Editable Turkey Spin and Build Mats
Your kindergarten and first-grade students will love practicing their sight words on these turkey-themed game boards. The spin and build mats are customizable for all your learning needs. There are ten spaces for you to fill in on each board. Those ten words will then auto-populate into the spinner.
These editable mats are great because you can put a wide range of topics into them. They could be used for letter and number identification, CVC words, rhyming words, sight words, spelling words, addition and subtraction sentences, and more!
Makes Teaching Easier!
The download 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 into a spinner. The students will spin the spinner, and then they will feed the turkey that item. There are also lines at the bottom for the student to write that item too.
All you need to do is fill in the ten spaces and print. You can slide them into wipe and write pockets or laminate for durability. This resource includes a black and white AND color option for more printing options.
Setting Up the Turkey Spin Mats
- Turkey Spin and Build Mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- paperclips (for the spinner)
- pencils (for the spinner)
- letter or number manipulatives
- dry erase marker or writing utensil
- Print the mats.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Gather other manipulatives.
- Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
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 on it. The student will spin the spinner, and they land on the word “went.” They will then build the word in the mouth of the turkey. Lastly, they will write the word went on the line. Then, erase and spin again.
These mats would make a great editable sight word game. You could add a recording sheet for higher students to write their answers on.
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!
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 spin and build mats for literacy centers, math centers, word work stations, small group activities, sight word activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!
I hope your kids enjoy these spin and build mats as much as my students did! I know they are improving their literacy and math skills while having fun doing it!
Click the button below to get the editable turkey spin and build mats. Gobble gobble!