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Summer Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Summer Preschool Centers packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Summer Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Summer Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Summer Preschool Centers The Summer Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Directions for Use Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use. 1. Watermelon fine motor practice mat To prepare the mat for use, print and then laminate it for durability. You will need to supply children with pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles. The aim of this activity is for children to place a small object in each of the circles. 2. Summer write and wipe alphabet tracing cards To prepare the cards for use, print and then laminate them for durability. Cut the cards apart along the dashed lines. The cards can be kept together in a book-like format by making a hole in the top of each card with a hole punch and securing together with a key ring or pipe-cleaner. Provide children with dry-erase (whiteboard) markers and encourage them to trace the letters on each card several times, following the directional arrows to ensure correct letter formation is learnt. 3. Shells beginning sounds match (26 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the shells to the bucket that displays the matching upper case letter. 4. Summer syllables (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small pet-themed objects, such as bottle caps with animal stickers on top, paw-print buttons, clothes pegs with paw-prints glued on the end, etc. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables in each picture and represent their findings by covering the corresponding number on the card. 5. Popsicle word family sort (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability... read more

Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten The Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet contains a collection of games and activities intended for use in centers and small groups with children in Kindergarten (Prep). Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. Directions for use 1. Spring write & wipe alphabet To prepare the cards for use in a write and wipe center, print, laminate them, and then cut them apart. The intention of this activity is for children to practice correct letter formation with a dry-erase marker. The cards can be kept in a book-like format by making a hole in the top left corner and securing together with a key ring or a pipe-cleaner. 2. Spring clip the syllables To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. Household pegs, or other small clipping items such as unused hair clips or paper clips, can be used for this activity. The aim is for children to identify the number of syllables in each word and clip the circle with the correct answer. 3. Butterfly upper and lower case letter match To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to find the two butterfly halves that make an upper and lower case letter match. 4. Birds and birdhouse beginning sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the birds to the birdhouse with the correct beginning sound. 5. Bees and beehive ending sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the bees to the beehive with the correct ending sound. 6. Spring clip the beginning blend Print, laminate and cut... read more

Teacher Appreciation SALE!

Teacher, you are awesome! You spend so much time and energy to ensure your kids are getting the best of the best… and let’s not forget about all those out-of-pocket expenses!Teacher, your sacrifice is HUGE and it doesn’t go unnoticed!   I would like to join TpT in thanking you for all that you do and participate in the upcoming two day sale! To receive 25% off EVERYTHING in my store, enter the code THANKYOU18 at checkout. Some resources that you might find helpful as the year winds down are…                   Annnnnddddd…. there is also THIS great deal, back for another sale! Be sure to head on over to my Facebook page where I will be announcing some exciting giveaways. Click here to go to my Facebook page! Happy Shopping!... read more

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