These alphabet mats come in color and b/w. You can use these mats for independent practice, small groups or whole group instruction. Play-doh, rainbow writing, crayons, Expo... the materials that can be used are vast. When using play-doh the student's fine motor skills will be encouraged. Give pencil and paper a break. Your students will love being able to stamp the play-doh when done...practicing the letter sound as smashing they are smashing the dough.