Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities

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If you are looking for fun, meaningful, and easy to implement activities for back to school/beginning of the school year in your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and SPED classrooms then this is the pack for you!
Even though they are perfect for back to school, you can really use this pack throughout the school year. This pack will easily get you through the first couple of weeks of school. Take a look at what's included:
Beginning of the Year Mega Pack:
• School Supplies Color Sort: Print, laminate and cut apart. Student match supplies by color. Color words are in both black font to encourage reading color words by sight, as well as in matching color younger students to match by color. A black and white version of pictures is also included as an ink saving option, just print on construction paper or color the pictures yourself. A ‘Color the Room’ student page is included to allow you to place cards around the room or draw a card and students color the picture to match the color. This allows you to use only the color/colors you choose. Students can also use these cards to sort by more than one attribute {sort by color and/or by school supply}
• School Bus/Stop Sign Color Sort: Print, laminate, and cut apart cards. Students match the school bus and stop signs by color. Use to sort, play memory, in a pocket chart, on magnet board/cookie sheet, or as a file folder game.
• Muffin Tin Pom Pom Color Sort: Print, laminate, cut out and place in the bottom of a muffin tin/cupcake pan. Provide students with fuzzy pom pom balls, tweezers, tongs, or other objects to pick up a pom pom and place by color in the muffin tin. Adds a fun fine motor element, plus roll a die and add some counting skills, too!
• School Bus/Stop Sign Color Match Clothespin Clip: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut out. Students clip clothespin to matching color on wheel.
• Color Bus Spinners: Two spinners to use/choose from. Print, laminate and add a spinner or use a paperclip and the point of a pencil to create a spinner. Students spin and then color a bus on their own page to match. When completed, count the colors and decide greatest and least colors.
• School Bus Cube Count: Students place Unifix cubes or blocks of the same color on each school bus. They then stack by color and graph the results on their own recording sheets. Five different pages offered.
• Shape Sort: Print, laminate and cut apart. Students sort shapes. Shapes included are circle, rhombus, hexagon, octagon, oval, pentagon, rectangle, square, trapezoid, and triangle.
• Shape Match Clothespin Clip: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut out. Students clip clothespin to matching shape on wheel.
• Use the shape wheel and make into a spinner or draw a shape card and have students color that shape on their own recording sheet.
• ‘The (Shape) Wheels on the Bus Class Book: School busses with different shape wheels and their attributes are on the pages of this book that can be read together. Shapes included are: circle, square, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, rectangle, oval, pentagon, trapezoid, octagon, star, heart, and crescent. Print only the pages you wish to use.
• Individual Student ‘Wheels on the Bus’ Emergent Reader. A simple version that students can color and take home to help students identify different shaped wheels on the bus. Shapes included are: circle, square, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, rectangle, oval, pentagon, trapezoid, octagon, star, heart, and crescent. Print only the pages you wish to use.
• Wheels on the Bus Shape Match: Students cut and glue shapes to match on the student page.
• What’s Your Bus Number? Bus Counting Cards from 0 to 20: Print, laminate, and cut apart. Students match numbers, students on the bus, and ten frames by number. Use only the cards needed. You can extend the activity by using the cards in a sequence with one missing. Students have to figure out the missing number in a sequence. You may also wish to give two or three students the same number cards and have them find their partner(s). Use counters with these cards for one to one correspondence. Play memory or Go Fish with the cards. The possible activities are endless!
• What’s Your Bus Number Student Recording/Assessment Sheet: Students turn over a number card, find the bus of the same number, and color the bus. Use with number cards, counting cards, or ten frame cards. Sheet has numbers 1-10.
• Classroom Crayons One and Two Step Following Directions: Print and cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. Glue a library pocket, envelope, or empty crayon box behind the large crayon box cut out. Place the crayons with directions in the library pocket cardholder on the back. Students choose a crayon and follow the direction(s). A great beginning of the year ice breaker activity to promote building a class family! 18 direction cards, plus 6 blank cards to write your own.
• i-Pad Alphabet Cards and Beginning Letter Sound Cards: Uppercase, lowercase, and letter sound cards on i-Pad clipart. Print, laminate, and cut-apart. Students can match uppercase to uppercase, lowercase to lowercase, uppercase to lowercase, and letters to letter sound cards. Use in pocket charts, face up, on cookie sheets/magnet boards, file folder games or play memory/go fish with these cards. Use only the letters you are working on, as a review tool, or on letter you want to introduce. Also use these cards with the large i-Pad activities.
• Large i-Pads With ABC’s: Whole page size i-Pads with Uppercase or lowercase letters on them. Print and laminate. Two are in alphabetical order to make finding the letters easier and two are in random order for a more challenging activity. Students draw a letter card or a letter sound card, find the letter on the i-Pad and color it in with a dry erase marker or place a chip on the letter.
• Black and White Large i-Pads With ABC’s: The same version as above, but print on paper and use as a student assessment/recording sheet.
• I Spy Rhymes: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut apart cards. Students match rhyming pairs. Use in a pocket chart, play memory, use on a magnetic board/cookie sheet backed with magnet tape, match face up or make into a file folder game.
• I Spy Rhymes Sheets: Two student assessment/recording pages are also included. Students turn a card over and find the rhyme on the page, and then color the picture.
• All About Me Pennant: Print one pennant for each student. Either send home to be filled out with parents or complete at school. After all pennants have been completed hang on the wall, bulletin board, or hallway. You may also string together with ribbon by hole punching the sides on top and running yarn or ribbon through the punches.
• ‘Hip, Hip, Hurray! I Had a Great First Day!’ Headband: Students can color the pictures and the headband can be cut out and put together to wear home on the first day of school!
• ‘This is Me On the First Day of School’ Paper: Students can draw themselves and write their name or take a photo and attach to the paper. There is also a ‘Last Day of School’ page included to allow students and parents to see the growth throughout the year.
• ‘At School’ Emergent Reader: An original book that helps students know school expectations. There are sixteen pages to choose from. You choose the ones you want to include. I have used this type of book for years and have found it is an all-time student favorite.
• ‘Dot, Dot, Not a Lot’ Student Page: Students match the number of dots to the number on the glue bottles, and then add that many dots of glue. This activity combines counting with glue squeezing practice (a student favorite)

Use these activities as arrival/table time activities, center activities, small group instruction, stations, and during circle/learning times. These activities are designed for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten.

Looking for other back to school activities? Check these out!
Reading Logs and Extra Practice Homework Packet
Back to School Literacy and Math Activities
Apples Aplenty Math and Literacy Apple Pack
Help Me Learn My ABC's
Classroom Daily Visual Schedule Icons for Jobs, Circle, and Schedule
Color Posters Galore With Color the Room Activities
Shape Posters and More!

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Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities
Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities
Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities
Beginning of the Year Mega Pack Math and Literacy Activities
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