Friday, June 30, 2017

Letter Recognition and Alphabet Activities for Kindergarten

Learning recognition and letter sounds are such an important skills for students to master. It's just about impossible to teach students to write or read if they haven't mastered those two skills. They need to know it and they need to know it well. As Kindergarten teachers, we spend a ton of time the first few weeks and months of school build this foundation. We work day in and day out to strength and solidify these important skills. 

Even though these may seems like an easy thing to teach, it doesn't come easy for some kiddos and they struggle to master the skills. As teachers, it's our job to provide lots of different opportunities for students to practice these beginning skills. This is where having a variety of resources that we can easily pull from comes in handy.  I am so excited about this latest resource. It includes SO many activities that you can easily prep and add to your bag of tricks. 

But let's back up for a second. Before we just jump in and start teaching letters, I think it's a good idea to determine what our students already know, don't you? This is how we show growth! I put together this little letter assessment freebie for you. It includes student uppercase and lowercase pages and a teacher recording page. 

There are two versions of the student page: a black /gray and white version and a color version. The lines are different colors to make it easier for students to track the print. I just slide the two student pages in back-to-back in a page protector and it makes a quick assessment a breeze!

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

You can download this freebie by clicking on the picture below.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This alphabet bundle includes nine different resources to help your students practice and build their letter recognition skills. The activities are either super low prep or no prep at all. 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

 Students use mini erasers to form the uppercase and lowercase letters on the mat. They'll use a dry erase marker to trace the letter at the button. You could also use plastic linking cubes {or any small classroom manipulatives} with this activity if you're short on mini erasers.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

 This activity is similar to the one above, but students are having to form the uppercase and lowercase letters on their own. Again, you could use other types of manipulatives as well.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This is the third activity in the packet. This is a great activity for a guided reading group as you introduce letters. 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This activity, called Find and Cover, presents letters in a variety of fonts. This will help students begin to recognize letters in a variety of settings, such as environmental print. Students will need red, orange, yellow, green, and blue plastic cubes to complete this activity. And can we say hooray for easy prep?! Just print, slide in page protectors, and add some plastic cubes. DONE!

This packet includes six different types of Write the Room activities. Each activity has more than one version so you're not constantly re-explaining the directions. Here's a peak at some of the activities.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will count the uppercase letters on the card. They will find the matching lowercase letter on their paper and record how many uppercase letters they counted. There are two recording sheets for this activity {A - M and N - Z}. Note: This activity only uses numbers 1 - 5.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Similar to the activity above, students will count the lowercase letters on the card. They will find the matching uppercase letter on their paper and record how many letters they counted. There are two recording sheets for this activity as well {A - M and N - Z}. Note: Numbers 1 - 10 are included in this activity.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will identify the shape on the card and match it to the one of their paper. They will write the uppercase and lowercase pair on their paper. There are two color-coded version of this activity included.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

For this activity you'll want to put the letter cards near the picture cues on the paper. Students will find the matching objects in the classroom and record the letter pair. There are three color coded versions for this activity included.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This is fun little activity for whole group activity. There are five different year-round themed sets of letter cards and corresponding "special" picture cards. You'll put the letter cards {uppercase or lowercase} in a pocket chart and hide the secret cards behind a few of the letters. Students will take turns guessing which letters the secret cards are hiding behind. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Lowercase letters are included in all five themes as well. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Also included are two optional prediction pages. Students can write down which letter or letters they think the cards are hiding behind. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

I also included a few sorting mats so you can use this as a sorting activity as well.

You could also pass out some of the uppercase and lowercase cards to students and have them find their matching partner.

