You can download an informal screener for all initial blends (s blends, r blends, l blends, w blends) here.  This screener has one picture for every initial blend to help with target setting.

An informal screener for final blends can be downloaded here. This screener has one picture for all final blends in words – (eg st-ghost,  sk -desk,  lk – milk,  lp – help. etc) 

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snake, smell, skip, spider, black, clock, flower, glue, crown, dragon, frog, sprinkler, string, twin, queen, shrimp, scrabble and more!
ghost, wasp, desk, milk, scalp, salt, wolf, gold, fox, hump, lunch, hand, gift and more!

handy word lists & images


Initial s blends (click on link)

sk – sky, scar, score, ski, skirt, scuba, skate, skip, scooter, skull, scorpion, school, skeleton, scarf, scared, scale, scalp, score, skid, skin, skinny, skunk

sl – sly, slug, slot, slow, slim, slip, sled, slam, sleep, sleeve, slice, slide, slime, sling, slope, sleuth, slushy, slippers

sm – smog, smart, smoke, smile, smell, small, smash, smudge, smooth, smoothie, smartie

sn – snap, snip, snow, snack, snake, snoop, snout, snore, snail, sniff, snatch, sneeze, snooze, snowman

sp – spy, spa, spot, spin, spud, speed, spade, space, spice, spine, sport, spell, spoon, spill, sponge, spoil, spatula, spanner, sparkle, spare, speak, special, spike, spear, spider, spaghetti

st – stop, stab, stay, star, stem, stick, step, stir, stork, stand, start, steal, stone, storm, stool, story, stump, stack, stare, sting, stair, steer, stink, stuff, stamp, steak, stuff, stove, statue, stapler, start, stage, stall, steam, steeple, stereo, store

sw – swim, swap, swan, swat, sway, swoop, swarm, swiss, swing, sweep, swipe, swoop, swirl, swamp, sweat, sweet, switch, swiper, swivel


medial s blends

sk – biscuit, rescue, escape, basket, telescope, whiskers, basketball, iceskate

sl – asleep, muesli, whistling, wrestling, gosling

sw – crosswalk, flyswat, crossword, beeswax

sp – whisper, teaspoon, passport, hospital, suspect, crispy, asparagus, display, newspaper.

st – toaster, pasta, lipstick, costumes, sister, chopsticks, Easter, rooster, mister.

sm – Christmas, policeman, placemat, spaceman, Tasmania, asthma

sn – Disney, parsnip, rattlesnake.


final s blends

sp – wasp, crisp, clasp

sk – ask, mask, tusk, desk, disc, flask

st – toast, cast, ghost, breakfast, nest, crust, post, last, first

ks (x) – mix, fix, fox, wax, box, six, socks, rocks, locks

kst (xt) – next, text, sixty

Plurals galore!

printable games