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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activities, Brown Bear Brown Bear Activities & More!

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12 Back to School Activities Math and Literacy Centers for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Brown Bear Brown Bear, and your favorite blue cat! These back to school activities are perfect for your math and ELA centers or even whole group tasks. Alphabet, counting, 2D shapes, patterns, color words, and more!

This back to school resource includes 6 literacy centers and 6 math centers. Plus, there are differentiated response sheets. There are also “I Can…” Statements for each center activity to support student independence.

Back to School Kindergarten Activities for Literacy Centers

  • Alphabet Puzzles: Dive into the world of letters and sounds. Students will have a blast matching uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as corresponding images, to create self-correcting puzzles.
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Coconuts about Letters and Words: Develop handwriting skills, letter identification, and initial sounds with the Coconuts about Letters or Words activity. Inspired by the beloved story of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, students will identify the initial sounds of words and practice writing them on the recording sheet. With differentiated response pages, you can easily cater to the diverse needs of your students.
  • Colorful Shoes: Step into the world of colors and emergent reading with the “Colorful Shoes” activity. Featuring our beloved blue cat, this student book allows students to read and color the shoes to match. It’s a wonderful shared reading experience that incorporates high-frequency words like “is,” “I,” and “my.” This activity not only strengthens reading skills but also sparks creativity and imagination.
  • Roll It! Write It! Roll your way to letter and sound identification with the Roll it! Write it! literacy center. Kindergarten students will love rolling the die and tracing the letters. You can differentiate this literacy center and make it more challenging with the extra die included with images representing initial sounds. This activity makes learning letters and sounds exciting and interactive.
  • Lost Buttons Color Sort: Engage your students in a delightful color sorting activity with the Lost Buttons Color Sort. With various objects to sort by color, this back to school math activity will captivate your students’ attention while reinforcing colors and color word recognition, in addition to classification skills. It’s a playful way to learn and explore colors while fostering critical thinking.
  • What Do You See? Inspired by the classic story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” students will spin the spinner, find the corresponding word, and color it. This Brown Bear Brown Bear activity not only enhances reading fluency but also promotes color recognition and vocabulary development.

Back to School Kindergarten Math Activities

  • Brown Bear’s Counting Friends: Count and complete number sentences in this Brown Bear Brown Bear counting book. This counting and cardinality activity reinforces counting skills and number recognition plus provides practice with completing 10 frames.
  • Colorful Friends: A color BUMP game that will engage and excite your students. This is a great game to teach during your whole group instruction then move it into your math centers. This game introduces 2D shapes in a fun and interactive way, promoting shape recognition and critical thinking skills.
  • Nutty Numbers: A counting and matching Chicka Chicka Boom Boom math activity. Students will count and match objects, reinforcing their ability to count and recognize numerals. It’s a hands-on and engaging way to build number sense and math fluency.
  • Bear and Friends Write the Room: Your kindergarten students will love this Brown Bear Brown Bear Write the Room Activity. Students count the ten frames and record their responses on the worksheet.
  • It’s All Good Patterns: Featuring the playful blue cat, students will create and extend patterns, reinforcing pattern recognition for AB and ABC patterns.
  • Silly Cat: Students will have a blast rolling the blue cat-themed die and practicing numeral formation. This activity not only strengthens counting skills but also promotes number writing and fine motor development. It’s a playful and engaging way to reinforce early numeracy skills.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ — Melanie D. I love this resource to use at the beginning of the year. The games and activities are simple, and my students love them.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ — Jill L. This resource matches some great back-to-school books I use in my classroom. The activities are easy for students to understand and use independently. Thanks for a great resource to kick off my school year!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ — Amber P. These activities are perfect for the beginning of Kindergarten and they go along with some of our favorite books for the beginning of the year. Thank you!


Enjoy these Back to School Activities for your ELA Centers and Math Centers!

-Deedee Wills


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