Football season is here! How is your favorite team doing? Football is big where we live. It doesn’t matter if it’s high school, college, or NFL, everyone seems to be a fan! I love finding ways to incorporate interests with learning. Our football alphabet play dough mats are the perfect addition to learning activities this fall. Build uppercase and lowercase letters while watching the big game on TV or during half-time if you don’t want to miss a second of the game! Try this Football Playdough Letters Activity!
Football Playdough Letters Activity
This printable alphabet play dough set includes football field mat and 26 football letter cards. Each letter card includes both the uppercase and lowercase letter.
Print and laminate the set. If you are not laminating, print everything on cardstock for added durability. Simply use a plastic page protector for the football field play dough mat so the play dough doesn’t damage it. Cut the football letter cards apart on the gray dotted lines.
Organize all of the letter cards in a basket or on a tray with the play dough mat.
Learning with Play Dough
Now it’s time to play and learn with play dough!
Pick a football letter card from the basket. Identify the letter and sound it makes. Depending on skill level, maybe even come up with a word that begins with that letter. Place the letter card by the football field play dough mat and build the letter!
Some little learners may be working on uppercase letters only. Those kids can build only the uppercase letters on the cards. Use a dry erase marker to circle or underline the uppercase letters, or to put an X through the lowercase letters. This way, the dry erase marker can be erased and the lowercase letters can be used in the future.
Roll the play dough out into a “snake.” This skill is not as easy as it looks and takes practice! Bend the play dough to form the letter on the card. Pick another football letter card and play again!
The great thing about these letter cards is that they can be used in different ways. Spell out names and build them with play dough. Practice sight words and CVC words the same way. This activity can grow with the students and can be differentiated in a classroom setting according to the current learning levels.
Grab Your Copy
Ready to practice your alphabet? Download your copy of the Football Alphabet Mats by clicking on the yellow button below.
Then, hop over and check out even more alphabet fun in our Print and Play Alphabet Pack!