Do you need Spring Math and Literacy Centers for your preschool or kindergarten class? Morning tubs are often used as students are coming in and settling in for the day. They engage kids while attendance is being taken, homework folders are being opened and checked, and those types of daily tasks. Math and Literacy Centers are great for a couple of reasons.
- Building Independence: Kids are able to work on their own or in small groups at their table to use their bin(s). It encourages them to self-start and learn/play on their own.
- Socialization: Math and Literacy Centers give kids a chance to work together in small groups. They get to share pieces, solve problems together, and even just talk, play, and learn for a few minutes with a couple of their tablemates.
- Creativity and Play: Creativity is something we can build and increase by spending time working on it. Math and Literacy Centers are a perfect way to introduce a little more play and freedom into learning rather than traditional worksheets or morning work that kept kids busy but did not encourage creativity and play.
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- Pom Poms
- Colored Craft Sticks
- Snap Cubes
- Measuring Worms
- Artificial Flowers
Our Laminator and Laminating Sheets.
Spring Preschool Centers
Your little one will have a blast planting their alphabet garden while practicing letter recognition.
One More One Less Flowers
This activity is perfect for working on number sense. Use toy numbers or a dry erase marker to show what comes before and after.
Letter Sounds Flower Pots
Complete the flowerpot with the letter and sound that matches the picture.
Bird House Pattern Building
Making bird houses from various materials is something we did a lot as kids growing up! This activity is perfect for creating your own bird house while completing the patterns shown.
Leaf Shapes Tracing
Kids will love creating the flower petals all while practicing shape matching.
Flower Garden Graphing
Graphing is an important early math skill to practice and this activity is perfect! Grab blocks or pompoms to count each flower and complete the graph. Which one has more?
Flower Shop Counting
Turn this activity into dramatic play by setting up a flower shop . One child can give the card to the florist to fill her flower order by counting out the correct number of flowers.
Hungry Bird Counting
How cute is this math activity? Use tweezers to add fine motor practice too and place the correct number of birds or worms in the nest.