Kindergarten Express Workshop

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd, Homeschool
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Let’s Get on the Santa Express and enjoy this unit your kiddos will love it!

The activities and games in this resource is inspired by The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

It is packed with math and literacy activities that follow the children to the North Pole.

The activities are perfect for Workshop jobs, morning work.


Number order- Pajamas

Don’t Miss the Train - A partner game-Roll dice-Watch out so you don’t miss the train.

Santa Express: Writer’s Workshop Activity

Find the Missing Ticket - A class game- Find the missing ticket behind the tricky numbers.

The Missing Alphabet – Fill in the Missing Alphabet printables.

Hot Cocoa- 8 Game boards and 90 picture cards of Ending Sounds

Data Collecting – Do you like hot cocoa and marshmallows?

Donuts and Dominoes – Add the domino dots and to match the number on the donut.

Believe – Class game-Play hang man and “Believe”.

Elves of the North Pole- Game-Get to know who the Elves of the North Pole. (Dice game)

Add-Roll-Trace- An addition dice game and board.

Reindeer Order – Put the reindeer in number order from “smallest to largest” and “largest to smallest”.

Put the Reindeer alphabet in alphabet order.

First Game of Santa- What friend in your class is getting the first gift of Christmas.? A probability game.

I’ve Lost my Bell- I Have…Who Has- Class Game

Writer’s Workshop- The “First Gift of Christmas.”

I’ve Lost my Bell- I Have…Who Has- Class Game

Measuring-Non-standard Measuring the gifts for Christmas.

Santa Express Word Search

The First Gift of Christmas- The bell

Beginning Sound Game– Beginning sounds - Class game or small group. There are 30 picture cards and words with a missing beginning letter. The kids look and the picture and determine the missing letter and write the word on a data sheet.

Pajama Kids-Art Project

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).


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