Grab these editable caterpillar word work mats for a super fun way to learn to read, spell and write words and learn phonics skills too!
This editable spring activity is fun, hands-on and engaging and can be utilized in a huge variety of ways!
Editable Caterpillar Word Work Mats
Your kids will love this fun learning caterpillar activity. It is editable, so it can be used for math or literacy centers.
You could make the mats for letters and letter sounds, high frequency words, CVC words, or spelling words. For math, you could type in math facts or numbers.
Your pre-k, kindergarten, or first-grade students will love practicing their skills on these fun mats. They are customizable for all your learning needs.
There are twelve spaces for you to fill in on the set up page. Those twelve words or letters or math facts, etc. will then auto-populate onto the two mats included – 6 on the first page and 6 on the second page. Both mats come in color and black and white for ease of use.
Low-prep word work!
After you have the mats filled in with the words, letters, numbers you want to work, you will print them and laminate them or slip them into write and wipe pockets.
Then just grab dice, letter magnets or letter beads and dry-erase markers. No need to cut anything out or do any additional prep!
Setting Up the Caterpillar Word Work Mats
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- Caterpillar Roll and Build Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- letter or number manipulatives, number or alphabet magnets, etc.
- dry erase marker or writing utensil
- Print the mats.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Gather the manipulatives.
How to Use the Roll and Build Mats
Your students will roll a die, and then they will feed the caterpillar the corresponding letters or numbers. There are also lines at the bottom for the student to write the word or letters.
For example, if the game board has CVC words on it. The student will roll the die and land on the word “cat.” First, they will read the word. Then they will build the word in the mouth of the caterpillar. Lastly, they will write the word “cat” on the line. Then, erase and roll again. The line is long enough for students to write the word or letter more than once, if you would like.
Your students will be engaged in fun and learning while using these read, build, and write mats! Since the mats are editable, you can cover so many concepts.
They could be used to practice CVC words, words with blends or digraphs, high-frequency words, sight words, and more!
Plus, you can even use them for math skills like number recognition and math facts.
I just love all the possibilities!
Easy to differentiate!
Teachers could use these roll and build word work mats for literacy centers, math centers, word work stations, small group activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, and even homeschool.
Because these mats are editable, they are so versatile! Some students can work on letters, while others work on CVC words, and still others could be working on high frequency words.
Instead of using letter tiles or number manipulatives to build the word, students could use play dough to make the word. Adding in a sensory option for another learning experience is always a great idea! Plus, they would be building their fine motor muscles.
These mats could even be filled with addition or subtraction sentences that the students must practice and then complete the answer! They could use math cubes to build a tower to match the number sentence or use mini erasers to show the number sentence. They could even use magnet numbers as well.
Get your free editable word work mats to practice a variety of skills with this spring or summer. The kids are going to have a blast with this fun, hands-on word work activity!
Click the button below to get the free editable Caterpillar roll and build mats!
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