I wanted to share with you some of the centers and games we did in my Kindergarten classroom last year. Maybe you’ll find some fun ideas!
We LOVE to count and write the room! I ALWAYS have these centers each week – kids love to get up and move around and it separates the children a bit more. More separation = less talking!
I differentiated this center for each kiddo – those that were ready to write number words did that, and those that weren’t quite ready just wrote the number.
I always had some sort of patterning center as well. There are two different spinner for the children to choose from – AB, and ABB – some kiddos aren’t quite ready to move on from AB patterns yet :)
This center was a bit challenging for some kids, but I think once they get the hang of the multiple steps it will be a bit easier!
This was our first time playing “Flip Five” - -the children LOVED it. There are NO numbers in this version – just pictures to count. I have a few other versions of Flip Five in my TpT store if you’re looking for number versions. Again, for the kiddos that were ready, they wrote their equations on the response sheet.
We’ve been practicing adding 1 more during our calendar time, so this game was perfect for some independent practice! Dice + candy corn = FUN!
I love incorporating fine motor skills during centers whenever I can. At this center, the children used a clothes pin to clip the beginning sound and flipped it over to check it (the answer is designated by a sticker!).
This game is GREAT for beginning sound practice! We spun the spinner and moved the candy corn piece down one leaf. The first candy corn to the bottom is the winning letter!
Fun with rhymes! The children rolled two dice – when they rolled two words that rhyme, they covered up a crow with a candy corn. HINT – If you own this center, print two copies of each rhyme. Choose 3 rhymes to focus on. The children will be more successful rolling two words that rhyme!
This was a pocket chart activity – sorry I forgot to snap a pic of the pocket chart. The children put the words in the correct order to make a sentence that makes sense.
This center is one of my favorite ones – I’ve been doing it for years! It’s from my It’s Fall Y’all pack. I die cut different color leaves and sort them into baggies. The children then sort them and graph them and complete the graph. Each kiddo gets their own set. It’s so fun seeing the gigantic graphs on the floor!
At our listening center, we listened to Firefighter Ted!
If you’re interested in these centers, I have them in my Fantastically Fun Fall pack!