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Free SLP Mixed S Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

Free SLP Mixed S Materials, Games, Activities, Flashcards, and more!

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

We also have tons of free no-prep downloadable S sound materials. S sound printables that we currently have include: S 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 S 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 S Hierarchy Activities, click below:

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

Yes, the S sound is fricative.

  • Tell the child to smile with their lips close together.  We want the lips to be almost touching each other and the top and bottom teeth to be almost touching each other.
  • Have the child place the tip of their tongue super close to the bumpy spot (alveolar ridge) of their gums behind their front teeth, but not touching it!
  • While still keeping the lips and teeth close to one another and the tip of their tongue close to the bumpy spot, have the child blow out a stream of air.
  • Turn off  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 “s” sound:

  • To try and emphasize that we don’t want the tongue to be between our teeth during the production of “s”, tell the child that their tongue is a snake and their teeth are the snake’s cage.  We don’t want to let the snake out of the cage, so we should not see it during the production of “s”!
  • A fun way to practice is to take turns and  see who can be the loudest or quietest snake in the jungle.
  • Although we don’t want the tip of the tongue to be touching the bumpy spot during the production of “s’, having the child know exactly where the bumpy spot is located is helpful.  A fun and tasty way to teach the child where it is  production is to put some Nutella, peanut butter, sour candy gel, or any other spreadable food they enjoy on the bumpy ridge. (Rubbing a sucker on the target spot works as well)  Once the child has felt the spot a few times, have the child place their tongue super close to the bumpy spot and blow out air.
  • If the child has siblings, they might be familiar with the phrase “I’m not touching you” where one of their siblings, in an effort to annoy them, puts their finger or hand close to them and says “I’m not touching you!”.  Tell the child to pretend their tongue is the finger and they are trying to get as close to the bumpy ridge as possible without touching it.  If we touch the bumpy ridge, we might get in trouble from our parents!

The four types of lisps are: interdental lisp, lateral lisp, dentalized lisp, and palatal lisp.

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

  1. So
  2. See
  3. Song
  4. Circle
  5. Sock
  6. Swim
  7. Snow
  8. Slim
  9. Soap
  10. Surf
  11. Snap
  12. Spot
  13. Seed
  14. Sale
  15. Soft
  16. Safe
  17. Sole
  18. Sand
  19. Sour
  20. Spin
  21. Stop
  22. Sun
  23. Circus
  24. Sip
  25. Salt
  26. Soda
  27. Send
  28. Soon
  29. Swim
  30. Sage
  31. Skin
  32. Seek
  33. Seal
  34. Slap
  35. Suit
  36. Slip
  37. Spark
  38. Saint
  39. Sway
  40. C
  41. Silk
  42. Snug
  43. Seek
  44. Star
  45. Skip
  46. Sore
  47. Soil
  48. Sway
  49. Snap
  50. Soft

  1. Pencil
  2. Classic
  3. Monster
  4. Dinosaur
  5. Fossil
  6. Baseball
  7. Castle
  8. Ghost
  9. Toast
  10. Popsicle
  11. Astronaut
  12. Wrestles
  13. Passing
  14. Muscle
  15. Raspberry
  16. Sister
  17. Whistle
  18. Braces
  19. Mustard
  20. Cascade
  21. Essence
  22. Missile
  23. Ice Cream
  24. Possum
  25. Grasshopper
  26. Crispy
  27. Misfit
  28. Rusty
  29. Horseshoe
  30. Basic
  31. Blister
  32. Policeman
  33. Eraser
  34. Oasis
  35. Paste
  36. Blissful
  37. Crispy
  38. Prism
  39. Mists
  40. Dancing
  41. Lesson
  42. Inside
  43. Missing
  44. Blossom
  45. Faucet
  46. Buses
  47. Braces
  48. Chasing
  49. Faces
  50. Dresser

  1. Bliss
  2. Kiss
  3. Miss
  4. Glass
  5. Bass
  6. Class
  7. Grass
  8. Chess
  9. Guess
  10. Nice
  11. Pass
  12. Mouse
  13. Abyss
  14. Mess
  15. Toss
  16. Floss
  17. Dress
  18. Cross
  19. Diss
  20. Hiss
  21. Horse
  22. Mist
  23. Moose
  24. Bus
  25. Dice
  26. Fuss
  27. Dress
  28. Yes
  29. Brass
  30. Goose
  31. Lists
  32. Grass
  33. Juice
  34. Loose
  35. Grass
  36. Trespass
  37. Fuss
  38. Gas
  39. Amass
  40. Vase
  41. Voice
  42. Choice
  43. Chess
  44. Basis
  45. Circus
  46. Bliss
  47. Base
  48. Lace
  49. Purse
  50. Geese

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

S Overview

 

 

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

 

Target S at the syllable level with our virtual flashcards!

 

We have three activities for targeting S 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!)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

S Virtual Materials

Flashcards

Progression Cards

Soccer Shootout

Paint

Spot It

Escape From Dragon's Dungeon

Fish's Flight to Freedom

Witch's Brew

Summer Sundae Dash

Fall Apple Quest

Halloween Candy Chompers

Thanksgiving Treats

Cupid's Valentines Candies

Marshmallows' Mad Dash

Unicorn Artic Derby

Train Track Dash

Space Race

Flashlight Finder

Feed the Bear

Pumpkin Carving

Build-a-Snowman

Thanksgiving Dinner

Jeopardy

Tic-Tac-Toe

Candy Land

Connect 4

Battleship

Artic Ninja

Cat Run

Volt Runner

Artic Clicker

Pizza Jumper

Artic Cruiser

Space Invaders

Spot the Differences

Dino Hop

Matching

Treasure Hunt

Crossword

Word Find 1

Word Find 2

S Boom Cards

S Artic QR Scavenger Hunt

S Artic Progression Cards

S Artic Spot the Match

Initial Artic S Flashcards

Medial Artic S Flashcard

Final Artic S Flashcards

S Articulation Carrier Phrases

S Articulation Word Find

S ArticulationTic-Tac-Toe

S Articulation Coloring Sheet

S Cartoon Character Flashcards

S Articulation Dice

S Articulation Flipbook

S Artic Bingo

S Artic Candyland

S Artic Cariboo Cards

S Artic Battleship

S Articulation Connect 4

S Printables

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

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

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

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

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