This bundle includes 10 math and literacy centers, each center includes two versions. See below for descriptions and download the preview for a closer look.
Check out the Alphabet Apples Sample
for an example of one version of an activity.
Acorn Rhymes – a differentiated rhyme activity
Version 1: Students choose an acorn card with two acorns and pictures on them. They must identify the pictures and determine if they rhyme or do not rhyme. Then they use the number on the card to find the matching acorns on the recording sheet. If the pictures on the card rhyme, they color the happy acorn, if they do not rhyme, they color the sad acorn.
Version 2: Students match acorn tops to bottoms by words that rhyme. Once they have matched the tops and bottoms together, they find the picture from the acorn bottom on the recording sheet and write the number in the box from the acorn top.
Fall Sort – a differentiated print type sort.
RF.K.1b, RF.K.1c, RF.K.1d
Version 1: Students sort the print cards by type: letter, word, or sentence. After sorting the cards, students color the matching picture from the card on the recording sheet. The recording sheet has a color code, one color for each print type.
Version 2: This is a modified version of the first. Students only sort two print types: letters and words. The recording sheet works the same way as version 1.
Pumpkin Letters – a differentiated letter and sound activity.
Version 1: Students match the beginning sound on a picture card to the letter on a wagon card. Then students use the recording sheet to find the letter in a pumpkin and color the pumpkin.
Version 2: Students match the uppercase wagon card with the lowercase letter card. Then students use the recording sheet to find the letter in a pumpkin and color the pumpkin.
Sight Word Birds – sight word activity
**NOTE: This is not differentiated, however I have provided two versions of a recording sheet for students to trace words or write them independently. I have also provided a blank set of spinners so you can use the sight words that work best for your students.**
Students use a paper clip and pencil to spin a sight word on a bird spinner. They read the word and then write or trace it in a bird sign on the recording sheet.
Syllables Leaves – a differentiated syllable activity
Version 1: Students sort picture cards according to how many syllables they have: 1, 2, or 3. They arrange them on the floor, table, or in a pocket chart below the bags of leave signs for 1, 2, or 3 syllables. After sorting the pictures, the students match the letter on the card to a box on the recording sheet. Then they color the number of leaves in the box as there are syllables.
Version 2: Students choose an leaf card, say the picture, and clap the syllables. They may use a clothespin, or just pinch with their fingers, to identify the number of syllables at the bottom of the card. Once the student knows how many syllables there are, they use the letter on the card to find the matching leaves on the recording sheet. They color the number of leaves as there are syllables.
Fall Graph – a differentiated graphing activity.
K.CC.A3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6
Version 1: Students count “how many?” of five different fall images in the picture scramble. After counting each one, they color in the number of squares next to that same image on the recording sheet. Counting up to five.
Version 2: Students count “how many?” of five different fall images in the picture scramble. After counting each one, they color in the number of squares next to that same image on the recording sheet. Then they answer two questions about more or less using their graph they made. Counting up to eight.
Leaf Patterns – differentiated patterns.
K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5
Version 1: Students use the pattern pieces to continue the shape patterns from the pattern cards. Then students find the matching pattern on the recording sheet and write the letter from the pattern card next to it.
Version 2: Students use the pattern pieces to continue the shape patterns from the pattern cards. Then students find letter from the pattern card on the recording sheet and draw the pattern next to it.
More or Less? – a differentiated comparing numbers activity.
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6
Version 1: Students choose a card and count the number of pictures on it. They decide if the amount of pictures is more or less than five. If it is more than five, they color the same picture on the recording sheet orange. If it is less than five, they color the same picture on the recording sheet red.
Version 2: Students choose a card and count both sets of pictures on it. They decide which set is more and which set is less. On the recording sheet they find the set of pictures and color the picture that is more orange and the picture that is less red.
Seed Count – a differentiated ten frame activity.
K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5
Version 1: Students use the pumpkin seed counters (or use real pumpkin seeds) to fill the ten frame on the ten frame mats. Numbers 1-10 are represented. After filling the ten frame students find the matching number on the recording sheet and draw the same number of dots in the ten frame below.
Version 2: Students match the filled pumpkin seed ten frames to the number cards. Numbers 1-10 are represented. After matching the ten frames to the cards, students find the matching ten frame on the recording sheet and writes the numeral above it.
Shape Pumpkins – a differentiated shape spinner activity.
Version 1: Students use the pumpkin spinner and a paper clip (or clear spinner) to spin. When the spinner stops, the student should name the shape it lands on. Then, they should find a real life example of that shape on the recording sheet and color it. Continue until all shapes are colored. This version represents six shapes: circle, hexagon, square, trapezoid, triangle, and rectangle.
Version 2: This activity works the same, but only incorporates the four basic shapes: triangle, circle, rectangle, and square.
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