9 minimal prep activities you need for your spring preschool-kindergarten centers

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Math/numbers/numeracy

Ladybug count and clip. This super cute activity is so easy to set up and use.

Your kiddos will learn to: Count to 20, identify numbers 1-20, and enhance fine motor and visual skills.

  • Print and laminate your cards
  • Count the black dots on the ladybug and then attach a clothespin or circle the corret number below.

To extend this activity head outside and find some live ladybugs to count! Click here to preview

Read it, Trace it, Count it, Color it! RTCC This counting activity is perfect for your math and literacy activity center! There is a 4 step process to learning your numbers that makes it so fun and engaging, your kids will not want to stop!

Your kiddos will learn to: Read and identify their numbers, trace and write their numbers, count to 20, and color to 20.

  • Read the number in the box in the top right corner
  • Trace the number at the top left corner
  • Count the pots in the center
  • Color the flowers at the bottom

To extend this activity you can have them count/line up manipulatives. These would be perfect! Click here to preview

Manipulatives

April showers number tracing. April showers bring May flowers. Trace your numbers 1-20 with these cute flash cards!

Your kiddo will learn to: Identify and trace numbers 1-20.

  • Identify the number on the card
  • Trace the inside of each number

To extend this activity you can have them draw the number in a sand tray. Click here to preview

Play dough number mats. These can be used in a variety of ways! I use mine mostly for play dough.

Number wall, flash cards, counting, etc.

Your kiddos will learn to: Identify and count to the number, and then form the number using play dough. Great for fine motor skills as well. 

I make my own scented play dough for each months theme. I would love to hear your suggestions! Shoot me a message on IG πŸ™‚

  • Look at the number
  • What number do you see?
  • Can you count to that number?
  • Can you trace inside of the lines?
  • Can you write it independently?
  • Can you make the number with play dough?
  • Can you line up manipulatives inside of the number?
  • Can you trace it in the sand?

Click here to preview

Literacy/letters

Line tracing patterns. These beautiful line patterns are a hit in my class, and I know they will be in yours! There are 24 cards total, 22 with variating lines, and 2 that are blank.

Your kiddo will learn to: Develop writing skills, fine motor skills, and trace lines.

  • Trace the line on each card
  • Use the blank card to create your own line, or try to independently draw the lines from one of the cards.

To extend this activity you can have them draw the line in a sand tray. Click here to preview.

April showers letter tracing. Trace your alphabet with these cute flash cards!

Your kiddo will learn to: Identify and trace uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

  • Identify the letter on the card
  • Trace the inside of each letter

To extend this activity you can have them draw the number in a sand tray. Click here to preview.

Spring flowers CVC matching game. You are going to have butterflies with this CVC flash card matching game! There are 36 words total, and 36 images to match.

Your kiddo will learn to: Read and identify, and match CVC words and images.

  • Read the word on the pot by sounding out each letter.
  • Find the corresponding image and place it on top/below/next to/underneath.

To extend this activity you can have them write the word on a piece of paper or white board. Click here to preview.

Play dough letter mats. These can be used in a variety of ways! I use mine mostly for play dough.

Letter wall, flash cards, spelling, phonics etc.

Your kiddos will learn to: Identify the letter (uppercase & lowercase) and the sound it makes, and then form the letter using play dough. Great for fine motor skills as well.

I make my own scented play dough for each months theme. I would love to hear your suggestions! Shoot me a message on IG πŸ™‚

  • Look at the letter
  • What sound does it make?
  • What starts with that letter/sound?
  • Is it uppercase or lowercase?
  • Can you trace inside of the lines?
  • Can you write it independently?
  • Can you make the letter with play dough?
  • Can you line up manipulatives inside of the letter?
  • Can you trace it in the sand?

Click here to preview.

Colors & Shapes

Butterfly shape trace. You and your kiddos are going to have so much fun tracing these butterfly wing shapes! There are 12 shapes total:

  1. circle
  2. oval
  3. square
  4. rectangle
  5. triangle
  6. trapezoid
  7. diamond
  8. pentagon
  9. hexagon
  10. octagon
  11. heart
  12. star

Your kiddos will learn to: Read, identify and trace shapes.

  • Read the word below the butterfly
  • Identify the shape of the wings
  • Trace the wings

To extend this activity you can have them find an object around the room with that shape.

Butterfly color sorting. Learning to read, identify and sort these butterfly colors can be fun with this super cute set!

Your kiddos will learn to: Read, identify, and sort primary colors, secondary colors, and black, brown, gray, white, and pink.

  • Read the color on the net
  • Add the correctly colored butterflies on each net
  • There are 3 of each color

To extend this activity you can have them find that color around the room.

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