I made a layout with shapes instead of letters and printed it out twice. One for the board and one to cut into pieces. I put the pieces into a bowl.
Kayleigh drew a shape out of the bowl and then would stamp all the similar shapes with Do-A-Dot markers. She really enjoyed this and did a great job. Only a couple of times did she get ornery and try her "Kayleigh mind games." LOL
In fact, one color wasn't good enough. She wanted to use them all. So we picked a different color for every shape, with only one repeat.