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Stop & Say S
Articulation Activity Mat

On the road to awesome articulation! These activity mats, or speech streets, provide ample opportunities to produce target sound /s/ in all word positions. Students will love this alternative to flash cards and work sheets. SLPs will love having an engaging activity on hand that requires minimal prepping.


What's Included?

•8 printable activity mats (4 color 4 BW) Each mat is sized for one printer sheet (8x11) each mat features a road and 10 illustrations of target words.


  • S in initial position features target words: sun sock, super, soda, swim, seal, swing, soap, soup, and sweet.

  • S in medial position features target words: castle, astronaut, monster, glasses, baseball, eraser, dinosaur, basket, grasshopper and whistle

  • S in final position features target words: house, mouse, bus, prince and princess, circus, ambulance, juice, horse, octopus and grass.

  • S blends (initial position) features target words: stars, spider, squirrel, slide, snake, spoon, strawberries, snail, sleep and scooter.


How does it work?

The student is encouraged to play with a toy car on the activity mat. Model slow "ride" producing the sound in isolation (i.e. s...s..s...seal) on the white lines and stopping at each stop sign to say each target word.

Why does Stop & Say work? As students remain motivated and engaged, they are likely to put more effort into producing target sounds. In addition, the illustrations are child-friendly and the words are easy to comprehend. Students are likely to produce (or at least try to produce) words they can understand and relate to.

Some pages appear upside down on screen:They are designed that way because if you print 4 per page in landscape format, the 4 roads will connect to one another.


  • Printable material only. Car not included. Don't have a toy car handy? no worries. Small items such as a penny, bingo chip or paper clip work just as well.

  • Colors may vary depending on printer quality.

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