Materials: Laminated heavy-duty vinyl floor mat
Includes: mat with 8 blocks for building word
Use your list of current spelling words to help students practice learning kinesthetically. Call out one of your spelling words. Have the first student write the first letter on the first box (light red). Have the second student write the second letter on the second box (dark red). Continue taking turns with students until the whole word is spelled. Then, have your students line up at the beginning of the mat on the first shoes box (under the light red box). Take turns having the students jump through the word as they spell it.
To spell out the word, “sail”, for example:
Stand on the first shoes box, jump on the b, say b. Jump on the second shoes box, jump on the e, say e. Jump on the third shoes box, jump on the c, say c. Continue with that pattern through the word.
Please Note: Dry-erase mats and stickers are not slip-resistant. It is important to place the mats and stickers in safe spaces that are not in high traffic areas (e.g. school hallways).