Are you ready for back to school? It’ll be here before you know it! Do you ever feel like there’s so much to get done, and never enough time to do it? There’s organizing to do, labels to be made, bulletin boards to get ready, and kindergarten back to school centers to be planned.
And while I can’t help you put up bulletin boards (although I’d love to!), I can help you plan centers.
That’s why today’s blog post is full of great Kindergarten Back to School Centers! I’ve also put together a little freebie that I’ll share with you at the end of this blog post.
Back to School Centers for Kindergarten
Students match the uppercase letter cards to the lowercase letters on the mat. There’s also picture cards included for students who are ready to work on beginning sounds.
Mats and letter/picture cards are color coded, so there is no confusion. An optional recording sheet is included for students to record their work.
A Work of Art
Students identify of the letter on the card. They find the matching letter on their paper. Using the color that is on the card, they trace the letter on the paper.
Write and Wipe
Number Order to 5
Two sets of number order practice cards are included – numbers to 5 and 10. Students put the numbers in order and then do the same on the recording sheet. An optional number line is included.
Numbers and Shapes, Oh My!
Students practice counting on within 5 in this center. They start counting at the number on the crayon and use the crayons on the right to count on. You can use bingo dabbers or crayons for students to record their answers.
You can check out all 23 back to school math and literacy centers here.
Back to School Freebie
I made this activity years ago using ketchup and mustard cut outs from the Dollar Tree. When I shared it with teachers, those cut outs were easy to find. But as years passed, they either don’t carry them anymore or they are incredibly hard to find – because I haven’t seen them in ages!
So I remade it, but the letters and numbers cards are included for you.
You’ll want to print, laminate, and cut apart the “I Can” cards and the matching cards. Print a recording sheet for your students. Students match the ketchup and mustard cards (or the scissors and glue) to create a match. They record their matches on the recording sheet.