This is a fun way to work on prepositions while you get your students engaged and excited about it! To use, print and laminate the mats. Then, choose a mat for your student(s) to use. (I always pre-roll balls of PlayDoh to be smashed!) Have your students “smash” a ball of PlayDoh on pictures that fit in the targeted preposition.
Included are mats to target above, below/under, beside/next to, between, behind, in front, in, and out.
Level 1 Mats
Pages 3-10: Have students smash playdoh on pictures that correlate with the preposition page named at the top of the page.
Level 2 Mats
Pages 11-13 : Read the prompts aloud to your students. Have them find the picture you described and smash playdoh on it!
Level 3 Mats
Pages 14-16: Read the prompts aloud to your students. Have them find the picture you described and smash playdoh on it! Students will need to differentiate between two similar pictures based on the preposition.