Kindergarten Activities for Spring are Here!
Are you ready for spring?
I am trying to survive those dreadful winter blues and blahs and have my eyes peeled for signs of spring! I am ready to delight in warmer spring weather, the bright colors of a blooming flower garden, fresh green grass, glorious blue skies, and all the other joys that the spring season brings.
As teachers, we often feel a sense of renewed energy and optimism that comes with the arrival of spring. And yes, so do our students! That makes a great time to capture that enthusiasm with some well-crafted and engaging activities for your primary level students.
One of the reasons that spring learning is so important, is that it’s the best time of year to re-engage those hibernating winter brains, review essential skills from previous months, and prepare our little learners to finish the school year strong!
I’m so excited to share this collection of some truly effective spring literacy and math activities and lesson ideas with you! I’ve included some tried and true favorites, that the students I work with, enjoy and find engaging. I’ve also given a fresh update to some truly great spring activities for you and I added some brand new activities for your first grade and kindergarten classroom to this spring collection too!
First, let’s remember that handwriting practice is so vital to our little learners. It’s not just a one dimensional activity! Handwriting practice helps with sight word recognition, letter recognition, and of course, fine motor skills. This set does double duty for both sentence writing and handwriting practice. It covers so many skills and students just seem to get excited about walking through the steps of printing, cutting, gluing, reading!
The spring themed sentence building and handwriting practice set can be found here:
Spring Center Activities
Let’s use that spring fever energy and get productive with it! This familiar game Sight Word Game is so much fun for kindergarten and first grade students. The spring themed items in this set make it an engaging sight word activity and lots of fun in a spring literacy center. It works well for Easter too!
This game has 64 sight words added, but because it is editable, you can add your own words. All you have to do is type in your own sight word list and print.
Imagine having sight word games and printable activities that can be customized for your own classroom! Regardless of your student’s levels, word list, or the reading series you’re using, this sight word game is a perfect addition to your literacy center library. Especially if you’re teaching high-frequency words that align with the Science of Reading.
With this editable set, your students have a perfect way to practice letter identification and sight words in engaging ways without you having to spend HOURS prepping centers. This set is also a great idea as a small group warm-up too.
This Roll, Say, and Keep Sight Word activity is available in multiple themes for the entire year. Check out the bundle, here:
Practice Makes Perfect with these Sentence Building Activities
Almost every kindergarten and first grade student can benefit from more sentence writing practice. This sentence building activity supports students with a familiar and simple sentence structure. This activity can be used as a sentence writing center or as a whole group sentence writing activity. It can also be used as an interactive writing activity or guided writing activity.
There are also two emergent readers that are included in this packet. Both provide a predictable and simple sentence text for your kindergarten classroom. Each book focuses on a sight word that students will trace and write.
With this fun activity, your kindergarten students can practice writing simple sentences and get meaningful handwriting practice at the same time!
This sentence building set can be found here:
Write the Room Centers
Write the Room math and literacy activities are a great way to get kindergarten students up and moving during center time. These kindergarten centers will keep students engaged while practicing both math skills and literacy skills. These kindergarten math centers and kindergarten literacy centers are seasonal and have fun activities for Spring, Easter, and Earth Day.
Pull out your clipboards for students to use while walking around the room. Each center activity comes with a response sheet for students to complete. Students walk around the classroom, finding the cards that you placed throughout.
Of course, you can also use the center cards and response sheets as a regular center and provide students with the cards to complete the activity, compared to walking around the room.
Click the link below to check out the Write the Room Math and Literacy activities for spring:
Spring Math Centers
This set of spring math centers, games, and activities is an easy way for your students to over-learn essential math skills. The activities will be perfect for your students who are less-than-confident in math, all the way up to your early finishers! The math activities in this skills-based and standards aligned set, are a fun way to review and over-learn fundamental math skills.
During math centers, students practice kindergarten math skills that they have already learned. Each math center in this series follows the same format, but the spring themed items can be changed. This makes it fantastic fun for students to play familiar games each week, but the change in theme keeps the engagement high!
The familiar format of the activities guides students and builds their confidence in different ways and makes a great addition to your center activities.
Check out this spring-themed set of math centers here:
Spring Poetry Shared Reading
Poetry as Shared Reading? You bet!
In this shared reading poetry set, each poem of the week is perfect for you to use with your kindergarten or first grade students. These poems are set to a familiar tune that your students can sing along with while they have a great time improving fluency and learning about rhyming. It’s easy fluency practice that’s both fun and engaging.
These daily shared reading poems for April are themed for Earth Day and Spring. Your students will love these poetry lessons! You’ll love how easy they are to use.
These poems are given in a variety of formats, so you can select the version that works best for your students level. They can be implemented as a pocket chart activity, or the poem can be displayed under the document camera, or in Google Classroom and also in Seesaw. Rhyming, rhythm, and song are all a part of these kid-friendly poems and they are a fun way to improve their reading skills!
Click below to check out this set of poems that are perfect for spring:
Writing for Kindergarten and First Grade
Many of our little learners are quite intimidated by the writing process. As teachers, we know that some students are already writing sentences while others are still writing random words and letters here and there. This set of writing activities was designed to be easily differentiated for all the writers in your classroom.
Designed for both the reluctant and confident writers in your class, the activities in this set are designed with templates to hook students and to build their writing skills. For the teacher, they are designed to be completed independently by your students – which provides you with the perfect time to work with your small groups on the skills they need help with the most.
You can keep a writing center all year long with a monthly themed bundle. Check it out here:
Pocket Dice Math and Literacy Centers
For even more spring fun in your math and literacy centers, check out this set of pocket dice centers! Pocket dice are pretty much amazing!
What makes this set a favorite? It has a variety of levels for differentiation. It’s easily editable for you to decide which letters, sounds, words or numeracy skills you students will work on.
Even better, this set is made to be intentionally predictable. Students remember and love the familiar way each activity works so they feel confident that they can complete the activities independently. We know that when students complete work on their own, their confidence level really blasts off!
Themes, themes, themes! The fun spring themes in this set can be edited and changed so that students will continued to find the activities fun and engaging—yet they’re still able to complete them because of the familiar structure!
Pocket dice centers can be used throughout your entire year with this bundle:
Are you looking for more spring ideas for your classroom?
If you need more engaging spring learning resources, they can be found here:
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I bought the puzzles for math a while back. I was laminating to be used for the May math activities and found a error on one of the geometric shape puzzle piece. There is a red triangle based pyramid picture that was labeled as a triangular prism.
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