Looking for some fun, hands-on and engaging activities to keep your little preschoolers and kindergarteners engaged? This printable packet of Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy centers are perfect for your preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders. It contains so many fun activities that your learners will definitely ask you to play over and over again. There are 2 FREEBIES included in this blog post, so make sure to read on to find out how to get access to the FREEBIES.
Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy Centers
This bundle is honestly the largest bundle that I have created yet. It is currently a growing bundle and contains 10 centers and already has over 200 pages! I will be adding several more centers over the next couple of weeks, so make sure to grab it now before the price increases.
Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy Centers – A Look Inside
Kindergarten Winter Center #1: Alphabet Match-Up (Snow globe Beginning Sounds Match)
The first center in this bundle is a literacy center; an Alphabet Match-Up activity. In this activity learners will match the beginning sounds of the pictures on the snowballs onto the snow globe of the corresponding letter. There are a total of 4 snowballs for each letter, and letter X has two sets (one for the words that begin with X, and the words that end with X). The printable includes a list of the words used for reference. To differentiaate this activity, change the number of snowballs or snow globe letters used during the activity.
This printable is included in the bundle or you can also grab it separately here.
Kindergarten Winter Center #2: Number Sense Match-Up 1-20 (Snow globe)
The second center is a math center and is a Number sense match-up activity. In this, learners will match the snowballs which contain the different representations of the number onto the snow globe of the corresponding number. This activity allows learners to practice their concepts of counting, subitizing, place value and base 10. There are a total of 6 snowballs for each number from 1 through 20. To differentiate this activity vary the number of snowballs or snow globe numbers used during the activity.
This printable is included in the bundle or you can also grab it separately here.
The different representations of the numbers are:
- Tally marks
- Base ten blocks
- Ten Frame
- Number Word
Kindergarten Winter Center #3: Snowman Word Families (Rhyming Snowman)
In this winter literacy center, learners will build a snowman based on word families which allows learners to practice their concepts of rhyming as well. Each snowman head contains a word family on the hat which learners need to identify. The snowballs contains pictures of the words belonging to the different word families. Learners will pick up the snowballs and place it under the snowman head of the corresponding word family. To differentiate this activity change the number of snowballs or word families used during the activity.
This activity is only included in the bundle as of now.
Kindergarten Winter Center #4: Differentiated Winter Writing Center
The next center in the Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy Centers is a writing center. This writing center is differentiated and is suitable for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders to learn new vocabulary and improve on their vocabulary skills. The contains differentiated word cards, write the room cards, and 3 recording sheets. This center is only available in the bundle.
Differentiated Word Cards:
The printable includes 4 different types of word cards as pictured below. The word cards can be used in different ways. Learners can use magnetic letters to build the words on the word cards with the solid print. The word cards which have the words for tracing can be used for learners to trace using a dry-erase marker. The other two sets of blank word cards can be used to write the word on it using or a dry erase marker or build using magnetic letters. There are several ways to use the word cards, so do use these however you find suitable.
Mini Vocabulary Book:
Learners can cut apart the pages to create their very own vocabulary book. They can use as for reference whenever necessary. Alternatively these can be used as vocabulary cards as well.
Write the Room Cards + Differentiated Recording Sheets:
These write the room cards are perfect to get your little learners up and moving around the room. They will find the words and record the answers onto the recording pages provided. There are three recording sheets provided, so do pick whichever suits your learner the most.
Learners will identify and write the beginning sound of the word in their recording sheets.
Learners will write or trace the word in their recording sheets.
The Differentiated Kindergarten Winter Writing Center contains several activities that are differentiated to allow learners to practice writing and vocabulary in several different ways.
Kindergarten Winter Center #5: Winter Color Clip Cards – Color Wheels (FREEBIE!)
The fifth center in this is a fun color recognition activity and it is a FREEBIE. This is one of my favorite activities, since the colors in the wheel are so bright and attractive. Learners will identify the colors of the objects in the center of the wheel and clip the matching colors along the sides of the wheel. There are a total of 23 color wheels consisting of various winter objects. This printable is a freebie and is also available in the winter bundle.
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Do note that the colors in the objects do not match exactly, hence these color clip cards can be slightly challenging. For example, for both light and dark green in the ice skates learners will have to identify both colors as green and clip just one side of the wheel. Do allow learners to have some flexibility in identifying some of the colors, especially for colors such as light purple which can look quite similar to the pink on the wheel.
Kindergarten Winter Center #6: Winter Themed A-Z Alphabet Sequencing Puzzles
The next center in the bundle are these fun Alphabet Sequencing puzzles. In this activity, learners will sequence the puzzles from A to Z in alphabetical order to put the puzzle picture together. There are a total of 6 puzzles, 3 for the uppercase letters and 3 for the lowercase letters. Each puzzle picture is a winter themed image. This printable is only available as part of the Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy Centers Bundle.
Kindergarten Winter Center #7: Winter Themed 1-20 Number Sequencing Puzzles
In this center learners will sequence numbers from 1 to 20. There are a total of 9 puzzles allowing for differentiation for your learners.
- 3 Puzzles from 1-20
- 3 Puzzles from 1-10
- 3 Puzzles from 11-20
Each picture puzzle is a winter themed image. This printable is only available as part of the Kindergarten Math and Literacy Center Bundle.
Kindergarten Winter Center #8: Build a Winter Sentence
And we finally arrive at my favorite center of this bundle, the Build a Winter Sentence! I absolutely loved creating this, and I can definitely tell you that Trucker had such a fun time doing this, we did it for three days in a row! He normally never asks me repeatedly for an activity, so I must say this really was a win!
Learners will use the sentence mats and place the vocabulary cards into the matching boxes to create a winter themed sentence. The sentences formed however are extremely silly and I am sure your students will have a blast doing this activity. It is an extremely fun activity to do and allows students to practice sentence structure, nouns, verbs and adjectives all at once. There are a total of 36 picture cards (12 for each part of the sentence) which allows for endless combinations of sentences. the printable also includes two recording sheets for learners to write the sentences that they have created.
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Kindergarten Winter Center #9: Winter Fine Motor Mats – Popsicle Sticks (FREE!)
In this activity, learners will be practicing their fine motor skills. They will the muscles in their little fingers by placing the popsicle sticks onto these winter popsicle mats. Learners will also be practicing color recognition, tracing and counting and practicing their fine motor skills using these interactive and engaging winter fine motor mats.
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Kindergarten Winter Math and Literacy Centers FREEBIES:
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Winter Color Clip Cards – Color Wheels Freebie