Back to School, First Week of School and Getting Reading for Kindergarten Centers and Activities

Are you a kindergarten teacher looking for fun and engaging centers for the beginning of the year?  Then, you will  love all of the activities included in our Back to School Packet.  This unit is also great for homeschooling parents, summer school teachers and parents trying to get children ready for kindergarten.  The skills included in this unit are skills that we look for in the beginning of kindergarten.  Click {HERE} to check out the unit.


 Help students make connections with themselves and peers throughout the first few weeks of school with fun large group activities.  The can share how they get to school each day and how they are feeling throughout the first few weeks.  

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Are Children love to share about their family.  Who Lives in Your House, is a fun way for students to share a little about themselves and share with teachers who takes care of them.

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Help students feel comfortable in their school with this fun scavenger hunt.  Students will listen to clues and help determine the building location.  The boys and girls can meet their new teachers and the staff of the school.  This is also a great way to discuss the rules of the building, recess area and hallways.

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Help the boys and girls learn where important things are around the classroom.  Help them partner up and then search the room for the locations of the materials.

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Many kindergarten students are still working on their name and letter order.  This cute flower helps them work on their name and makes a cute keepsake and or room decoration.

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There are lots of opportunities for the boys and girls to practice writing their name within this packet.

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Many children are still working on shapes and numbers from 1-10 and writing numbers 1-10.  There are multiple printable books that work well for independent work and homework.

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Help students build on their shape knowledge with printables and activities.

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Many kindergartners are still learning their uppercase and lowercase letters.  This unit has tons of alphabet practice in a variety activities.  Students will use a dabber or marker to color uppercase an lowercase letters.

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Children will practice matching and tracing uppercase letters.

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Children will practice writing lowercase letters and identifying several sounds.

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Children will build letter puzzles and write the letters.


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Children will search for letters on the bus and practice writing them as well.

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The boys and girls will order letters from A-Z.


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The boys and girls will identify numbers, match objects to numbers and write numbers 1-10.

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Children will count and graph the total number of school items.

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The boys and girls will identify the numbers and draw the matching number of gumballs in the machines.

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The boys and girls will complete the patterns.

Click on each picture below to find more centers, activities and ideas to help you and your students get ready for the first few weeks of school!

   Calendar Ideas for preschool and Kindergarten.  Back to School Ideas. 


Summer Math and Literacy Centers and Hands-On Activitiesfor Preschool, Pre-K and 4K (Summer and Beach)


Are you looking for fun and simple thematic centers that you can prep quickly for your preschool classroom?  Preschool Summer Centers was created for children ages 4-6 and mature 3 year-olds (looking for a challenge).  These centers are sure to keep their interest and will help build important literacy, math and writing (fine-motor) skills.  This unit is also great review and practice for children leaving preschool and heading to kindergarten.  There are a lot of opportunities to practice extra alphabet and number practice.  Click {HERE} to check out the unit.

This unit includes:
-20 Ready to go centers
-Material checklist
-Activity instructions
-Student instructions to build independence
-Bin/bag labels
-Activities in action photos

1.  Sea Side Snip:  The boys and girls will choose a sea creature and cut up the variety of  lines.


2.  Shape Bubble Pop:  Identify the shape of the bubble wand on each page.  Color or dab all of the matching bubbles.

3.  Ice Cream Cone Count:  The boys and girls will identify the number on the cones and place the ice cream scoops with the matching quantities on top.
4.  Seaside One to One Correspondence:  Identify the numbers.  Place the matching number of ocean stickers above each number.

5.  Puffer Patterns:  The boys and girls will choose a pattern card and practice building patterns on a pufferfish.

6.  ABC & Sound Puzzles:  The boys and girls will build ABC puzzles and identify pictures that begin with the sound of each letter.

7.  Build an Ocean:  The boys and girls will use a variety of materials to build an Ocean.

8. Summer Dough Mats:  Choose a card and identify the picture.  Roll the dough to build the picture.

9.  Ocean Dot-to-Dot:  The boys and girls will connect the dots by counting to 10, 20 and ordering uppercase letters.  There is a faint line to help beginners.

10.  Summer Seek-N-Find:  The boys and girls will search an ocean for animals.  They will also search a beach and count/write how many objects.

11.  Popsicle ABC Match-Up:  The boys and girls will build popsicles by matching uppercase/lowercase letters and letter sounds.

12. Summer ABC Search: Choose a magnetic letter.  Find the matching letter on the printable and color it to match.

13.  Ocean Pattern Cards:  Choose a card, identify the pattern, place the animal that completes the pattern at the end of the strip.

