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Free SLP Medial SH Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

Free SLP Medial SH Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

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

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

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

Yes,  the SH sound is a voiceless (unvoiced) sound.

Yes, the SH sound is a Palato-alveolar sound?

Yes, the SH sound is a fricative.

How to make the “sh” sound:

  • Pucker your lips like a little kiss.
  • Raise the tip of your tongue towards the top of the mouth (called the hard palate.  If your child can produce the “t” sound, tell them they want the tip of their tongue to be a little further back than that)
  • Turn off your voice ( voice is the rumbling in your vocal folds.  For example, have your child/client place their hand on their/your neck during the production of “sh” and “z”, and have them feel the difference between the two.  In the production of “sh”, there should be no rumble or voicing.  While in the production of “z”, there should be a rumbling or voicing.)
  • Push air out of mouth while your lips are still puckered and your  tongue is raised.

Tricks and Tips for producing the “sh” sound:

  • A fun and tasty way to teach the child where to put their tongue for a “sh” production is to put some Nutella, peanut butter, sour candy gel, or any other creamy food they enjoy on the target spot(rubbing a sucker on the target spot works too).  Once the child has felt the spot a few times, have them try to blow out air while still having the tongue touching the spot.
  • Refer to the “sh” sounds as the librarian or the quiet sound.  Use the librarian hand gesture of putting one finger in front of their mouths and saying “shhhhhhh”.  See who can whisper the “sh” sound the quietest!

  1. Shape
  2. Shirt
  3. Shoe
  4. Sharp
  5. Shadow
  6. Shampoo
  7. Shiver
  8. Shopping
  9. Shorts
  10. Shake
  11. Shine
  12. She
  13. Shed
  14. Share
  15. Shop
  16. Shut
  17. Chef
  18. Ship
  19. Shoe
  20. Shot
  21. Shop
  22. Share
  23. Shave
  24. Shovel
  25. Sugar
  26. Shower
  27. Show
  28. Shine
  29. Shake
  30. Shady

  1. Sunshine
  2. Dishes
  3. Washington
  4. Directions
  5. Cushion
  6. Washing
  7. Mushroom
  8. Eruption
  9. Pushing
  10. Lotion
  11. Bushes
  12. Ocean
  13. Milkshake
  14. Washer
  15. Tissue
  16. Cautious
  17. Fashion
  18. Fishing
  19. Flashlight
  20. Seashore
  21. Sunshine
  22. Cashier
  23. Action
  24. Emotion
  25. Fisherman

  1. Fresh
  2. Mash
  3. Wish
  4. Rash
  5. Bush
  6. Finish
  7. Ticklish
  8. Polish
  9. Smash
  10. Flash
  11. Flush
  12. Brush
  13. Fish
  14. Splash
  15. Finish
  16. Trash
  17. Eyelash
  18. Leash
  19. Cash
  20. Toothbrush
  21. Starfish
  22. Punish
  23. Mouthwash
  24. Goldfish
  25. Irish

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


SH Sound Overview

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


Target SH at the syllable level with our virtual flashcards!


We have three activities for targeting SH 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!)


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


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


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


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

SH Virtual Materials

SH Flashcards

SH Progression Cards

SH Soccer Shootout

SH Paint

SH Spot It

SH Escape From Dragon's Dungeon

SH Fish's Flight to Freedom

SH Witch's Brew

SH Summer Sundae Dash

SH Fall Apple Quest

SH Halloween Candy Chompers

SH Thanksgiving Treats

SH Cupid's Valentines Candies

SH Marshmallows' Mad Dash

SH Unicorn Artic Derby

SH Train Track Dash

SH Space Race

SH Flashlight Finder

SH Feed the Bear

SH Pumpkin Carving

SH Build-a-Snowman

SH Thanksgiving Dinner

SH Jeopardy

SH Tic-Tac-Toe

SH Candy Land

SH Connect 4

SH Battleship

SH Artic Ninja

SH Cat Run

SH Volt Runner

SH Artic Clicker

SH Pizza Jumper

SH Artic Cruiser

SH Space Invaders

SH Spot the Differences

SH Dino Hop

SH Matching

SH Treasure Hunt

SH Crossword

SH Word Find 1

SH Word Find 2

SH Boom Cards

SH Artic QR Scavenger Hunt

SH Artic Progression Cards

SH Artic Spot the Match

Initial Artic SH Flashcards

Medial Artic SH Flashcard

Final Artic SH Flashcards

SH Articulation Carrier Phrases

SH Articulation Word Find

SH ArticulationTic-Tac-Toe

SH Articulation Coloring Sheet

SH Cartoon Character Flashcards

SH Articulation Dice

SH Articulation Flipbook

SH Artic Bingo

SH Artic Candyland

SH Artic Cariboo Cards

SH Artic Battleship

SH Articulation Connect 4

SH Printables

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

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

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

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

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