This packet includes five different types of games. Each game has multiple versions, so students can play multiple times without having to re-explain directions. Here's a peak at three of the games.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students play with a partner. They will roll the cube, count the dots, and cover the corresponding lowercase letter on their game board. The first player to cover all of the letters is the winner. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

This game works great during guided reading or in an adult led small group. Students will select a card. If the student identifies the letter correctly they get to cover a picture on their game board. The first player to cover all of the pictures is the winner...just be careful not to pull an AlphaBAM card! Four different themes are included.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students play with a partner and try to be the first to cover four in a row with this activity. You could also use this as a fast finisher activity and have student work independently to cover the lowercase letter after they spin {I wouldn't cut the page apart if you're using it this way.}


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will match the uppercase and lowercase letters. This activity also works great in a pocket chart!

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

An optional recording sheet is included. 

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students can turn over the cards and play a memory matching game using the cards.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Another recording sheet option. Or have students trace the letters as they make a match.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. In this post you'll find loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students will need red, orange, yellow, green, and blue plastic cubes for this activity. Simply print and slide in a page protector. Students will identify the letters in the color code and cover the matching letters. 28 activity mats are included.


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Another no prep activity...just print on color paper and slide in page protectors! Students roll the cube, count the dots, and use the code to cover an uppercase or lowercase letter.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

If you have mini erasers to match the beginning sounds, use them! 


Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Here's a fun twist on handwriting practice. A black and white version is included along with a color version.

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Students spin the spinner and write the uppercase or lowercase letter. They continue spinning and writing until the page is complete. 

Click on the picture below to check out the BUNDLE

Letter recognition is an important component in PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Stop by and pick up a FREE letter assessment tool. Plus you'll also find in this post loads of ideas for alphabet practice. Easy and practical activities to help teach your Kindergarten students letter recognition. You'll find low prep activities, games, pocket chart activities, printables, and more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! For more alphabet activities, ideas, and freebies check out this post and this post.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Games and Activities for Kindergarten

Last week I shared some summer center ideas and freebies. I'm back today to share some end of the year / summer activities, partner games, and freebies that are so fun for the end of the year or summer school. These are activities are set up a little differently than summer centers. Rather than simply recording their answers, students use dice, spinners, and cubes to complete these activities. Plus being able to work with a partner is also a bonus!

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

First up is this "Summer Spin Off" math freebie.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

Students can play with a partner. They each need a game board, small manipulatives {mini erasers work great}, and the spinner to share. Students use a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner. They take turns spinning the spinner. They identify the number that they spun, find the number represented on their board, and cover it.

You can have students play this game as "4-in-a-row". The first player to cover 4 spaces in a row wins. OR the first player to cover all of the spaces on their board is the winner. 

Quick tip: How do students decide who goes first in partner games? Before the game begins, have each student spin the spinner or roll the dot cube. The player that spins or rolls the bigger number {or smaller number...you choose} goes first.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

You can also have students play individually. Students simply spin the spinner and cover the corresponding number on their board.

Next up is a freebie partner game for practicing beginning blends. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

Students need a copy of the game board and a dot cube. Players take turns rolling the cube, counting the dots, and using the code at the top of their game board to cover the pictures. If a player rolls a number and all of the pictures have been covered, they skip their turn. The first player to cover all of the pictures is the winner. 

You can download these freebies by clicking any of the pictures above.

I wanted to share some pictures of the "It's All Fun & Games: Summer Edition" packet. The 35 literacy and math activities included are either no prep or minimal prep. You'll find a wide variety of skills included, so there's something for everyone! The packet includes a mix of no prep activities, independent activities, and partner games.

Because these activities use dice, spinners, and cubes students think they are games and love working on them. Most of the activities in this packet can be used as partner games for students to play learn with one another. All activities include "I Can" visual directions. This packet is one of my favorites for the end of the year because these activities are always well-received by students and keep them engaged.

You'll notice that the set-up and directions for all of the activities are very similar. This is intentional. With the It's All Fun & Games series the activities stay the same, but the skills change. This way you do not have to constantly reexplain the directions. Students become accustomed to the directions and know how to complete the activity.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

For this independent activity students spin the spinner and count the watermelon seeds. They record the number and complete the addition sentence. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

This is another activity that students complete independently. Students need a paper clip and pencil to make a spinner. They spin both spinners to create a subtraction sentence and solve. There's also an addition version included. 

