Make your students enjoy learning new words with these playdough/play-doh mats featuring over 100 short /a/ words great for beginning and transitional readers.
With this hands-on activity, students will love the fun of rolling playdough “snakes” and shaping them into letters to build words, practice tracing, and writing each short /a/ word, all while strengthening their small muscles.
These 143 printable mats are also easy to prep. Just print, laminate, and watch your students’ vocabulary soar!
This mat set focuses on:
- Fine Motor: students practice fine motor by shaping playdough to trace each letter
- Tracing: students trace the words multiple times
- Writing: students will practice writing the word on the included lines
- 143 short /a/ word mats (one target word each page)
How to Use This Playdough Mat
Print and laminate the pages. Give students playdough and have them make playdough “snakes” and lay them over each letter on the mat. After students have made the words with playdough, instruct them to trace and write each word on the included lines using dry erase markers.
You will need one copy of the page for each student or can use this at activity centers for individual practice. Great for centers, morning work, desk work, and more.
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~~~ Tips for Proper Use ~~~
We highly recommend printing these worksheets on 8.5” x 11” standard paper. Some products are no-prep, whereas others may require you to laminate them before use. Laminated products are best used with dry-erase markers. If you do not have a laminating machine, use page protectors or any similar sleeve.
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