First grade centers to keep your students engaged and learning during center time while you’re instructing your small groups in math and ELA. These literacy centers and math centers are perfect for your April lesson plans!
This bundle of fun Spring, Easter, Earth Day and bugs center rotations provide first grade students with an opportunity to practice math skills and literacy skills through independent work.
There are 2 versions of each center activity. The center cards can be printed with color ink or there is a black ink-only option, as well. There are a variety of activities to meet the needs of your students throughout the school year.
APRIL FIRST GRADE CENTERS
Buggy Bossy R – Students say the word and add or, er, or ar to complete the word.
Hatching Doubles– Students will use double consonants to complete the words.
Spring Sounds– Students choose the vowel team to complete the word.
Bunny Beginnings– Students choose the three letter blend to complete the word.
Planting Digraphs- Students will complete the word with a beginning digraph.
Earth Day Commas– Students will read the sentences and write them using commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
Sentences for April – There are 4 weeks worth of sentence work! Students read the sentence and identify the correct picture. Then, they practice writing the sentence on their response sheet.
April Syllables – Students determine the number of syllables in each picture.
Comparing Butterflies– Students add the dots on each butterfly then compare the two groups of butterflies using greater than, less than or equal to symbols to compare the two sums.
Counting On Ladybugs- Students count the dots on the ladybugs then count on by 1s, 2s, 5s, or 10s.
Fun with Tadpoles- Students read the word problems and solve them.
Making 70– Students will count the ten frames and add more carrots to make 60.
Cracking Up Eggs- Students read the number on the egg and then write the number that is 10 more and 10 less.
Bug Subtraction– Students count the bugs and subtract the number of bugs with an X on them.
Counting Bunnies– Students count the groups of bunnies and write an addition equation.
Time Around the World- Students will read the time and draw the hands on the clock to represent the time.
PREDICTABLE CENTER ACTIVITIES
These predictable first grade centers are ideal for any classroom because the activities do not have to be retaught month-after-month. The students can apply their new knowledge to the same activities, with different themes each month.
Each first grade center has a recording sheet that can be used for tracking student progress during these independent activities.
These are purposely predictable 1st grade math and literacy center activities and they are EASY PREP! Plus, each activity is standards aligned.
Included in each month of first grade learning centers:
- 8 first grade literacy centers (colored & black and white versions)
- 8 first grade math centers (colored & black and white versions)
- Recording sheet for each activity
- Each center has 9-12 task cards for extra practice
- “I Can” cards to help build student independence
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