Minimal Pairs: Fronting & Backing, Speech Therapy, Phonology

Rated 4.92 out of 5, based on 146 reviews
146 Ratings
Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd
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61 pages
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Absolutely loved the pages of activity ideas to target each sound. SO helpful for parents and caregivers, teachers, too!
I always love materials such as these to not only use during sessions, but I can also send home with parents for carryover. Thank you!


Minimal pairs are an effective method for teaching students to discriminate sounds receptively and expressively. The goal of this packet is to let the student see how changing sounds will result in changes in word meaning that impacts communication. Real life activities provide motivation within therapy or during home programming.

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Pages 6-27 Minimal pairs pictures
Pages 28-39 Activities
Pages 40-44 Minimal pair sentences
Pages 45-50 Rebus stories
Pages 51-56 Minimal pairs memory homework.
Page 57 Links/Resources
Page 58-51 Sorting mats


Targeted Minimal Pairs
Initial and final /t/ and /k/
Initial and final /d/ and /g/
Initial and final /s/ and /sh/


SLPs who have used my minimal pair products say…
"Not only can I use this for my speech kids, but I also use this in my general ed phonological awareness lessons. The kids love using these pictures to work on deletion of initial consonants. We play matching games with them, and they get so excited when they see that they got the answer correct! Thank you!"

"I bought the gliding packet and then decided I liked it so much I should buy the s-blends packet too! I like that this packets comes with colored photos AND black and white work sheets."

"The best things about these minimal pairs products are the game suggestions worksheets. So many times I have parents ask what they can do to help their little ones along with speech therapy goals. These simple, straightforward, and specific activities are just what I needed to print and hand off to the families. Thanks so much!"

“This is so helpful! It's one of the best products I've found for minimal pairs. Practicing with these activities greatly helps for phonological treatment!”

“This saves my life all the time. I love this activity - exactly what it needs to be to be successful and convenient”

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Total Pages
61 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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