Use this mat with magnetic letters. The mat will fit on a metal cookie sheet as another option.
This activity can be differentiated to meet the needs of all students:
Option 1:Give students a bag of magnetic letters and numbers and have them sort them onto the mat.
Option 2: Hand students a magnetic number or letter and have them place it on the mat. You can work on specific numerals and letters with individual students in a small group activity.
Option 3: use one mat and work in a small group, taking turns to place letters and numbers on the mat