Kindergarten Writing Center Activities for the Year Centers K, 1st, 2nd Grade

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Say goodbye to scrambling for kindergarten, first grade, & second grade writing center activities! My Writing Center for the Year Bundle includes writing center posters, beginning sounds worksheets, labeling practice, handwriting practice, writing sentences, finishing sentences, and MORE. 

With 15+ writing activities per month, PLUS differentiated versions for most activities - you won’t need to look anywhere else to build your writing centers this year! 

What’s Included In Your Year-Long Writing Center Bundle: 

Teacher Instructions - My best tips & tricks for rolling out successful writing centers

11 Monthly Writing Sets With: 

Student Direction Cards - Introduce each activity and then hang in your center.

Picture Vocabulary Cards - Hang on a string with clothespins, place in a pocket chart, attach to a binder ring, or store in a folder/binder.

15-16 Writing Center Activities:

  • Labeling
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Writing Words (starts in October)
  • Handwriting
  • Writing Sentences - Trace and Write or Just Write
  • Finish the Sentence
  • Predictable Pattern Books Writing
  • Writing Paper
  • Writing a Book
  • Story Starters
  • Letter Writing
  • Card Creating
  • Sentence Editing
  • Mix and Fix Sentence Unscrambles - trace, glue, write, illustrate
  • List Writing
  • How To Writing


  • Alphabet Chart
  • Color Words Chart
  • Real Photo Phonics Reference Cards
  • Letter Formation Cards
  • Writing Center Folder Cover

11 Monthly Themes


  • Back to school
  • School lunch
  • Colors
  • 2D shapes


  • Apples and the apple life cycle
  • Apple products
  • Community helpers
  • Transportation
  • Fairy tails: the little red hen, the three little pigs, goldilocks


  • Fire safety and firefighters
  • Pumpkins
  • Bats
  • Spiders and the itsy bitsy spider
  • Fall

Bonus Halloween Themes: 

  • Halloween
  • Trick or treating


  • Feast (Thanksgiving dinner)
  • Family and thankfulness
  • Turkeys
  • Scarecrows
  • Leaves
  • Then and now
  • Football


  • Gingerbread cookies
  • The gingerbread man
  • Winter and winter clothes
  • Ice and hockey
  • Reindeer
  • Hot cocoa
  • Christmas


  • Snow
  • Forest animals
  • Winter sports
  • Arctic animals
  • Snowmen
  • Pets


  • Groundhogs
  • Valentine's Day
  • Post office
  • Dentist and dental health
  • American symbols and voting
  • Baking and baked goods


  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Outer space
  • Farm and farm animals
  • Weather
  • Spring
  • Fairy tales
  • Construction


  • Baseball
  • Birds
  • Earth day
  • Easter
  • Gardening and the Plant Life Cycle
  • Insects and the Ladybug Life Cycle
  • Pond and the Frog Life Cycle


  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Fishing
  • Ice Cream
  • Picnic
  • Beach
  • Zoo


  • Camping
  • Cookout
  • Ocean and Ocean Animals
  • Pool Day
  • Lemonade

Why Teachers Like You LOVE This Resource: 

“This is a fabulous resource for K-1.  It includes activities that meet the needs of every student and the materials you need to support independence and encourage writing!  I'm so glad I purchased this for my classroom.” - Katherine H.

“I've never used writing during my center time until I found this resource! I was so impressed with the amount of resources that are included. It makes it very easy to differentiate for my different groups of students. Definitely worth buying!!!” - Lauren U.

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Grab 165 Days of Writing Instruction Here

Check Out The Individual Kindergarten Writing Units for Writer’s Workshop: 

Speaking and Listening Oral Language Unit 

Writing With Pictures Unit 

Narrative Writing Unit (PSSSST….Check out a sample lesson from this unit here)

Writing Pattern Books Unit 

Opinion Writing and Persuasive Writing Unit 

How To Procedural Writing Unit 

Small Moments Writing Unit 

Nonfiction/Informational Writing Unit 

Fiction Writing Unit 


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