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Back to School Preschool Centers

Back to School Preschool Centers

Back to School Preschool Centers

We took a long break from blogging. O.K; we took a very l-o-o-ng break! I knew it would be impossible to keep doing “school work” with Filip, blog about it AND create new resources, so I decided to focus on work for a while.

But we are getting back into school work and I thought it would be nice to show you some of the activities included in the Back to School Preschool centers unit I recently made!

We started with a line tracing activity. This actually proved to be a difficult task for Filip as he struggled to make a straight line down. He insisted on resting his has on the table as he traced down the lines, creating all kinds of funky little zig-zags.

(Click the photo to get it!)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Pre-Writing Tracing

On the last try, he decided to take my advice and he lifted his hand off the table as he traced down. See? Perfect line!

Back to School Preschool Centers - Pre-Writing Tracing

Next, he helped get the lost Nursery Rhyme characters back into their storybooks by tracing the curved lines, left to right.

(Click the photo to get it!)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Pre-Writing Tracing

Then, we worked on some fine motor skills with an alphabet sorting center.

(Click the photo to get letters A-D.)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Alphabet Sorting Fine Motor

Seeing as my lil’ man’s name starts with F, we decided to practice tracing F with this page. As with our play dough mats, Filip started by finger-tracing the letter.

(Click the photo to get upper and lower case letters A-D.)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Upper and Lower Case Letters with correct formation

Personally, I like these tracing mats more than the play dough mats we have been using for our Preschool Letter of the Week series. I just love the fact that the directions are inside the letter and show the exact beginning point for each stroke. Of course, the dotted tracing line is also perfect for young kiddos learning to write!

Back to School Preschool Centers - Upper and Lower Case Letters with correct formation

Anyhoo! We then did some number sorting by placing the crayons into the correct packets.

(Click the photo to get numbers 1-3).

Back to School Preschool Centers - Number Sorting

Filip sorted the crayons by putting them inside each packet…

Back to School Preschool Centers - Number Sorting

But you could also sort them by placing the crayons under each corresponding number packet.

Back to School Preschool Centers - Number Sorting

While  we were absent from blogging, Filip turned 5. Yep. My baby is a big boy now, so he tells me. For this reason, we decided to use the number 5 tracing mat.

(Click the photo to get numbers 1-3).

Back to School Preschool Centers - Number Tracing with correct formation

And then we used some dice, 5 side up, to represent the number on the 10 frame.

Back to School Preschool Centers - Number Tracing with correct formation

We also sorted some objects by colour. Of course, the jars can also be used for sorting objects from your home or classroom – not just the pictures included in the packet!

(Click the photo to get the colours below.)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Color Sorting Jars with Pictures

Then we sorted square and circle pictures to the correct mats…

(Click the photo to get the shapes below.)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Shape Sorting Mats with Pictures

And we finished off with a super-fun fine motor activity. We used some small blue gems, but you could use absolutely any small object to place inside each circle.

(Click the photo to get it!)

Back to School Preschool Centers - Fine Motor Practice Page

And there you have it; a sneak peek at what’s included in our Back to School Preschool Centers. I warn you; there is quite a bit of laminating and cutting involved, but it that’s the sacrifice required to make learning fun, then I think it’s totally worth it!

Click on the picture below if you would like to purchase the Back to School Preschool Centers.

 Back to School Preschool Centers

If you would like something with less prep for your preschoolers, you may like the Back to School No Prep Worksheets and Activities unit.

Back to School No Prep Preschool Worksheets and Activities

See you soon with more from our Preschool Letter of the Week series 🙂

30 Responses to “Back to School Preschool Centers”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for sharing some of your AWESOME unit!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jan says:

    Thank you so much! I love everything you create and so do my kids.

  3. Sara says:

    It all looks awesome, as usual!!! Thanks for the preview freebies!

    Sara

    Teaching Munchkins

  4. Meaghan says:

    Hi. I love the crayon box numbers activity. Would you be willing to sell those on their own? Thank you so much! I simply love your materials!
    I am also wondering if you have the Creation materials for days 5-7? Thank you! God Bless!

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Hi Meaghan,
      Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 The crayon box is only available as part of this unit. My intention is to to have Day 5 of Creation up on the blog by the weekend or Monday.
      Lavinia

  5. Andrea says:

    I haven’t seen such a perfect Back to School centers before! It is on my wishlist 🙂 Thank you for the prewiew freebies.

  6. Alisha says:

    I love the color palates with the letters! Those are awesome! When will you be coming out with other letters of the alphabet?

  7. Jo says:

    THANK YOU so much for sharing!=) I have a 3 & 2 yo that I’m homeschooling this year & these activities look so much fun.

  8. Kathy says:

    I would love to have all of the letters of the alphabet in the letter sorting activity.

  9. Ashli Gore says:

    Love this unit for my little girls! I am wondering how you store the pieces? I am an organization junkie and would love to know!

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Ashli,
      I store all the flat resources (plain paper ones that have been laminated) in expandable plastic pockets. The bulky resources (the activities with pegs), are stored in shoe boxes or plastic file boxes. I hope that helps 🙂

  10. Susan Church says:

    I just love these ideas for learning. I’m hoping that they help with my son. He has asheberghers Syndrome. If you have some ideas I am open to them. He is in preschool preparing him for kindergarten next year.

  11. when my brain has gone still, you save the day with awesome materials!!! amazing as usual!

  12. Sarah Todd says:

    Where can I get all of the alphabet color palettes?

  13. Emily says:

    These are GREAT! Thanks for sharing. Does it come in a black and white version? I like to color and am cheap. Lol.

  14. Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely amazing. I’m so impressed and love it so much. It will work great with in my special education classroom. Thank you for allowing it to be a free download =) so convenient.

  15. vincenza neve says:

    loved it thank you so much for sharing

  16. Jamie says:

    Thanks for all of your ideas. I love the color jars for sorting. Do you have the other colors available? Thanks again.

  17. Emma says:

    You have saved me hours! Thank you 🙂

  18. These are awesome thanks for sharing.

  19. Thank you very much. Fantastic for my Spanish 2 year olds to catagorise colours

  20. homeschoolingmommie says:

    Awesome! Will the letter and tracing mats be sold together as a bundle or separately? My special needs some still needs work with writing and You are the only one that has what I’ve been looking for to help him master the formation of writing his numbers and letters correctly.

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Hello! I’m so glad that you were able to find what you were looking for! I will not be selling these separately, just included in this back to school unit.
      Lavinia

  21. Holly says:

    Do you have more possibly for the color jars than just the four colors?

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