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Back to School Activities Kindergarten Printables

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PreK - K, Homeschool
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Back to School Math and Literacy Centers is 25+ hands on math and literacy centers, activities and printables to make the first few weeks of kindergarten run smoothly. This packet is full of skills kindergartners are working on like counting numbers, number writing, shapes, colors, letters and letter writing. Students are coming to school with different experiences and ability levels. There are many options for differentiation in this unit. Back to School is will be a great addition to your beginning of the year activities.


Help students feel welcome with friendship, classroom and school scavenger hunts and seek–n-finds.

Help students build and practice beginning skills though centers, printables and crafts.

Help students gain confidence with child-centered crafts and large and small group activities.

Help students gain independence with visual directions and consistent routines!

I hope your students love these activities as much as mine did!

* Although this is geared towards the beginning of kindergarten. The activities in the unit are perfect for the end of preschool and summer school after preschool.

Name Practice

Name writing Practice Printables (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {P. 6-10}

Pencil Name Puzzle (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {P. 11-12}

How Many Letters are in Your Name? Bulletin Board {p. 13-17}

How Many Letters are in Your Name? Coloring Activity {p. 18-25}

How Many Letters are in Your Name? Craft {p. 26-31}

Feeling comfortable at school

How Did You Get to School Today? {p. 32-35}

How Do you Feel Today? {P. 36-37}

The Wheels on the Bus Tag Craft {P. 38-39}

Get to know Your Friends BINGO {p. 40-42}

Get to Know Your Classroom Seen-n-Find {p. 43-44}

Get to Know Your School Scavenger Hunt {p. 45-50}

How Many People Are in Your Family {P. 51-55}

School Supply Refresher and Fine Motor Practice

Just a Dot Sparkle and Shine Printable {p. 56-57}

Stylish Pencil Trace Printable {p. 58}

Walk the Line to the Bus Stop {p. 59-60}

Cut the Line to the Bus Stop {p. 61-62}

Literacy Centers

ABC Letter Match-up Center (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {p. 63-78}

Super Letter Search Printable (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {p. 79-82}

The Letters on the Bus (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {p. 83-92}

Alphabet Spin and Trace (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {p. 93-110}

Beginning Sounds Spin and Write (RF.K.3.D, RF.K.1.D) {p.111-123}

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum ABC’s (L.K.1.A) {p. 124-152}

Alphabet Race (lowercase) (RF.K.1.D, L.K.1.A) {p. 153-160}

Math Centers

Number Puzzle Match (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5) {p.161-167}

Number Ten Frame Match (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5) {p. 168-169}

My Mini-Book of Numbers (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5) {P. 170-182}

Back to School Count Printables (K.CC.b.4) {p. 183-184}

Bubble Gum Count Printable (K.CC.B.4) {p. 185-186}

Count and Graph Printables (K.CC.B.4, K.NBT.A.1) {p. 187-191}

Shape Count and Color Printable (K.G.A.2) {p. 192-199}

Shape Path/Search and Tally (K.G.A.2) {p. 200-204}

My Mini-Book of Shapes (K.G.A.2) {p. 205-213}

My Book of Numbers (K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.5) {p. 214-226}

Mouse Count Book/Activity (K.CC.A.3) {p. 227-237}

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.


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