In this blog post: Join our Fall Sale-abration and grab 10 FREE math and literacy centers for Kindergarten, Pre-K, and 1st Grade! These fall activities are perfect for October and November.
It is officially the first day of fall and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s just something about the leaves changing and the cold air moving in that makes my heart sing.
You know I love any opportunity to celebrate, and today we’re kicking off the fall season with a HUGE fall freebie! I have 10 free fall centers for Kindergarten (and Pre-K and 1st grade) that your students are going to love.
Let’s take a closer look at the fall activities included in this giant math and literacy centers freebie, and then grab the free file at the end.
Fall Alphabet Dough Mats
Any excuse to add playdough, you know i’m going to take it! It’s such a great way to sneak in some extra fine motor practice while making students feel like they’re playing.
This fall literacy center is a fun spin on traditional alphabet playdough mats. For these free fall playdough mats, students will make the letter at the top with dough. Then, they will trace the letter in the boxes and then practice writing the letter in the boxes.
Alphabet Make It Mats
Another easy way to make students feel like they’re playing during Kindergarten centers is just to add in manipulatives!
For these Alphabet Make It Mats, students can make the letters using any of your favorite manipulatives. Just add magnetic bingo chips, mini-erasers, pom-poms, cubes, or more for instant engagement in alphabet practice!
Letter Formation Strips
Of course, if we’re working on building letters, we also want to work on writing letters and proper letter formation. These free alphabet trace and write strips are perfect for that!
Just add in a dry erase marker. Students will practice tracing the alphabet letter on each strip and then writing it in the boxes. I love the gray letters vs dotted letters because they’re easier for little hands to follow and trace!
Fall Letter Sorts
Are you someone who believes that worksheets can be a literacy center activity? Because I 100% am!
I don’t know what it is about these free fall worksheets, but my kindergarten students would pick these over any other center 9 times out of 10. Any chance to use scissors and glue!
For these free fall literacy worksheets, students will cut out the alphabet letter leaves and sort them to the correct tree. This set includes one page for each letter of the alphabet.
Ending Sounds Match Up
Do you have students who are ready for ending sounds? I don’t know what it is about this phonemic awareness skill, but it can be SO hard to find ending sound centers! That’s why I knew I needed to include one in this set of free fall centers for Kindergarten.
For this literacy center activity, students will match magnetic letters to the boxes. Then, they will identify the missing ending sound and match it.
P.S. Looking for more FREE ending sounds centers? Grab this set of Science of Reading Aligned Ending Sounds Literacy Centers below:
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Ending Sounds Centers
These ending sounds centers are perfect for identifying sounds in words!
Search and Count the Room
Our students need to get up and MOVE! There are so many times during the day when they have to sit, so we will take any opportunity to get them moving and grooving!
Math around the room is the perfect way to do that. For this Fall Search and Count math center, students will search the room for the picture cards. When they find one, they will count the pictures on the card and then write the number in the box. This set includes counting numbers up to 10.
Beginning Sounds Search the Room
Similar to Math Around the Room, we also love Write the Room to get students moving and learning. This fall literacy center adds a phonics twist!
For this phonics writing the room center, students will search for the picture cards around the room. When they find one, they will identify the missing beginning sound and write it on their recording sheet.
Are your students working on decomposing and making ten this fall? Shake and Spill is a classic math center activity for making ten, and this freebie adds a fun fall twist!
Students will shake up ten double-sided counters and spill them. They will arrange them on the pumpkin mat to help count. Then, they will color the pumpkins on their recording sheet to show the different ways they decomposed and made ten.
Magnet Match Up Mats
If you teach Preschool, Pre-k, or Kindergarten, you’re going to love these fall magnet match up mats! These alphabet mats work on visual discrimination and letter ID.
For these fall magnetic letter matching mats, students will match magnetic letters to the spots on the mat. Each mat includes every letter of the alphabet in random order, which makes it a little more challenging!
You can also use these mats during your Pre-Readers small groups! Have students pull a letter, identify it and say it’s sound, and then find the match on their mat.
Fall Roll and Color
Last but not least, we have a math center classic – roll and color!
This set of free fall math centers includes a version for 1 die, 2 dice, or 3 dice so your students can work on number sense or 2 or 3-digit addition.
Students will roll 1-3 dice, count the dots, and then color the matching number on their recording sheet.
Grab your FREE fall centers!
Are you ready to get your students moving and learning this fall with hands on math and literacy activities? Grab this set of FREE fall centers for Kindergarten, Preschool, Pre-K, or First Grade!
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10 Free Fall Centers
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