"Alphabet Playdough Mats" from LilyVale Learning are an excellent way to practice key skills all while having fun! All 26 Alphabet Playdough Mats come with its' own corresponding Letter/Word Practice Sheets too! Use the Mats separately or laminated together with its' Practice Sheet on the back- it's completely up to you! You can even bring out specific mats during certain themes! Your students will be practicing their Letter Writing Skills, Fine Motor Skills, and building their Phonemic Awareness as they learn about Arctic Animals, Bugs and Butterflies, Dinosaurs, Earth Day & Recycling, Gardening, Weather and Rainbows, Outer Space, Health & Wellness. They will also pretend to be a Hair Stylist, and Ice Cream Seller, and a Dentist in Training- ALL while learning their letters!! These are also a wonderful addition to your Literacy Center year round!
-Each Playdough Mat has:
-an area in the upper right-hand corner to practice constructing the uppercase and lowercase letter with playdough (letter writing skills).
-at least one activity to complete directly on the Mat that is designed to build the small muscles of the hands (fine-motor skills) which are an important precursor to letter and number writing.
-a “Mini-Story” filled with words that start with the Mat’s Main Letter to go along with it.
-Each Letter/ Word Practicing Sheet has:
-Space to practice the uppercase and lowercase form of each letter with a pencil.
-Most of the words from the story that begin with the Mat’s Main Letter to practice each child’s letter writing skills as well as recognizing and enhancing their letter sound awareness (phonemic awareness).
We hope that you and your students’ enjoy their “Alphabet Playdough Mats”! Let us know in the “Feedback” section of our store- (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lilyvale-Learning)