If you are like me, you are way overdue for some nice spring weather and a new direction for learning. Kids are over all of your winter acivities…beyond over! Here are some ideas for fun spring math activities that take little prep, but have hours worth of learning fun!
By now, kinders are well practiced in counting objects to twenty. However, some students still need support or just a good review. This cute “Tweezer Pleaser” counting activity will keep littles busy matching beans to spring characters by counting their attributes. (Grab it HERE free). The cute tweezers are heavy duty plastic tweezers from Dollar Tree. For counting pieces, we use bug shaped mini erasers, but beans or other small objects will work just fine!
My students are really catching on to segmenting and blending sounds, so I bring out center activities that help them practice those skills! We use a variety of oral practice activities EVERY day during our morning meeting. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Say your name, clap its sounds, pop up how many syllables with your fingers.
- Beginning sound identification-teacher calls out a word, students identify the beginning sound.
- Final consonant in a word-teacher calls out or shows a picture of an object, students identify end sound (we touch our shoulder, mid-arm, and clap our hand to move from beginning to end of word). Using touch as we make a word really makes us notice where the sound lives.
- Slap-a-Rhyme–we say a word, a student supplies a word that may rhyme with the first word, then we give it the “slap your knee” test. If the two are rhyming words, we cheer. If not, we try again.
The following centers support segmenting/blending, and are on SALE through April 3 in my TpT Store: