Summer is quickly approaching. This is the time of year where teachers have to get creative in order to keep the learning happening. With these summer centers for kindergarten, you'll be able to give your students engaging opportunities to practice their skills during the last weeks of school and into the summer.
Why Use Summer Centers For Kindergarten?
There are so many benefits to using summer centers for kindergarten. Not only will hands-on and engaging center activities keep students on task, but it will likely improve their behavior if they are having fun while learning.
Summer-themed centers are a great way to review skills at the end of the school year.
They are also a great option if your school goes into the summer, you are on a year-round schedule, or you teach summer school.
However, at the end of the school year, teachers are tired. There are a million things going on that you need to wrap up.
Therefore, you need easy to prep and explain centers that will help you get through those final weeks of school.
Summer Math and Literacy Centers For Kindergarten
These summer-themed math and literacy centers for kindergarten are the perfect blend of hands-on and easy-prep.
With 23 math and literacy centers included, your students will have a blast practicing key math and literacy skills with fun summer themes, such as: ice cream, bubbles, picnics, grilling, hot dogs, camping, beach, and water fun.
Each center comes with a recording sheet as well as follow up no-prep pages. You can add these no-prep pages to your morning work, early finishers, or anytime of day.
Summer Writing Centers for Kindergarten
Math and literacy are important subjects to include in your summer centers. However, don't forget about the important subject of writing!
These summer-themed writing centers will make practicing beginning writing skills and expressing creativity so much fun for your students. These are perfect to use during the months of May and June.
Watch your students' skills that they learned from the past year come to life as they complete activities such as: Create a Story, You Choose, Finish the Picture, Write About It, and more!
With seasonal vocabulary posters and picture cards, they'll also get exposure to a variety of words that they can incorporate into their writing and daily vocabulary.
Summer Centers For Review
As mentioned above, summer centers for kindergarten are a great way to review key skills learned throughout the year.
It allows students to hone in on skills that they may need a little extra practice with in order to reach mastery before first grade.
This Kindergarten Summer Review Packet is the perfect addition to your lesson plans and serves as an easy-prep center option.
Don't worry, if you teach First Grade, there is a First Grade Summer Review Packet just for you!
This comprehensive review packet is jam-packed with 100+ print-and-go review pages. They can be used at the end of the year or sent home with students over summer break.
Many of the activities are no-prep and require no supplies beyond a pencil. Others require basic supplies such as crayons, a plastic (or DIY pencil and paperclip) spinner, and dice.
Add these review pages to your math and literacy centers, independent practice time, or as an early finisher or morning work activity. They are so versatile!
No Prep Summer Centers For Kindergarten
On those days where your schedule is crammed with activities, events, and things to do, there's nothing you need more than no prep summer center activities.
You want the centers to be hands-on enough to keep your students engaged, but not so complicated that you have to print, cut, and laminate pieces and materials.
These Summer No Prep Pages are the perfect solution for easy math and literacy practice! The activity pages are absolutely no prep and all your students will need are pencils and bingo dabbers (or another coloring utensil).
Talk about engaging, fun, and EASY! They're perfect to use during the busy last days of school.
You can even send these no prep pages home with students for at-home practice over the summer.
If you wanted, you could give them their favorite color of bingo dabber as an end of the year gift to use with their summer no prep pages.
Free Summer Centers For Kindergarten
If you're looking for some fun summer centers for kindergarten, I've got just the surprise for you!
I created a FREE Summer Centers for Kindergarten activity pack that you can use with your students to keep them learning into the summer.
You'll find hands-on centers for math and literacy skills such as teen numbers, numbers to 100, beginning blends, and CVCe words.
All you'll need are basic supplies, such as spinners, dice, plastic math cubes or mini erasers. Students can use these centers independently or with a partner to make learning even more fun!
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I hope you enjoyed these super easy and fun summer centers for kindergarten. If you're looking for more fun summer activities for kindergarten, check out this blog post!