Twelve standards based, hands on, developmentally appropriate thematic workstation activities for pre-k and struggling kindergarten students.
I keep these activities in my centers all year and change out the theme to keep students interested. A little novelty goes a long way! As I am adding new materials to centers and pulling small groups, my students always have these high quality activities to work with, and they already know the rules/procedures for these activities.
1. ABC Match
2. ABC Order
3. Blending (CVC words)
4. Board game (numbers 1-6)
5. Counting (0-9)
6. Initial Sound Discrimination (A-Z)
8. Number Order (1-10)
9. Patterns (color)
11. Sort and Order (by size)
12. Syllables (1-4)
All of these workstation activities are based on the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines which were updated in 2008. I have included the standard for each activity in the instructions section.
The activities are planned for a wide developmental range as NAEYC suggests. Included in this instructions document are ideas to help you with differentiating the activities. This ensures that they are accessible for lower students and challenging for higher students.
Finally, the workstation activities are thematically based - Valentine's Day Theme. I am a big fan of using themes as vehicles for instruction. Using thematic units enables teachers to more easily teach across the curriculum and makes it easier for students to build connections between different subjects.
Just print, laminate and cut to use with manipulatives you already have in your classroom (plastic letters/numbers, unifix cubes or colored 1" cubes, dice and clothespins), The free preview contains two of the number puzzles which are included in this set. Enjoy!!!