This summer packet was designed to help kindergarteners prepare for first grade in a fun, developmentally appropriate way. It is packed-full of meaningful activities that are centered around PLAY!
There are two different formats of this packet included. There is a “print version” that was designed to be sent home to families (and to conserve paper & ink!). Also included is an “email friendly version”. This version includes a full color pdf (with clickable links) that can be easily emailed to families. (Please be sure to download the preview for a detailed peek inside this packet!)
**Please note: My Summer Packet- Get Ready for Kindergarten!
follows the same great play-based format. However, these are two totally different resources. There are no repeated pages or activities. (The few games that are included in both resources have simpler versions in the kindergarten resource and more difficult versions of the game in the first grade resource.)
Here is what’s included:
-Letter to Families: a simple explanation of the packet
-3 Monthly Calendars: Calendars for the months of June, July
and August are included. Each calendar includes 25 days (5 weeks,
Monday-Friday) of activities. The calendars are not dated. Therefore
you can use them year after year!
-Games: This section includes detailed directions for
families so they can play several simple games with their children this
summer. The games focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, basic
math, following directions and listening skills. They were designed to help
prepare children for first grade activities. These games do not
require any materials or prep!
-Play & Learn Activities for Each Subject: Simple, fun
activities for each subject are included along with a short explanation
of why the activity is important for learning. Play & Learn activities
are provided for Math, Science, Reading, & Fine Motor/Writing.
-Online Resources: Three pages of online resources are included.
These pages include links to online learning games, storytelling sites
and videos & songs that reinforce basic skills and learning concepts.
The names of the websites and addresses are provided. These
resources are also clickable links (that will work if you choose to
email this file to families).
-Learning Resources:The final section of this packet includes
some “extra” learning tools that families may find useful as they
prepare for first grade. This section includes: alphabet cards,
numeral cards, phonics cards, sight words, and posters that display
phonics and math concepts.
Here is what others have had to say about this resource:
-"This is absolutely amazing! I bought this to work with my granddaughter over the summer, and now I feel very well prepared! Thank you!"
-"I really like the simplicity of the activities for the parents to do at home. I especially like that all of the activities are play-based, which they should be at for this age group."
I have enjoyed using these activities as I play with my own 4 children and I am excited to pass it on to my students and yours this year. I want all of our young students to have a FUN summer of playing and learning!
***Please note: This resource offers the SAME materials in a 72 page “print version” (in all black & white to conserve ink) and a 72 page “digital version”- designed to email directly to families. (The digital version includes color & clickable links.) The only difference between the two packets is the color & clickable links. This is two versions of the same material.****