Are you looking for some back to school activities that are made just for Kindergarten? You’re in the right spot! This math and literacy activity pack is perfect for brand new Kindergarteners! Inside you’ll find a collection of no-prep activities, fun centers, and and partner games.
Activities include basic beginning of the year Kindergarten skills. Your kids will love the activities because they are fun and engaging; you will LOVE them because the prep-work is super easy and minimal.
Kindergarten ready skills included: letter recognition, uppercase and lowercase letters, name activities, beginning sounds, counting, number recognition and number writing, subsidizing, ten frames, shapes, and more.
Themes included in this packet are: school kids, back packs, pencils, and other school supplies, and apples.
This packet contains a total of 28 different activities. Some of the activities have multiple version or very similar versions, so you can use the activities more than once, without having to re-explain directions to your students. Some activities are to be played individually, while others are meant to be played with a partner.
All activities include a kid-friendly “I Can” visual directions to promote independence. A table of contents is included to help you easily find the skills or activities you need.
Here’s What’s Included:
Roll 4 in a Row: Students will play with a partner. They will roll the die, count the dots, and cover the number on their card. (K.CC.A.1, K.CC.B.4)
Roll, Count, and Trace: Students will roll a die and trace the number (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
What Comes After?: Students will roll the die, write the number, and count on. (K.CC.A.2)
Number Roll: Students will roll a die and write the number. (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
Count and Color: Students will count a set of objects on the activity mat and color the objects on their paper to show how many. 2 activities included. (K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
Spin and Write Numbers: Students will spin the spinner and write/trace the number using the color on the spinner (K.CC.A.3)
Number Mats: Students will make the numbers to 10 using play dough or other manipulatives. (K.CC.A.3)
Number Spin: Students will spin the spinner, count the dots and write the number. (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5)
Roll and Match: Students will roll die, find the matching set of dots on their paper and color. (K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
Ten Frame Roll: Students will roll the cube, count the ten frame (to #6) and color the matching ten frame on their paper. (K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
Shape Search: Students will roll the cube, find the matching shape on their paper, and color it to match the color on the cube. (K.G.A.2, K.MD.B.3)
Number or Shape Sort: Students will sort the number and shape cards and show their work on the recording sheet (K.MD.B.3)
Pattern Power: Students will copy patterns using plastic linking cubes. Recording sheet included.
We Love Books: Students will roll the cube, count the number of books, find the number on their paper and color it to match the books. (K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5)
Colors All Around: Students will spin the spinner and determine the color. They will find a real life object on their paper and color it. (K.MD.3)
Roll and Cover: Partner game to practice numbers within 6. (K.CC.A.1, K.CC.B.4)
Spin and Write: Students will spin the spinner to determine the writing utensils. They will practice writing their name. (L.K.1a)
I Can Write My Name: Students will spin the spinner to determine the color to use. They will practice writing their name. (L.K.1a)
Trace and Wipe: Students will trace the line to practice moving from left to right. Recording page included.
What’s the Beginning Sound?: Students will roll the cube, say the letter sound, and find a picture with the same beginning sound. (RF.K.3a)
Beginning Sounds: Students will spin the spinner, say the beginning sound, find a picture with the matching beginning sound. (RF.K.3a)
Colorful Letters: Students will select an uppercase letter card. They will color or trace the matching uppercase letters on their paper (2 options included). (RF.K.1d, L.K.1a)
Spinner Activities: 2 activities included – beginning sounds and uppercase/lowercase letter recognition. (RF.K.3a, L.K.1a, RF,K.1d)
Letter Order: Students will write the number and fill in the letters that come after. An alphabet line is on the page for additional support. (RF.K.1d, L.K.1a)
Make a Match: Uppercase and lowercase letter cards. Students will match the cards or play a memory game with a partner. A recording sheet is included. (RF.K.1a, L.K.1a)
Tic-Tac-Toe: Students will use uppercase and lowercase letters to play Tic-Tac-Toe with a partner. (RF.K.1d)
Sight Words: Students will match the sight words to their paper and trace/write them. (RF.K.3.c, L.K.1a)
Letter Strips: Students will use magnetic letters to show the uppercase or lowercase letters. A recording sheet is included. (RF.K.1a, L.K.1a)
Letter / Word Sort: Students will sort the letter and word cards and show their work on the recording sheet (RF.K.1d, RF.K.3c)
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