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Spring Centers for Kindergarten

Words cannot express how much I love spring. After surviving Wisconsin winters, the change of season doesn’t ever seem to come soon enough. When the weather is gets warmer and the snow starts to melt, it means spring is almost here! For classroom teachers that means it’s time to put away those snowman and bright out the bright colors and your spring centers for Kindergarten. 

Spring may be one of the best times in the school year. It’s one of my favorites for sure.  After being cooped up all winter, the kids {and their teachers} are finally able to get outside, get some fresh air, and burn off that extra energy they’ve been saving up. It’s hard to compete with the playground when the weather outside is so beautiful.

Therefore it’s important to plan activities that are bright, exciting, and engaging. That’s where my Spring Centers for Kindergarten come to the rescue! 

I thought I’d give a little sneak peek of them and share with you a fun spring-theme freebie I put together. 

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

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Spring Centers for Kindergarten

The activities I’m sharing today come from the resource Let’s March into Spring: Literacy and Math Centers for Kindergarten. There are 27 different centers in here, which is enough to get you through the entire month or longer! 

The activities included were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. The skills included are most likely things your students are working on during the spring months.

Each center includes teacher-friendly directions which are so helpful if you have a parent or classroom helper leading the center. They also include Kinder-friendly “I Can” visual directions to keep students on task and promote independence. All recording sheets are in black and white, which makes them printer-friendly!

Each center also includes a follow-up no prep page that you can use for early finishers, homework, an assessment, or as an extra center. 

These activities are a Kinder-friendly way to work on addition, subtraction, teen numbers, ten frames, base ten, tens and ones, counting by 5’s and 10’s, CVC words, rhyming words, blends, vowels, sight words, simple sentences, and more – it’s ALL in there.

So here’s a peek at just a few of the 27 literacy and math centers included.

Short Vowel Word Sort:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students say the name of the picture to identify the short vowel sound of a CVC word. They find the corresponding column on their paper and spell the word to record it on their paper. 

Secret Code Sight Words:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students identify the beginning sound of each picture to “break the code” and spell a sight word. There’s a beginning sound picture reference page included. You could also add this activity to a morning tub by adding magnetic letters for students to spell the sight words.

Spring into Reading:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students read a simple sentence and match it to the picture. This makes a great activity for a pocket chart! There’s an optional recording sheet for students to record their work.

Sentence Shuffle: 

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students unscramble a set of cards and put them in order to create a sentence. Another great activity for the pocket chart!

Spring Counting:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students count and total two sets of objects and then determine which number is less. They color the object that is less.

Spring-time Addition:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students use the pictures on the card to create an addition sentence. 

Rainbow Bonds:

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students determine which number is needed to complete the number bond. They use a crayon or bingo dabber to “dab” their answer on the paper.

Buggy Number Sort: 

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

Students identify the number on the card and use the sorting mat to show if the number is more than ten or less than then. Afterwards, they will record their work on the recording sheet.

You can click here to check out all 27 Spring Centers.

Or if you REALLY want to get organized, you can find the Spring and Summer Centers Bundle here. There’s over 70 literacy and math centers included in the bundle – which is MORE than enough to get you through the rest of the school year! 

Spring Centers for Kindergarten: Rainbow Match Freebie

If you’re like me and love bringing the seasons and holidays into the classroom, then I think you’ll love this freebie! This activity is so great for helping students see the connection between a number on the ten frame and as base ten blocks. 

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

To prepare this activity print and laminate the activity mat. Print, cut-apart, and laminate the rainbow number cards. Students also need plastic math cubes, mini erasers, cotton balls, or pom-poms for this activity. I get asked a lot where I find and how I store my mini erasers. The set pictured above came from Target a few years back. Amazon has some cute mini erasers that would work for this activity. They aren’t rainbow, but they’re still great for spring! 

This activity can be used three ways.

Activity 1: Use this as a simple matching activity for teen numbers. You can use this in a pocket chart or have students complete it at a table or carpet area. 

Activity 2: Students can turn the cards face-down and play a memory matching game with a partner.

Activity 3: Students can work independently to match the rainbow cards to make a pair. They place the pair of rainbow cards on the top of the activity mat. They use manipulatives to show the number on the ten frames.

If you need some new ideas for spring activities for Kindergarten, you'll find a TON right here! This post has a super fun Rainbow Match freebie - plus math and literacy ideas that were made just for Kindergarten will work perfectly in your centers! Click through to see these spring centers in action. You'll receive teen numbers, addition and subtraction, base ten, counting, sight words, CVC words, beginning blends, simple sentences, and MORE! The practice pages are great for morning work, small group work, sub tubs, remediation, or homework. Click through for all the details for your students!

To download your copy of the Rainbow Match activity click here.

Until next time,

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