- They bring that extra layer of engagement and movement to the teacher table.
- They make phonics fluency and warm-ups feel like a GAME.
- They’re so adaptable, you can truly “smash” anything… picture cards, mats, index cards, flash cards and I’m sure so much more.
- They help offer variety to our normal routine of magnetic letters or matching cards.
|Phonics, Crab SMASH|
Letter fun! I feel this particular mat gets used the most often and in a variety of ways. Again, I’m all about low-prep, so I like to mix it up with showing magnetic letters for upper/lowercase matching, saying letter names, making the sounds, or using picture cards to practice initial sounds. No matter which way, my kiddos know to find the letter and smash it.
No batons, wands? No problem, have your kiddos flip over an unsharpened pencil and use the eraser or pencil topper part. Then, TEST IT OUT with this VOWEL freebie mat.