Monday, August 8, 2022

Ideas for Using Capital and Lowercase Letter Mats

These alphabet pages are one of my favorite alphabet activity mats.  They are versatile and allow for many kinds of activities.  With these alphabet mats, students can practice identifying letters, recognizing letters, matching letters and building letters.

One of my favorite ways to use these mats is as sorting mats.  I give my child a magazine and a pair of scissors and have them cut out examples of each letter and then sort them on these letter mats, putting the capital letter on the capital letter and the lowercase letter one the lowercase letter.  This activity makes a great literacy center or fine motor center for students to practice identifying and matching letters.

To use these alphabet outlines as playdough mats, simply print the letters on regular paper.  From here, you have 2 options.  You can either laminate the pages or place the pages in page protectors.  By doing one of these two things, you can reuse these mats and not worry about the playdough sticking.  You then grab some playdough and begin filling each letter.

You start by printing off each letter on regular paper.  Next, you locate objects to fill your letter mat.  For example, you can use apple mini erasers for the letter A, or marshmallows for the letter M.  You use these objects to line the letter outlines to form the letter.


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