Spring Literacy Centers Synonyms Literacy
★ Answer Keys, Recording Sheets & Awards
★ 4 Ways to Play - 35 page download
★ 120 Words (60 pairs of synonyms)
★ 5 complete sets with different Spring backings and print color of the synonyms to keep them separate.
★ Spring themes include: Spring Children, Frogs, Birds, Butterflies and Insects.
Designed to be printed out back to back with 5 distinct Spring graphics printing on the reverse side.
**First print pages 1-12.
**Next, place the word sheets face up and facing you in the printer’s paper tray.
**Now, print out pages 13-22 which contain 5 different types of backings (Spring graphics) that will be printed on the reverse side of each sheet. These graphics will keep the games separated.
**Page 23 contains all 5 answer keys.
**Pages 24-33 are ten optional recording sheets (one to match each activity backing) if you’d like students to write the pairs of synonyms. ) I have included the 5 different recording sheets in color as well as black and white. The color version can be laminated and put in the center for students to use with an erasable marker. OR you can use the black and white versions for students to record and then color the Spring graphic.
**Pages 34 and 35 are optional Synonyms Super Star Awards. 2 Color and 2 Black and White for students to color.
**Finally, just cut each word card sheet on the paper cutter into 12 square cards. If you prefer not to print out back to back, you can print out backings separately and glue to plain sides of word cards or use the cards without any backings.
The sets of cards can be used as follows:
Activity 1: Memory/Concentration - 5 separate games with 24 cards in each set. Place those 24 cards (12 pairs) face down in 4 rows of 6. Students play Memory or Concentration, turning over 2 cards at a time and keeping them if they are synonyms. The game is over when all cards are gone. The winner is the student with the most cards. Keep cards that belong together in individual baggies. It will be easy to keep the correct cards together because the backings will print out the same. Ask students to record the words if you’d like.
Simply give individuals or small groups of students the 24 cards in a set, and ask them to match them up as synonyms. Then students use the recording sheets to write the pairs of synonyms.
Activity 3: Play as a “Go Fish” game. Put 2 sets of cards together. Deal 5 cards to each player. A player asks another player, “Do you have a synonym for ‘big’?”, etc. If not, the player would draw a card from the pile. Instead of students holding cards in their hands, you can create a long tent with a sheet of 9 x 12 construction paper, and students can prop up their cards along the tent.
Activity 4: Print the sheets out, and do not cut up the flowers, lilypads, nests, leaves, or meadows. Keep each of those 5 sheets in tact to use as game boards. Cut up the Butterflies, Frogs, Birds, Insects, and Children Cards but do not run backings for them. Place all of those cards face down. Students take turns drawing cards and seeing if a card matches to any of the gameboards. If not, the card is returned. The first student to fill his or her game board is the winner.
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Spring Addition Fact Activities
3 Ways to Play - 24 page download - Addition Facts to 18 (Subtraction Facts available in my other product listings.)
Spring Subtraction Facts Activities -
3 Ways to Play – 190 Facts -
42 page download – 190 Subtraction Facts to 18 (Addition Facts available in my other product listings .)
Spring Emergent Reader - Mini-Book -
8 pages per book (cover and 7 pages)
4 Versions - 10 Page Download
1 version in full color to put in your class library or make colored copies for a guided reading group.
1 version in black and white ready for your students to read, color and take home to share.
1 version without illustrations ready for your students to show their comprehension by illustrating it themselves.
1 version with fill in the blanks for your students to create their own Spring little book.
Spring Emergent Readers | Signs of Spring Emergent Reader Mini Books
- 37 Page Download - 3 Different Reading Levels – Emergent Reader & 2 Harder - 4 versions of each book.
Spring Songs and Poems - Shared Reading and Fluency
+ 12 Finger Puppets - Signs of Spring -
28 page file – All Illustrated with Spring themed Graphics-Full Color and Black and White for students to color.
8 Spring Songs/Poems to sing to popular children’s songs.
Sing about spring birds, spring bees, spring ladybugs, spring flowers, spring frogs, and spring ducks.
12 Spring Finger Puppets – 12 color and 12 black and white.
Just choose those you like, and print just those pages.
Sing to familiar tunes, or chant.
Use some or all year after year during the Spring season.
Spring Antonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets & Award
4 Ways to Play
39 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms) – Answer Keys- 5 complete sets with different Spring backings and print color to keep them separate.
Spring or Easter Basket Project Poems and M&M Math Literacy Center
23 Page Download – Literacy and Math Center - 4 poems - 2 sizes of poems - Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle. There are versions of the poems with and without references to Easter in case your school does not celebrate Easter.
Spring or Easter Basket Project and Poem-
7 Page Download - Can be used in conjunction with my jelly bean math or M&M math if you want to add candy to the baskets. Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle.
Spring or Easter Basket Project & Poems with Jelly Bean Math
25 Page Download - Two patterns for baskets, one that prints out in color and one in black and white. You may also print out the color one in black and white, and students can color that one as well. Just cut out, fold in the tabs, and glue or use clear tape. The long rectangular shape is the handle.