The next three pictures are examples of the types of activities that can be played individually or with a partner. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

Students working individually on this "Base Ten Color and Count" roll the cube and use the color code to color the matching cup. 

If using this activity for a partner game, students take turns rolling the cube and coloring a cup on their paper. If students roll and all of the cups have been colored, they lose a turn. The first player to color all of the cups is the winner. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

To use this as an individual activity, students spin the spinner and read the number. They find a bubble with the corresponding number of dots. They color the bubble using the color from the spinner. 

If using this activity for a partner game, students take turns spinning the spinner and coloring a corresponding bubble. If they spin a number and all of the bubbles have been colored, the player skips their turn. The first player to color all of the bubbles is the winner. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

For "Up, Up, and Away" students roll the cube and find the corresponding number on the cloud. They color the cloud using the color code. This activity can also be turned into a partner game by providing each student with their own recording sheet and having them take turns recording their answers. If a player rolls a number and all of the clouds have already been colored, they lose a turn. 

Quick Tip: You could also slide any of these recording sheets in a page protector and have students mark their answers with plastic linking cubes or mini erasers. 

Here's a sample of some of the literacy activities. Just like the math activities, these can be completed individually, as shown. Or students can play these as a game with a partner and take turns spinning the spinner or rolling the cube. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

That magic e can be tricky, so here's an activity to help! Students spin the spinner and say the name of the picture. They find the matching word on their paper and use the color code to color the popsicle. 

Or turn this into a game by having students take turns spinning and coloring or covering the answer on their recording sheet. Just like with the math activities, if a student spins a picture and all of the popsicles have been colored, they skip their turn. First player to color all of the popsicles is the winner. 

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

Beginning and ending digraph practice. Use this as individual practice or a partner activity. Picture names for all ELA activities are included in the packet.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

With "Spin a Blend" students spin the spinner and use the color code to color the pictures with the matching beginning blend. Or turn it into a partner game! 

For any of the partner activities above, you can slide the recording sheet in a page protector and play as a "BUMP" game. Students will need their own set of manipulatives to cover their answers. 

BUMP Directions: Students take turns rolling the cube or spinning the spinner and covering a corresponding answer with their manipulative. Students can either cover a new picture or BUMP their opponent off and place their game piece on top of the picture. If a player rolls/spins the same number/blend/picture/etc without being bumped off, they can stack their manipulative {think of a "king" in checkers} and can no longer be bumped off. The game is over when all of the spaces have been filled. The player with the most spaces covered is the winner.

The next two activities are ones that students complete independently.
Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

For "Draw a Word" students spin the spinner and read the word family. They write a word from the word family on their paper and draw a picture to match.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

I love this activity for a writing center. Students spin the spinner to determine which picture or "topic" they are going to write about. Students create and record a simple sentence and draw a picture to match.

You can check out all 35 activities in this Summer Activities and Partner Games for Kindergarten.

Looking for some learning games to keep your Kindergarteners engaged at the end of the year or during summer school? Check out the math and literacy freebies and ideas in this post. You'll find activities to keep your kiddos on task and having fun!

Or you can find this packet in the 2nd It's All Fun & Games BUNDLE.

Thanks so much for reading about these summer activities and partner games! 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer Centers for Kindergarten

Summer is quickly approaching. This is the time of year where teachers may feel like they need to step up their game to keep learning happening. There is still work to be done, still teaching to do, but the kiddos {and teachers} know that the end is in sight. We know it's important to provide our students with highly engaging activities throughout the school year - but during these last weeks of school it feels even more important. If students are on task and engaged in their work the behavior is {hopefully} less likely to be disruptive.

BUT we are tired. There is no tired like teacher-at-the-end-of-the-year tired. And you definitely have a million and one reasons to feel that way!!! But fear not, a break is coming! Today I want to share with you some easy and fun activities that will help get you through the last few weeks of school. They are easy to prep and the fun summer themed will keep kids loving what they do!


Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

First up is this math freebie

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Roll to 100 is always a class favorite. It's a fun way to practice numbers to 100. Just print the page and laminate or slide in a page protector. Add some dot cubes {dice} and plastic linking cubes or mini erasers. 

To play this game students roll their dice and count the number of dots. They use the cubes or erasers to cover that many spaces on their paper game board {it sounds much cooler!!!}. They continue rolling and covering the number they rolled until they get to 100. I have my students change cube colors colors or mini erasers for each roll.

You can also make this into a partner activity.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Simply provide each student with their own game board and manipulatives. They will take turns rolling the dice and covering the number of spaces they rolled. The first student to make their way to 100 is the winner. You can add a twist...the player must roll the exact number to get to 100. So if a student is on 98 they must roll a 2 to win. If they are on 99 they must roll a 1 to win.

Here's a fun and easy summer themed literacy freebie to practice CVCe words.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Students roll a dot cube and match the number they rolled to the code on the right of the paper. They cover a picture from the corresponding word family. I have students use a different cube color for each word family. I hope your students find that this makes for a fun way to practice long vowel word families!

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Here's another way to play...turn the activity into a partner game!

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Students will need a dot cube and their own color plastic linking cubes. Students will take turns rolling the dot cube and covering a corresponding word family picture. If a student rolls a word family and all of the pictures have been covered, they can bump their opponent off and place their cube on top of the picture. If a player rolls the same word family twice without being bumped off, they can stack their cube {think of a "king" in checkers} and can no longer be bumped off. The game is over when all of the spaces have been filled. The player with the most spaces covered is the winner.

You can click on any of the pictures above to download the freebies.

 Here's a few pictures from the activities included in my 6 Pack Center: Summer Edition. All of the activities in this packet are summer themes and perfect for the end of Kindergarten. They would also make engaging activities for summer school.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Nothing says summer like some hot dogs and ketchup!  With this activity students read the CVC word on the hot dog and match it to the CVC picture on the ketchup to make a rhyming match

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

On the recording sheet students record the CVC rhyming pair.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

For this activity students are practicing short vowel sounds. They say the name of the picture on the sun and find identify the missing vowel sound. You can also use magnetic letters to have students spell the words.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

To record their answers students match the number on the card to the number on the recording sheet. They write the word on the recording sheet.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Secret code words are such a fun hit in the classroom. We have them for Sight WordsCVC Words, and CVCe Words

This secret code activity practices beginning and ending digraphs. Students identify the beginning sounds of each picture clue to spell a simple word {CCVC or CVCC}. They decode the word and match the picture card. Also included is a beginning sounds reference page for students.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

Here is the recording sheet for the secret code digraph activity.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

As teachers we love activities that make our little learners think. This activity practices ten frames and teen numbers, but with a little twist. Students identify the number represented by the ten frame. Rather than just writing the number that is shown, they create an addition sentence on their paper to show the number.  

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

This is a fun way to practice addition and subtraction. Students determine which of the three equations at the bottom of the card equals the number at the top of the card. 

I have students to use a plastic linking cube or mini eraser to mark their answer on the card. You could use clothespins to have students clip their answers. This activity really makes students pay attention to the signs to determine whether the number sentence is addition or subtraction.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

To record their answer students match the letter on the card to the letter on their paper. They record the addition or subtraction sentence.

Keep learning and engagement strong with these fun summer centers for Kindergarten.Use them to finish your year or in summer school. Be sure to grab a couple of freebies to help you finish the year off right. You'll find activities for digraphs, short and long vowels, numbers to 100, teen numbers, number words, addition & subtraction, and more!

I love when we can practice two skills with one activity. Here we are practicing counting and number words. Students count each set of ice cream scoops on the card. They color the ice cream scoops on the recording sheet to match the ones on the card. They write the number to show how many scoops there are for each color. Then they record the number word. {Included in this is a number word reference sheet for students.}

So there you have it! Some super easy summer centers for Kindergarten that you can put together to keep your kiddos learning and having fun until the very end. Happy summer to you!