14.  Catching ABC’s:  Choose a firefly.  Identify the letter on the firefly.  Find the matching firefly in the jar and trace the letter.
15.  Seashell Name Crown:  The boys and girls will build their name using seashells.  They will glue the shells to the paper strip to make a crown.

16.  Ocean Color by Animals:  Color the picture by ocean animals.


17.  How Many Bubbles High?:  The boys and girls will dab from the marker to the object in the sky.  Then, they will count the bubbles and write the number on the line.

18.  Seahorse Bead Count:  The boys and girls will identify the number on the seahorse and place the matching number of beads on the pipe cleaner.

19.  Balloon Roll, Trace & Color:  Roll the dice and count the dots.  Find the balloon with the matching number.  Trace the number and color.

20. Seashell Ten Frame Bingo:  Choose a card and identify the number.  Find the ten frame with the matching number of shells and cover with a seashell.

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Colors Skill of the Day Calendar Companion for your Daily Routine: Colors, Shapes, Name, Letters, Numbers 1-10, 11-20 of the Day

Are you looking for new ways to incorporate important concepts into your daily routine?  Concepts like shapes, colors, name, letters and numbers?  Then, you and your students will love our Skill of the Day Calendar Companion!  Click {HERE} to check out the bundle.  Check out Color of the Day below.


Calendar Companions are great for both preschool and kindergarten.  Not all children attend preschool prior to entering kindergarten, and a little review is great for all students. 
First, you need to find a location in your room that is a common meeting place for your large group.  I place mine next to my calendar.  We use this as a part of our calendar routine.


 I start out the year using Color of the Day.  I start using this activity the second week of school, and for the first week I demonstrate how to use each area.  The child that is the calendar helper for the day, also complete the skill of the day.




Are you looking for new ways to incorporate important concepts into your daily routine?  Concepts like shapes, colors, name, letters and numbers?  Then, you and your students will love our Skill of the Day Calendar Companion! The Color of the Day Activities are a great way to introduce and review colors with fun large group calendar like activities
 First, choose the color you would like to start with and determine how many days you want to spend on each color. 

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Next, the boys and girls will search through many pictures to find objects that match the color.

The boys and girls will also share what their favorite color is.

Prior to the lesson place crayons in a library envelope next to sheets of paper attached to the wall.  The boys and girls will use the color of the day to draw or write something of their choice.

Then, choose 4 colors (one of them being the color of the day) for the boys and girls to sort.

I stapled a laminated white square of paper to the wall.  Prior to the activity I used sticky putty to attach pictures for each of the 4 colors (laminated prior to the activity).

To ensure that everyone is following along, I attach the follow along page to a clipboard with a baggie of crayons.  They will choose the color of the day and complete the activities on the page (this may work best for kindergarten in the fall and preschool in the spring)

At the end of the unit, I use the Color of the Day assessment to see which colors the children still need a little help with.  

Are you looking for new ways to incorporate important concepts into your daily routine?  Concepts like shapes, colors, name, letters and numbers?  Then, you and your students will love our Skill of the Day Calendar Companion! The Color of the Day Activities are a great way to introduce and review colors with fun large group calendar like activities
Each unit also includes a curricular page that shows the skills worked on in each activity.















Ocean Math and Literacy Centers, Crafts and Activities

Ocean Math and Literacy Centers is perfect for springtime in kindergarten or summer school for students moving from kindergarten to first grade. There are tons of hands on craftivities, writing, literacy and math center that students will love.   All of the centers are common core aligned!  Click {HERE} to check it out! 

There are tons of fun crafts that revolve around popular books and favorite ocean animals.  Like these cute story props for A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.  

The boys and girls will also make a cute Hermit Crab craft with all of the characters from the story.


Sequencing activities are a great way to work on story comprehension.

The boys and girls will also Write the Room with Character Names

The boys and girls will read a non-fiction passage for several ocean animals and complete fun craftivities like the one above for dolphins. 

The boys and girls will make create a crab and then write a creative story about him/her.

They will also make this cute shark, and write shark facts.

This unit is also packed full of math and literacy centers! 
CVC Ocean Style (RF.K.2.D)

Digraph Word Sort (RF.K.2.D)

Ocean Word List and Writing Activities (RF.K.3.C)


Ocean Word Write (RF.K.3)

Electric Sentences (RF.K.3)

Nothing Crabby about Number Order (K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.3)

Swimming with Base Ten (K.NBT.A.1)


Diving for Number Order (K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3)

Disappearing Ocean Friends (K.OA.A.3, K.CC.A.3)

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