Make learning fun with these themed Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups. Your elementary age students will love this fun play dough themed literacy center and math center! Perfect for literacy stations, math stations, or small review groups all year long. Use in your Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade classrooms. Black and white options available to save your color ink.
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Included In Play Dough Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups
To get you started, this great kit includes all of the items below. This is ideal for helping you get your classroom excited about spring and summer and is an ideal activity to keep them busy and having fun during centers, small groups, or those free time hours.
Materials Needed for Play Dough Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups
Getting Play Dough Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups Ready
Print the match-ups (Color or Black & White), laminate and cut. Gather all of the pieces and place in a plastic container. I love using plastic shoe boxes to store centers like these. It keeps everything in one place and does not take up a ton of space.
This obviously doesn’t take a ton of time to put together and makes a wonderful activity to help your kids have fun and learn at the same time.
Doing Play Dough Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups
Students will start the activity by choosing an play dough can with either a number or letter. My daughter was doing the initial sound match-up and choose the play dough can with the letter Mm.
Students will then sort through all of the play dough pieces with pictures looking for the ones that start with the letter Mm.
Each play dough can has six pieces of play dough. Once the can has has six pieces representing the corresponding letter (or number), they can move on to a new letter (or number) and start again.
Another way this could be completed, is to have all of the play dough cans laid out on a table or even the floor. Students will then sort through all of the play dough pieces and place each one at the correct can.
If your students need more of a challenge, you can also have them use the mixed color version. This will require them to complete the match-ups based purely on their knowledge of the material.
If you have younger (or struggling) students that would be overwhelmed by the number of pieces in this activity, scale it back. Provide them with only a few of the numbers or letters. Once they master those, you can slowly add in more.
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Have fun with your students in the classroom and at home with these fun Play Dough Initial Sound and Number Match-Ups. Don’t forget to check out all of the other great ideas we have for your classroom!