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Summer Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

This book 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.

Summer 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.

Summer 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.

Flip flops 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 flip flops that make an upper and lower case letter match.

Sunglasses beginning sounds 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 sunglasses halves that make a letter and beginning sound match.

Summer clip the beginning digraph
Print, laminate and cut out the picture cards. The aim of this activity is for children to correctly identify the beginning digraph for each picture and to clip a clothes peg to show their answer. Alternatively, children can use dry-erase markers to color the correct beginning digraph.

Missing middle sounds (CVC words)
You will need to supply children will Scrabble letter tiles or other small letters for this activity. To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate and then cut them apart. Children are required to identify the missing middle letter of the word and place the correct letter tile in the square to show their answer.

Bucket and shovel build the CCVC word: Blends
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate and then cut them apart. Children are required to build the CCVC word to match the picture.

Summer shells word family sort
To prepare this activity, print, laminate and cut out all the pieces. The aim is for children to identify the ending for each word and sort it to the correct word family bucket.

Clip the correct word (CVC and CVCe words)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate and then cut them apart. Children are required to clip a peg on the word that matches the picture on the card.

Summer spin and rhyme
Print, laminate and cut out all the cards. You will need to supply children with a paper clip and a pencil to make a spinner. Children being by laying out in a row the orange header cards. They spin the paper clip and pencil spinner on the spinning card and read the word where it stops. Children then find a matching rhyming picture and place it under the orange card it rhymes with. This continues until all the cards have been used up.

Ice cream sundae sight word unscramble (Pre-Primer and Primer words)
To prepare this activity for use, print and cut out all the cards. The aim of this activity is for children to unscramble the sight word on the dish and build is correctly.

Summer missing sight words
Print the orange and red strips. The numbered orange strips each contain a sentence with a missing sight word, while the red strips contain the words that are missing. The aim is for children to read the sentence, identify the missing word and write it on their recording page.

Summer write the room
To prepare this activity, print, laminate and cut out all the vocabulary cards. Place the cards randomly around the room. Provide your children with a clip board with the recording page/s. The aim is for children to find the picture cards and write the word next to the matching picture on their recording page.

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Check out the Summer Math Centers for Kindergarten here or by clicking on the image below.

Happy Teaching 🙂

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