Kindergarten 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 the beginning of the school year.
This bundle of fun fire safety, fall, and Halloween themed centers was created for kindergarten classrooms. Center rotations provide kindergarten students with an opportunity to practice math skills and literacy skills with 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.
OCTOBER KINDERGARTEN CENTERS
Batty Alphabet – Kindergarten students trace or color the lowercase letters of the alphabet to match their cards.
Sweet Sounds – Students say the name of the 3 pictures on each center card. Then, they color the 2 pictures that start with the same beginning sound.
Perfect Pumpkin – Students sort capital and lowercase letters.
Sentences for October – Students match each picture with the correct sentence and practice writing those sentences. There are 4 sets of sentence work! (Costume Parade, Monsters, Fire Safety, and Fall)
Spooky October Syllables – There are 2 sets of this center. Students clap out the number of syllables and color a leaf or a piece of candy for each syllable.
Spooky October Write the Room – Using the same set of cards from the above center, you can create a write the room activity. 2 Super fun centers!
Corny Rhymes – Students work on phonemic awareness with this rhyming pictures center.
Picking Perfect Pumpkins – This activity is great for a pocket chart. Students sort pictures by the beginning sounds: B, D, P.
Rescue Word Families – Fire safety themed center activity to practice the word families: -ad, -an, & -at
MATH CENTERS – For this set of math centers, students work with numbers 1-10.
Arachnid Counting – Students will love using dry-erase markers with this number writing center. Tiny spiders show students the right place to begin writing. Students practice numbers 1-10.
Pumpkin Pals 10 Frames – Students color ten frames to match their number cards. Students practice ten frames 1-12.
Pretty Pumpkins – Students write 3 numbers in order from least to greatest.
Itsy Bitsy Spider – A creepy crawly counting activity. Students record the number they count on a 10 frame. (1-10)
Fire Safety More – Students determine which number is more.
Fire Safety Less – Students determine which number is less.
Autumn Fun – Students count the variety of fall pictures and write to tell how many.
Fall Festival Addition – This new center is introduced this month. Addition! Students count the pictures and work on basic addition up to 5.
PREDICTABLE CENTER ACTIVITIES
These predictable kindergarten 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 kindergarten center has a recording sheet that can be used for tracking student progress during these independent activities.
These are purposely predictable kindergarten math and literacy center activities and they are EASY PREP! Plus, each activity is standards aligned.
Included in each month of kindergarten learning centers:
- Minimum of 8 kindergarten literacy centers (colored & black and white versions)
- Minimum of 8 kindergarten 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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Do you love the idea of more black ink only centers? These kindergarten centers are similar, but have different activities! Use them both in your classroom!
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for August & September
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for October
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for November
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for December
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for January
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for February
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for March
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for April
- Stations: Black ink ONLY for May
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