Winter kindergarten classroom activities to use in January? You got it! Plus a free planning guide!
Perhaps you are squeezing in the last few days of winter break or maybe you are already looking forward to January. I hope this post helps you prepare without the stress!
Winter Literacy Activities
Here is a little peek at what my writing center looks like. I introduce this fun station in August, but by changing out the vocabulary cards, this literacy activity stays fresh and fun in the winter. You can read more about how I introduce this center by reading KINDERGARTEN WRITING STATION: 5 TIPS.
If you have a smaller classroom, this center works really well on a display board. See more about small classroom solutions by reading: SMALL CLASSROOM? NO PROBLEM!
Students also enjoy writing in the sight words on these emergent readers that are part of the predictable sentences for the month of January.
Here is our winter spelling game that is always fun. Because it is editable, you can enter your own words. Students take turns reading then writing the sight words.
We love stamping words as well with this monthly stamping station.
This is another reading fluency unit. Again, I have made this editable so it is easy to differentiate. You can read more about how I use this sight word center by reading: SIGHT WORDS: DOLCH? FRY? OR MUTT? (FREE FILE)
These differentiated cubes are great fun for listening and recording syllables.
The same type of cubes are used for looking for vowel sounds in words.
Poetry for January
A sweet teacher sent me this picture of her classroom. Her students are listening and singing along to the Arctic Animals poem. You can find the video files HERE.
And my class loves using the same interactive poem as an early finisher activity. Click HERE to find the poem.
Winter Math Activities
Sometimes it is nice to have an easy, no-prep worksheet. Here is one from my Save My Ink unit. Students are working on number bonds!
This Math Fluency game is always a hit. You can have some students working on subitizing, while others can work on solving equations.
Another fun activity from my differentiated cube unit asks students to create and solve equations.
I updated my Snowman Math Work Station unit a few years ago. Students are measuring and recording information in this activity.
And this partner game, from the same unit, asks students to roll and add!
Planning for January
I have created a guide to help you find resources to use in your own classroom. You can download this free file by clicking on the image below.
Have a GREAT January!