September Cross-Curricular Buttons, Stars & Animals Themed Literacy and Math Center Games
That Can Be Used with the Books Pete the Cat and His Groovy Buttons & Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Depending on the activity, prep may include printing on copy paper or cardstock, laminating, cutting and putting together materials for the number of students that you have. Directions to all activities are on a center game sheet.
Resources Include the Following Center Games:
☉ Animal Match Colors Game
☉ Button CVC Make a Word Game
☉ I See Stars Word Game
☉ Star Beginning Sound Clip Game
☉ Button Mats
☉ Star Roll and Cover
☉ Button Number Roll
☉ Star Addition Card Game
Literacy Center Games
Animal Match Colors Game: Memory Game:
Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if the animals color matches the color word. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game. Matching Game:
Make two sets of the cards and students play as above, but must match the two colors of the animals or the two color words that are the same.. The person who has the most matches wins he game. Can be used with the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Button CVC Make a Word Game:
Students insert vowels buttons onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper or I have included two Make A Word sheets for students to write their words on. Can be used with the story Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons..
I See Stars Word Game:
Students place a star letter card inside the magnify glass to make a word with the word family on the handle of the lens. Students can read the words, write them on white boards, or I have provided sheets for them to write real and not real words or short vowel words.
Star Beginning Sound Clip Game:
Children look at the picture in the star and decide what sound that picture begins with. Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct letter that makes that same beginning sound as the picture.
Math Center Games
Use these button mats with students to help them with their one-to-one correspondence and counting skills. Print and laminate the cards so students can place the correct number of buttons that corresponds with the numeral on the page and also practice writing the numerals with markers. Can be used with the story Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
Star Roll and Cover:
(2 different games) One Dice Roll:
Roll one die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins! Two Dice Roll
: Roll two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins!
Button Number Roll:
(2 different games) One Die
--Taking turns, children roll 1 die and cover or color a button in the square above that number of dots. The first person to reach the top of any column wins the game! There is a black and white page for copying. You can use real buttons too! Two Dice-
-Taking turns, children roll 2 dice and cover or color a button in the square above that number of dots. The first person to reach the top of any column wins the game! There is a black and white page for copying. You can use real buttons too!
Star Addition Card Game:
(0-10) Students match the addition number sentence with the amount of stars on the cards. This game can also be played as a matching game or memory by limiting the amount of cards to play with.
Kids have some button, star & animal themed fun while learning!
☉ Literacy Unit: September
☉ Literacy & Math Centers Bundle: September-November
☉ Button Mats Math Center Freebie
☉ Literacy Year Long Bundle
☉ Literacy Units Bundle: September-November