Play dough activities make great centers and are a tactile, engaging activity for young learners. Included in this pack are 54 diphthong play dough mats for the sounds AU, AW, EW, OI, OO(like is book) OO(like in moon), OU,OW and OY. Each individual diphthong is color coded to make it easy to keep the mats organized.
The mats have a picture that demonstrates the word and the word spelled out. Students use the play dough to make the letters in the word. Also included is a recording sheet in which students write the completed word and draw a picture of the word. This activity can be differentiated by simply changing the number of mats students work on.
To make it even more flexible for teachers, the mats are not numbered. There is a circle in the top left corner of each mat for you to write a number in, if students are using the recording sheet, that way you can mix up the mats in any order you want.
These mats are simple, low maintenance way to get students practicing important phonics skills.