Here is a center activity that covers social studies and language arts.
It is beginning sounds with real pictures for real world, real life connections. This is good for the ESL students or the ones that have had little real life experiences.
The theme is farm. Students love animals and are able to realize what they look like instead of all the cartoons. Some of my students said, "Is that for real???"
You can print on card stock, laminate, and put in a baggie to make an instant center or station. It can also be used as an assessment if you make copies.
They are learning two things at once. Having fun and learning is the best way to make the lessons retainable.
Thank you for your time.