Editable Scarecrow Spin and Build Word Work Printable Mats

The free editable scarecrow spin and build mats are great for students to practice spelling words, sight words, letters, numbers, & so much more!

Free editable scarecrow spin and build mats for literacy and math centers this fall! Students will spin, build the word/letter/number and then write it on the handwriting lines below.

Editable Scarecrow Spin and Build Mats

This free printable is customizable so that it can be used for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and beyond. It comes with a chart that you fill in with whatever topic you want your students to practice. The chart has ten spots to complete, and then it will automatically put those words (or numbers, letters, etc.) into a spinner.

The students will spin the spinner, and then they will feed the scarecrow that item. There are also lines at the bottom for the student to write that item too.

The possibilities are endless when using this activity because you can easily differentiate or put whatever skill you want to focus on into the mats. You could practice number identification, letter identification, high frequency words, spelling words, CVC words, rhyming words, math sentences, and so much more!

Free printable and editable activity mats for practice with word work, alphabet and letter learning, numbers, math facts and more!

Easy to Make

The scarecrow-themed mats are so easy to make, and it won’t take you long to make a bunch of mats to meet the many needs of your students. Simply type 10 words into the chart and print. There is a black and white AND color option to meet your needs better.

Once you print them, slide them into a wipe and write pocket or laminate them for durability. Then, the learning mats are ready to be used!

Free printable fall literacy and math center activity that you can edit and use for a variety of skills.

Setting Up the Scarecrow Spin Mats

Supplies Needed:

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  • Scarecrow Spin and Build Mats (button to get printable is at the bottom of this post)
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)
  • pencil and paperclip (for the spinner) or these transparent spinners
  • letter or number manipulatives
  • dry erase marker or writing utensil


  1. Print the mats.
  2. Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
  3. Gather other manipulatives.
  4. Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
A fun and free editable word work activity for fall. The fun scarecrow theme is perfect for your fall literacy and math centers in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.

How to Use the Spin and Build Mats

To begin, each child gets a mat. They will then use a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner. Once they spin, they will build the word that the paperclip landed on. Then, they will write that word on the line.

For example, if the game board has sight words or high frequency words on it. The student will spin the spinner, and they land on the word “she.” They will then build the word in the mouth of the scarecrow. Lastly, they will write the word she on the line. Then, erase and spin again.

Students will be practicing their words, letter, or numbers and improving their fine motor skills using the spinner. It encourages small and large muscle functions.

Fun scarecrow theme editable word work mats for sight words, high frequency words, spelling words and even words with phonics skills you are currently teaching.

So Versatile

These mats are so versatile because they are editable to fit your classroom needs! Some students can work on letters, while others work on numbers, and higher students can work on sight words.

I love these mats for a fun way to practice spelling words! Each student can be working on the words they struggle with the most.

Instead of using letter 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 will love building a scarecrow a tasty learning treat!

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 counters to show the number sentence. They could even use magnet numbers to show the math sentence and answer.

Teachers could use these mats for literacy centers, math centers, word work stations, small group activities, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!

Get these free editable scarecrow spin and build mats and watch your students become excited to learn! There are so many ideas to incorporate them into your classroom this fall.

Click the button below to get the editable scarecrow spin and build mats. Enjoy!

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