Summer themed printable math, literacy, colors, and shape activity centers for preschool and kindergarten

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Numeracy

Cactus numbers, fill in the blank. How cute is this cactus and flowers number set?! This missing number activity is perfect for your math center! I use these Wooden letters/numbers with this activity and the kids love them! Adds another texture/element to the task. There are 20 total numbers 1-20.


Your kiddos will learn to: Count to 20, identify numbers 1-20, and use problem solving skills to determine which number is missing.

Directions:

  • Look at the numbers on each cactus flower
  • Count to 20 until you reach the one that is missing
  • Place/write the missing number on the empty cactus flower

To extend this activity you can have them draw it independently on a piece of paper/whiteboard. Click here to view video preview

Ice cream cone play dough number mats. Summer is heating up, and you and your kiddos are going to love cooling down with this set! This activity is perfect for your numeracy, sensory, and science/stem center! It is so versatile, there are many uses for these full page number mats 1-20.

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

Directions:

  • 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?

To extend this activity you can have them write it on a piece of paper/whiteboard. Click here to view video preview.

BBQ number names and number recognition. Hello summer time! Let’s cook up some fun with this number reading and identification activity.

Your kiddos will learn to: Read and identify numbers 1-20.


Directions:

  • Identify the number on the grill
  • Read the numbers on the hotdogs
  • Attach a clothespin to the correct number

To extend this activity you can have them write the number on a piece of paper or whiteboard. Click here to view video preview.

Literacy

Cactus letters, fill in the blank. How cute is this matching cactus and flowers letters set?! (Matches the number set) This missing letter of the alphabet activity is perfect for your literacy center! I use these Wooden letters/numbers with this activity and the kids love them! Adds another texture/element to the task.

Your kiddos will learn to: Recite the alphabet, identify uppercase from lowercase, and identify their letters.

Directions:

  • Look at letters on each cactus flower
  • Recite your alphabet until you reach the one that is missing.
  • Place/write the missing letter on the cactus flower

To extend this activity you can have them draw it independently on a piece of paper/whiteboard. Click here to view video preview.

Ice cream cone play dough letter mats. Summer is heating up, and you and your kiddos are going to love cooling down with this set! This activity is perfect for your literacy, sensory, and science/stem center! It is so versatile, there are many uses for these full page letter mats.

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 šŸ™‚

Directions:

  • 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?

To extend this activity you can have them draw it independently on a piece of paper/whiteboard. Click here to view video preview.

Lemonade CVC spelling. When life hands you lemons, spell CVC words! This activity is perfect for your summer literacy lessons. Learn to read, spell and identify CVC words. 36 total.

Your kiddo will learn to: Read, identify and spell 36 CVC words.

Directions:

  • Identify the image
  • Sound out each letter to spell the word
  • Fill in the blanks to complete the word
  • Use the word list page to guide you

To extend this activity you can have them write it on a piece of paper/whiteboard. Click here to view video preview.

Other

Pineapple shapes identify and trace. Hello summer time! Let’s cool down with this sweet pineapple shape activity. 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.

Directions:

  • Read the word below the pineapple
  • Identify the shape of the pineapple
  • Trace the pineapple
  • Attach a clothespin to the matching piece of pineapple

To extend this activity you can have them identify the shape around the room.

Click here to view video preview

Ocean color sorting. Summer is here and this color sorting activity is HOT! Learn to read, sort and identify primary colors, secondary colors, and more.


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

Directions:

  • Read the color on the ocean scene
  • Add the correctly colored ocean items to the cart
  • There are 3 of each color

To extend this activity you can have them identify that color around the room. Click here to view video preview.

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