This spider match and cover the alphabet activity is a fun, hands-on way to learn the alphabet and letter sounds. It would be an excellent addition to your alphabet or literacy centers.
Spider Match and Cover the Alphabet
We are still enjoying the spider count and cover mats, but I thought it would be great to create an alphabet version for my kindergartener too.
She really enjoyed this spider activity and I think your kids will too.
These mats are super simple to use because they are print and play. That means they require no-prep. Just slip them into write and wipe pockets or page protectors so you don’t even need to laminate.
How to Differentiate this Spider Alphabet Activity
The best part about these mats is that you can easily differentiate them for your students. Students who are just learning to identify capital letters can use that mat. If they are learning lowercase letters they can use that mat. While my daughter is using this I talk to her about the letter names and the sounds they make while she is matching them up.
Another way to do this is to call out a sound and see if students can cover the letter that makes that sound on the mat.
I even have some beginning sound magnets we picked up in the dollar spot at Target, so I would have her pick one up and find the corresponding letter to cover on the mat.
If you want your students to practice matching lowercase to uppercase letters, you can do that too. Students can match lowercase letter beads to the uppercase mat or uppercase letters to the lowercase mat.
Students who are beyond learning letter identification can begin using the beginning sounds mat. They will look at a picture on the mat, figure out what letter sound is at the beginning of that word, find the corresponding letter bead or mini eraser and cover the space with it.
Setting Up the Spider Activity
- Spider Match and Cover Mats (button to download the bottom of this post)
- Alphabet beads or mini erasers (I got my mini erasers in the dollar spot at Target)
- Write and wipe pockets
Just put the mats inside write and wipe pockets for durability and they are ready to go.
Don’t have letter beads or erasers? I wrote letters on these circle counters and we used them too. You can also use foam letter tiles that can often be found at the dollar store.
I hope you find lots of fun ways to use these spider match and cover the alphabet mats!
Click the button below to get them.
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