Math & Movement
Create word cards that contain the initial sounds on your mat. Place the cards in a large hat or a box. A student draws a word and then hops on the mat to the corresponding initial sound box. When the student finds the initial sound of the word, have them shout out the word (if the learning environment permits loud noises*). The student places the word card on the corresponding place on the mat and goes to the hat to select another word. For example, if the card they draw says, “chip,” the student places it on “ch.”
*Variation: Instead of shouting the word, the student jumps on the box three times, saying the word and clapping simultaneously.