My Letters & Numbers Mat is a reversible mat that has letters on one side and numbers on the other! There are so many amazing games you can play with your students on this mat.

Activities can be done individually, in pairs or in small groups.

You can add an extra layer of interest by setting the scene - tell children there are crocodiles, so you have to stay on the lily pads and not fall in the water!

# Letter Activities

## Timed:

Time how long it takes students to hop on every letter saying either its sound, name or both.

## Alphabetical Order:

Have students hop from one letter to the next in alphabetical order. They could say either the sound or the letter's name.

## Call out:

Say different letters out loud (by name or sound), and students must find and jump to that sound as quickly as possible.

## Sounds:

Tell students that they need to listen for a particular sound in a word (initial, middle or final) and go to that letter on the mat once you have stated the word.

## Spelling:

State a word that students need to spell out. Words could be focused on a sound or be from their spelling list.

## Jump Writing:

One child spells out a word by jumping from letter to letter, and you (or another child) guesses what is being spelt out.

# Number Activities

## Timed:

Time how long it takes students to hop on every letter saying either its sound, name or both.

## Alphabetical Order:

Have students hop from one letter to the next in alphabetical order. They could say either the sound or the letter name.

## Call out:

Say different letters out loud (by name or sound), and students must find and jump to that sound as quickly as possible.

## Sounds:

Tell students that they need to listen for a particular sound in a word (initial, middle or final) and go to that letter on the mat once you have stated the word.

## Spelling:

State a word that students need to spell out. Words could be focused on a sound or be from their spelling list.

## Jump Writing:

One child spells out a word by jumping from letter to letter, and you (or another child) guesses what is being spelt.