Rainbow Find and Cover the Letters
While using these rainbow find and cover mats, students will review and reinforce letter sounds in a fun and engaging way.
This free alphabet printable is perfect for your spring lesson plans!
Setting Up the Rainbow Activity
These find and cover mats are super easy to prep. Just print and play!
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- The Rainbow Find and Cover Mats (button to download at the bottom of this post)
- Buttons or another small manipulative like colorful craft pom poms or rainbow mini erasers
- Binder rings to put picture cards on (optional)
Just print the mats and slip into write and wipe pockets (or laminate) for durability.
Print, laminate and cut out the letter sounds picture cards that you would like to use with the activity.
The good thing about the cards is that once you make the sets of cards, you can use them again and again with all of the other find and cover mats I create.
*BRAND NEW: These now include two different picture card sets, so you can change them up when using the find and cover activities!
The mats are now ready to use!
Playing the Rainbow Find and Cover Alphabet Game
This spring alphabet game is super simple to play!
Begin by flipping over a letter sounds picture card. Then look at the picture and determine which sound is at the beginning of the word illustrated on the card.
Once they know the beginning sound represented on the card, they will then look for the corresponding letter on the rainbow.
After they find the letter, they will cover it with a button or another manipulative of your choice.
If you would like to differentiate for kids who need more practice with letter identification, you could use letter magnets, letter beads, letter tiles or even index cards with a letter written on each.
You will put the letter tiles in a pile or a container and students will take one out and find the corresponding match on the rainbow. Then cover the spot with a button. Students can match the letters directly or lowercase to uppercase match.
Students can use these mats independently at center time, with a partner for cooperative learning or even during small group instruction where everyone works together to fill all the spots on the mat.
With super simple prep and lots of hands-on practice, this rainbow activity is sure to be a big help this spring!
I hope the kids have a blast learning letters and sounds!
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