Today I want to share some FUN back to school games for Kindergarten with you, but first – let me tell you what I’ve been up to lately…In my last post I mentioned that we recently bought a house and we’re busy getting settled. You know you’re a teacher when you are excited about decorating and making everything homey, but in the back of your mind, you’re constantly thinking about all things back to school!
We have been unpacking boxes from storage and finding things we completely forgot we had. It has been like Christmas in July around here! We are enjoying Wisconsin so much! Summers here are way more enjoyable than Florida summers. Can’t say the same about the winters though!
Get this, you can actually go outside and do things without feeling hot, sticky and icky. Who knew?! We have been living it up at the zoo, the park, and the pool.
I’m calling this one “Bears on a Bus”. It took me a long time to come up with that title, can you tell?! I programmed each bus with a number and added some counting bears. Students read the number and then count out that many bears to be passengers on the bus. You could add dots or stickers on the back of the buses to make this self checking.If you don’t have bear counters on hand, you can use my affiliate links to get yours from Amazon by clicking here.
In this activity, the kids are practicing their first name. It’s definitely a good idea for the kiddos to have their name tag handy so they can refer to it as they write. Students spin the spinner (using a paper clip and a pencil) to determine what writing utensil they are going to use. Then they write their name. So easy, but getting to write with a highlighter is really cool when you’re five!
A tic-tac-toe partner game to practice uppercase and lowercase letters.