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Nocturnal & Hibernating Animals Kindergarten Math Centers, Games, and Activities

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Nocturnal & Hibernating Animals Kindergarten Math Centers, Games, and Activities

8 nocturnal and hibernating animals kindergarten math centers that are perfect for your students. You will find that once your students learn these math centers, you can easily swap them to a new theme and you have a “BRAND NEW GAME!!!” Psst… it is the same type of practice. You will love how independent your students will be during center time with these math activities!

This nocturnal and hibernating animals math center set is loaded with fun classroom activities for your fire safety themes. Even though it says there are 8 math centers it is more than that because of the differentiation options.

Here is what you will find in this set of math centers:

  • Nocturnal and hibernating animals beginning number concept cards numbers to 20 –These activity cards can be used 5 different ways: sort, compare more and less, memory, play Go Fish, plus an additional game. These cards feature the numbers presented in different ways: Numerals, number words, ten-frames, and tally marks.
  • Hibernate! – Connect 3 Game with 3 different handwriting practice pages. There is a numbers 1-6 worksheet for numeral recognition, a numbers 1-12 worksheet for addition, and a numbers 3-18 addition worksheet.
  • Whoo! Bump Game – math addition game
  • Night Time Friend Roll and Color page.
  • Nocturnal and Hibernating Animals Coin Collectors – Skip counting by 1s, 5s, 10s, using coins (pennies, nickels, and dimes)
  • Rise and Shine Base 10 task cards
  • Tracking Animal Numbers Handwriting roll and add activity
  • Batty Over Patterns Book – Pattern book
  • Wake Up! Making 10 – a making 10 book

Increase your students’ math vocabulary during center time with the math talk cards that are included.

I Can…” cards are included to foster student independence.




→ Independent Math Practice

→ Math Centers

→ Whole-Group Math Activity

→ Small-Group Math or Guided Math Activity

→ Intervention and progress monitoring

→ Early Finisher Tasks or Dessert Bins Activities!

→ Partner Fluency Practice



“Using your math stations this year has been a real treat all around! The kiddos only need to be taught the first round and have been able to figure out the rest! It keeps math stations fresh, and this teacher happy!”


“Love these math stations! Lots of activities and routines. Change themes and it’s a whole new center!”


“My students love these predictable games. I appreciate that they can be played many ways.”

WHY TEACHERS USE MATH CENTERS Math centers are used as a way for students to “overlearn” various 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. In this way, students play familiar games each week, but the change in theme keeps the engagement high!

✓ The math center activities are predictable!
✓ Teachers do not need to reteach the math center activity each week!
✓ The change in themes from unit to unit makes it feel like “A brand new game!!!” Even though the math center is essentially the same.
✓ Teachers are able to spend time with their small groups because they don’t need to constantly monitor the student centers. Their kindergarten students already know what to do!


Use it as a math center:
I like to put two students in a math center. This allows each partner many opportunities to practice. PLUS waiting your turn in kindergarten can be a challenge. Because I have 12 math centers going on at one time. I do not worry about students growing tired of the same math center.

Use it as a whole group activity:

These games and centers are fun to play as a whole group. Often times we would have a few minutes of time before lunch or before the buses came. I would simply grab one of these math centers and we would play them under the document camera.

Use these math centers in your small group:
These are great warm up activity when you are working with your small group! Spend 5 minutes playing one of these games and your kindergartners will be engaged and ready for new learning.

Use these as independent practice:
Some parents request homework that they can have their child do. I prefer to send a fun math center game home. Many are played with just a die, so they are easy for parents. Your kindergartners will love it and it won’t be a “drill” type task.

Use these as an early finisher task.
After the center is used in our math center rotations, I liked to place them in our “dessert bins.” Students can go back and revisit some of their favorite math activities.

I have many blog posts on centers and management that may help you:

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