Spelling Sets is a great phonics/spelling (encoding) activity for young learners to do individually. You can make your own by using the printable PDFs I have provided (links below), or using them as a template to make Spelling Sets to fit your students’ particular needs.
You don’t need the playing boards, but if you want to make them, here’s how I made mine:
1. I bought small whiteboards (20 x 30 cm.) that I purchased at Daiso 100 yen shop.
2. I printed the templates out on ‘free cut’ label paper. This is paper that has a backing that gets peeled off to reveal an adhesive side.
3. I cut the paper to fit my boards, peeled the backing off and applied it to the boards. (I put A on one side of each board, and B on the other side.) It was a bit fussy getting them smooth and square, but worth the trouble. The boards have served me well for a few years already.
To make the Spelling Set boards last even longer, you can laminate the sheets after printing—but before cutting and peeling. After laminating, cut the sheet to fit your board. The label paper backing will then easily peel off all in one piece.
Print → laminate (optional) → cut to fit the boards → stick ’em on!