Chain
  9. Sun
  10. Lantern
  11. Screen
  12. Unicorn
  13. Mountain
  14. Bison
  15. Penguin
  16. Button
  17. Chin
  18. Train
  19. Sun
  20. Moon
  21. Lawn
  22. Lemon
  23. Horizon
  24. Cabin
  25. Dragon
  26. Garden
  27. Train
  28. Dolphin
  29. Balloon
  30. Fountain
  31. Crown
  32. Autumn
  33. Ribbon
  34. Bone
  35. One
  36. Phone
  37. Done
  38. Ton
  39. Man
  40. Jen

How to make the “n” 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.
  • 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 “n”, 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 “n”, there should be a rumbling or voicing.)
  • Have the child release the air thru their nose.

Tricks and Tips for producing the “n” sound:

  • Have the child place their finger on your/their nose while a “n” sound is being produced so they can feel the vibration of the nostrils.
  • Have the child  breathe in and then out through their nose. Once they have done this a few times, have them place their tongue on the bumpy spot(alveolar ridge) and try making the “n” sound when they are shooting the air out from their nose.
  • Have the child place a finger horizontally under your/their nose.  They should feel air emitted from the nostrils during the “n” sound.  Have them move their finger down horizontally in front of the lips during the “n” production, and if done correctly, they should not feel any air leaking thru the lips.
  • Have the child pretend they are at the doctors office and say “ahhhh”. After they have been holding it for awhile, have them bring their tongue tip to the bumpy spot.  This should cause the air to be released thru their nostrils creating a “nnn” sound.
  • A fun and tasty way to teach the child where to put their tongue for a “n” 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!
  • Challenge the child to see who can make the loudest or longest noisy train sound!  Pretend you are a train blowing on its horn and make the “nnnn” sound!

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

 

N Sound Overview

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

 

Target N at the syllable level with our virtual flashcards!

 

We have three activities for targeting N 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!)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

N Sound Virtual Materials

N Flashcards

N Progression Cards

N Soccer Shootout

N Paint

N Spot It

N Escape From Dragon's Dungeon

N Fish's Flight to Freedom

N Witch's Brew

N Summer Sundae Dash

N Fall Apple Quest

N Halloween Candy Chompers

N Thanksgiving Treats

N Cupid's Valentines Candies

N Marshmallows' Mad Dash

N Unicorn Artic Derby

N Train Track Dash

N Space Race

N Flashlight Finder

N Feed the Bear

N Pumpkin Carving

N Build-a-Snowman

N Thanksgiving Dinner

N Jeopardy

N Tic-Tac-Toe

N Candy Land

N Connect 4

N Battleship

N Artic Ninja

N Cat Run

N Volt Runner

N Artic Clicker

N Pizza Jumper

N Artic Cruiser

N Space Invaders

N Spot the Differences

N Dino Hop

N Matching

N Treasure Hunt

N Crossword

N Word Find 1

N Word Find 2

 

N Sound Boom Cards

N Artic QR Scavenger Hunt

N Artic Progression Cards

N Artic Spot the Match

Initial Artic N Flashcards

Medial Artic N Flashcard

Final Artic N Flashcards

N Articulation Carrier Phrases

N Articulation Word Find

N ArticulationTic-Tac-Toe

N Articulation Coloring Sheet

N Cartoon Character Flashcards

N Articulation Dice

N Articulation Flipbook

N Artic Bingo

N Artic Candyland

N Artic Cariboo Cards

N Artic Battleship

N Articulation Connect 4

N Sound Printables

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

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

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

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

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