Spring Jelly Beans Math and Literacy Center -
11 Page Download - Math Activities and Shared Reading
Give each student a baggie or paper cup with regular colored jelly beans. If you have a large class, you can ask students to work with a partner.
Spring Build A Word Wheels – Set 1 –
Different Ways To Use and Record – 63 Different Combinations of Wheels, so you can make 63 Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 Word Builder Awards and 8 Recording Sheets – Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students -
7 inner wheels and 9 outer wheels
Spring Contractions Soccer
20 Page Download-48 Pairs of Contractions and Contractions Soccer – 4 Separate Sets –48 Pairs of Contractions and Their Components- 25 Page Download – Text is color coded to keep sets separated.
2 Ways to Play - Soccer balls with 2 words that can be made into a contraction match up to soccer nets with the matching contractions. Optional recording sheets for students to write the contractions and the two words from which each is made. Answer keys for each set are included. Play as a simple independent activity or as a game.
Spring Contractions – 4 Separate Sets –
48 Pairs of Contractions and Their Components- 29 Page Download –
Text is color coded to keep sets separated.
2 Ways to Play - Frogs, Insects, Butterflies and Spring Children with 2 words that can be made into a contraction match up to Lily Pads, Leaves, Flowers, and Meadows with the matching contractions.
Optional recording sheets for students to write the contractions and the two words from which each is made.
Answer keys for each set are included.
Play as a simple independent matching activity or as a partner game.
Spring Counting and Skip Counting Activities
38 Page Download - Spring Themes: Spring Children, Spring Butterflies, Spring Flowers, Birds, Spring Frogs, and Spring Insects -
Spring introduction to or review of counting and skip counting by ones, twos, fives and tens to 100.
Spring Literacy Center Activities – Birds and Nests – Onset Rime DIBELS
27 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 24 onsets and 30 rimes. Colorful birds with onsets (beginning sounds and digraphs) match up to bird’s nests with simple rimes (i.e. –at, -ip, -et). Optional recording sheets for students to write the cvc onset rime words they form. Play as a simple pick a bird game and match it to a nest with a rime that forms a word. OR play Real or Nonsense? This set integrates nicely with Level 2 to make the activity gradually more difficult and allow you to differentiate.
Spring Literacy Centers: Birds and Nests! Onset Rime DIBELS –
Word Building – Level 2
More Complex Words
36 Page Download - 3 Ways to Play - 60 onset and 60 rimes. Birds with onsets (single consonants AND consonant blends and digraphs, 2 and 3 letter blends and digraphs) match up to birds’ nests with more complex rimes (i.e. est, ill, –aid, ore, ide, ight, etc.). You can use it in conjunction with my first set that focuses on c-v-c words to make the first set harder gradually and then progress to just this set. Optional recording sheets for students to write the words they form.
Spring Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –
Level 1 -
5 Different Game Boards
19 Page download - 5 different Spring themed game boards for the first 106 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners. (Game boards with the last 114 Dolch are available in my product listings.) Some of the spinners have higher numbers to make the game go faster. You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Spring.
Spring Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities – Level 2 -
Last 114 Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns
5 Different Game Boards
5 different Spring themed game boards for last 114 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns.
19 Page Download (Gameboards with the first 106 Dolch words are available in my product listings.)
I have included 6 spinners, 8 recording sheets and 4 Sight Words Awards. Some of the spinners have higher numbers to make the game go faster. You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Spring.
Spring Sight Word Activities SET TWO – 10 Sets – Memory, Roll and Read, Old Maid, Follow the Path, Spring Snowflake and more!
5 Ways to Play
55 page download – Last 120 Dolch Words. (See set 1 in my other product listings for the first 100 Dolch Words with different backings and font size to differentiate from set 2.) You can print it out as is, but it is designed to be printed out back to back with 10 different sets of Spring graphics printing on the reverse side to keep the 10 sets separate.
10 Recording Sheets with Coordinating Graphics to match each game, and 4 Spring themed Sight Word Awards.
Spring Sight Word Activities-
SET One – 10 Sets – Memory/Concentration, “Spring Blizzard!”
Card Game and more! – blank cards for theme words or students’ names, too…5 Ways to Play - Memory, Old Maid, Follow the Path, Roll and Read, Spring Blizzard - Print With or Without Backings
55 page download - First 100 Dolch Words. (See set 2 in my other product listings for the last 120 Dolch Words.)
Spring Synonym Soccer – 60 Pairs of Synonyms –
28 Page Download – 3 Ways to Play - Soccer balls with synonyms match up to soccer nets with the matching synonyms. Optional recording sheets for students to write the pairs of synonyms. Answer keys for each set are included. Play as a simple independent activity or as a game.
Spring Synonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets & Awards-
4 Ways to Play -
35 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of synonyms) –
5 complete sets with different Spring backings and print color of the synonyms to keep them separate. Spring themes include: Spring Children, Frogs, Birds, Butterflies and Insects.