Free Printable Spider Word Work Mats
Your kids will love this fun learning spider-themed 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.
There are ten spaces for you to fill in on each board. Those ten words or letters or math facts, etc. will then auto-populate into the spinner. The activity includes 4 spin and build mats; a black and white version and a color version of a spider and a spider web.
Low-prep word work!
This fun and engaging activity pack includes a setup page 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.
Your students will spin the spinner, and then they will feed the spider or the spider web those letters or numbers. There are also lines at the bottom for the student to write the word or letters.
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.
Setting Up the Spider Activity Mats
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- Spider Spin and Build Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- transparent spinners
- 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 place a transparent spinner over the spinner on the mat. Once they spin, they build the word they landed on inside the spider’s mouth. Finally, they will write that word on the line.
For example, if the game board has CVC words on it. The student will spin the spinner and land on the word “cat.” They will then build the word in the mouth of the spider. Lastly, they will write the word “cat” on the line. Then, erase and spin again. The line is long enough for students to write the word more than once, if you would like.
Your students will be engaged in fun and learning while using these read, build, and write mats! You can cover so many concepts since the mats are editable.
They could be used to practice CVC words, words with digraphs or blends, high-frequency words, or spelling words.
They also work great for math activities like counting, addition facts, number recognition, and more.
I just love all the possibilities!
Easy to differentiate!
Teachers could use these spin and build mats for literacy centers, math centers, counting games, word work stations, small group activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!
These free printable word work mats are so versatile because they are editable to fit your classroom needs! Some students can work on letters, while others work on CVC words, and higher students can work on high-frequency words.
I love this activity for a fun way to practice spelling words! Each student can be working on the words they struggle with the most. It gives them a hands-on learning experience that can’t be beaten.
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 would be building their fine motor muscles. Students could have so much fun learning on these playdough mats.
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 or plastic spiders to show the number sentence. They could even use magnet numbers to show the math sentence and answer.
Make a spider web counting mat by typing in numbers and students could practice counting spiders and writing numbers.
Get these free spider spin and build word work mats for a great learning activity in your classroom. Since they are completely editable, you can make counting mats, word mats, or Halloween-themed mats.
Click the button below to get your free copy of the editable spider spin and build mats!