Thursday, June 28, 2012

Final T / K Minimal Pair Picture Speech Cards

One-Syllable Final T/K Minimal Pair Picture Cards

(If you're looking for initial T/K Minimal Pairs click here.)

To download click on the image to open it full size. Then right click on the image, choose "save as" and save the page to your computer.

I recommend you print on cardstock and laminate for durability.


This articulation picture card set focuses on the contrast between final /t/ and final /k/. It would be a great set to use with a child who is using fronting or backing phonological processes or a child who is simply substituting /t/ for /k/ or vice versa. The words are all VC or CVC in syllable shapes and do not include vocalic /r/ sounds or consonant blends. The pictures are as simple as possible and should be accessible to young children with minimal teaching.

Key Features

  • This set includes 36 picture cards (18 t/k minimal pairs) with the target word and picture on the front.
  • The words are all VC or CVC in syllable shape.
  • The words are easily understood by or easily taught to young children.
  • Combines the target sounds with all possible vowel sounds at least once.


I give permission to copy, print, or distribute this card set provided that:
  1. Each copy makes clear that I am the document's author.
  2. No copies are altered without my express consent.
  3. No one makes a profit from these copies.
  4. Electronic copies contain a live link back to my original and print copies not for merely personal use contain the URL of my original.

Looking for Feedback

I would love to hear back from anyone who uses this card set. Let me know if you find errors or there is anything you would change. Comment on this page, or send me an email at testyyettrying(at)gmail(dot)com.

Where can I find more?

More sets are on my Free Speech Therapy Articulation Cards page. Other card sets include /p, b, t, d, m, n, h, f, v, k, g, w, s, l, ch, sh, s-blends, and l-blends/ and more sets are being added regularly.


  1. Darla, Thanks again for posting these great picture sets. They are so very useful for many of my students!

  2. I can't believe you do all of that work just to post the cards for free to anyone who can use them. But I sure appreciate it with a 4.5 yo old who fronts and has no /k/ or /g/ sounds unless we slow down and use monkey mouth signs. Thank you so much.

  3. Just found this site . Thank you for sharing.

    GA SLP

  4. Our 7 y.o. son is having difficulty with minimal pairs and auditory discrimination. I've been scouring the web for visual minimal pair exercises. I finally found a wonderful site...your's! Thank you so much for posting these.

  5. wow, this is awesome! Thank you!


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