Are you looking for fun and meaningful take home activities for kindergarten? These Book Buddy Bags are the perfect way to engage and connect families to the learning at school and to enhance your home-school partnership! This product contains 10 different book buddy bag options - do one, some or all! The product contains all the book and extra supply suggestions for each bag, as well as teacher prep instructions, parent instructions, and all the activities included! Each bag focuses on different kindergarten level skills from letter recognition, rhyming, retelling, addition, number decomposition, fluency, STEM, and understanding changes in the seasons! These bags are a fantastic way to keep the learning happening at home and to connect with and engage families on a whole other level!
What Take Home Activities for Kindergarten Are Included?
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bag: Read alphabet books and complete alphabet sorts, hunts and other alphabet activities!
- Down By The Bay: Rhyming books and activities
- Pete the Cat: Compare and contrast two bedtime books by the same author; retell their favorite Pete the Cat story, and write about their bedtime.
- Brown Bear Brown Bear: Retell the story, roll and color, practice number decomposing with bears.
- Iggy Peck Architect: STEM practice - design, plan, and build
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Retell the story, compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction caterpillar books, writing response sheets
- At the Pond: Sing and act out 5 Green and Speckled Frogs and 5 Little Ducks, work on number decomposition with little ducks, count and add with Frog Roll and Cover and Duck Roll and Cover
- Elephant and Piggie: Retell favorite stories and work on fluency
- The Seasons: Read poetry, non-fiction, and math problems about the different seasons; observe a tree
- Paddington Bear: Students take turns taking home Paddington Bear and writing about their adventures. Then they can share with the class the following week.
What Skills Do These Take Home Activities for Kindergarten Address?
- Students will practice writing narrative events.
- Students will retell stories.
- Students will match and sort letters.
- Students will identify rhyming words.
- Students will compare and contrast stories.
- Students will practice decomposing numbers to 5.
- Students will add numbers up to 12.
- Students will design and build.
- Students will make an observational drawing.
- Students will practice reading with fluency.
What Standards Do These Take Home Activities For Kindergarten Address?
- W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
- CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
- CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences
- RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
- RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- RI.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
- RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
- RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
- RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
- RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
- K.CC.A.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
- K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
- K.OA.A.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
- K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.
- K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
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