## Tuesday, January 20, 2015

### Winter Math Centers for Kindergarten {with FREEBIE}

I am super pumped to share with all of you my winter math centers for Kindergarten today. Please bear with me as I'm new to blogging, and it'll be a slow work in progress as I learn the ropes. :)

For those that follow me Instagram know that we recently moved from Florida to Wisconsin and this winter has been... a huge adjustment different for us. I was born and raised in Florida and never saw snow until about 2 months ago. I am officially freezing.

So here's a few pictures from our winter in Florida last year.

Yes, that is a picture of the beach. In the winter. There were days when high was in the 80's and we would take full advantage by packing up and heading to the beach!

But don't worry. We also did your typical winter activities, such as ice skating.
See picture below.
But this is our winter now....

We are spending A LOT more time indoors. What a perfect time to learn to blog. It was either learn to blog or learn to knit. I picked blogging.

So with all this snow and cold weather, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite winter math centers for Kindergarten. My kids LOVE doing centers (especially ones involving bingo dabbers - which you can get via my affiliate link on Amazon by clicking here). I love making centers (the bingo dabber love goes for me too!). So it's a win-win.

I think it is so important to differentiate in centers because the activities can not and should not be a "one size fits all" kind of deal. Most, if not all, of my math centers have some type of differentiation. Some students might be working on numbers to 20, while others are still working on mastery to 10. Sometimes the differentiation is in the manipulatives used or the support given, such as counters or a number line.

The first of my winter math centers for Kindergarten is "Great  {Snow} Balls of Numbers. These kiddos are putting a set of four numbers in order. Some students work with a number line, others are able to do it without extra support.

These kiddos are working on making ten. When I pull out a math center for Kindergarten and there's bingo dabbers with it, the kids go CRAZY! See how using bingo dabbers makes everything more fun?

At the beginning of the year we practice dabbing. I show them examples and non-examples of what dabbing should look like. We don't dab too hard, we don't dab too soft. We give a firm dab and come right back up.

Students are working on numbers to 20 using base ten blocks.

If you don't have base ten blocks in your classroom, you can use my affiliate link to get a set on Amazon by clicking here

Here we are working on number bonds or part, part, whole. The students are adding the two parts together to find the whole number. Did you notice the adorable penguin counters? Using small erasers makes everything more FUN! (You can use my affiliate link to get your own penguin erasers by clicking here.)

More addition practice using themed counters.

This is a great little page for an easy center to practice addition. There are themed counters on the right side of the page. Students just cut those off and use them to solve the addition problems.

### Download this FREEBIE page and enjoy a quick, no-prep center!

Clickto check out all 13 winter math centers for Kindergarten included in this packet.

I'll be back soon with a look at our literacy centers.

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Thanks for reading along! I know your students will love these winter math centers for Kindergarten as much as mine do!