Monday, August 17, 2015

DIY Word Building Mats

Hi everyone! Welcome to Make It Monday here on the iTeach Kinder Blog. It's Julie from Make, Take & Teach with a super fun project for helping your little learners use those letters and sounds to build words. Word building activities are a great way to support both phonemic awareness and phonics skills. You can purchase word building mats, but they can be so expensive. So, why not make your own?

All you'll need is poster board, decorative tape and a stapler. In an earlier attempt at this project I used Washi tape and it turned out okay. I much prefer using duck tape as it is a little sturdier.

Simply cut your poster board into a 5" x 9" rectangle. Measure one inch from the bottom and fold as shown below. 

Measure and fold your tape along the edges of the top portion of the board.

Now fold the one inch portion up and staple. Using an accent piece of tape (or even the same color), tape along the upper edge of the fold.

There you have it! Your very own word building mat. If you'd like to download the letter cards, just click the link.

Thanks so much visiting us on the iTeach Kinder blog. 

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