These 3 sets of 6 (18 mats in total) playdough mats encourage the development of fine motor skills and allows young children to practice spelling and phonics in a fun way.
Use as an early finisher activity or as part of a literacy rotation/centre, children:-
Set 1 - make the words of the phrases by 'writing' over the top in playdough,
Set 2 - work out the onset by 'writing' in the initial letter,
Set 3 - work out the rime by 'writing' in the end sounds.
These three types of activities provide differentiation for the different stages children are at.
Alternatively, children can use whiteboard markers or textas to write the words instead of with playdough.