Winter Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

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This set of 10 winter-themed centers includes the following math and literacy activities:

* Polar Bear Reading Party This reading board game comes with 3 sets of cards (sight words; sight word sentences; and sentences with blends, digraphs, and long vowels), a 2-page game board, directions, game pieces, 2 full-color recording pages to laminate, and 4 black line pages.

* Snow Fort Sort In this activity, students will sort short vowel sound words according to word families. It comes with snow fort cards, 40 word cards to sort, a directions page, one full-color recording page to laminate, and 3 black line pages.

* Snow Day! This is a reading board game. It comes with a 2-page game board, 2 sets of cards (CVC words and CVCe words), one editable page so you can add your own words, game pieces, a directions page, 1 full-color recording page, and 2 black line pages.

* Polar Puzzles For this center activity, students join onsets and rimes to make CVC words. There are 12 puzzles in this set. It comes with one full-color recording page and one in black line.

* Winter Word Sort In this activity, students sort real and nonsense words. This set comes with 20 words to sort, a directions page, a full color recording page, and a black line recording page.

* Playful Penguins This card game focuses on counting quantities of ten or less. The set includes number cards up to 10, a directions page, one full-color recording page to laminate, and 2 black line pages. (NOTE: You will need to include counting chips with this game.)

* Feed the Penguins This is an addition activity featuring adorable penguins! There are 25 addition problems that can be laminated as one sheet to show a pattern or cut apart for more of a challenge. Students use counters to solve each problem then write in the answers. It comes with 5 pages of addition problems, fish counters, a directions sheet, and 1 cut-and-glue page.

* Penguin Party I have included two addition games because my students need the practice! This is a card game where students draw 2 cards and add the numbers together. It’s easier because students can count the objects on each card. This game comes with cards, a directions page, 1 recording page to laminate for classroom use, and 2 black line pages.

* Winter Measurement This is a set of 4 pages. Each page has 4 objects for students to measure with cubes and compare. There is one black line page.

* Snowy Subtraction This center activity has 30 subtraction problems. Students cross out the items subtracted and write each answer. It comes with one black line page.

This product addresses the following Common Core Standards* for kindergarten math and language arts:

K.CC.A.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence.
K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20.
K.CC.B.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things.
K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, 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.
K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.
K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference.
RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
RF.K.1c Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
RF.K.2c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
RF.K.2e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight.
RF.K.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.

*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

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