Hi, Y’all! Happy fall.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to visit my little corner of the world. Today I wanted to share some of my Fall center ideas with you.
Go ahead and grab a bag or two. Or maybe you are chomping down on a bag right now. If you are nibbling away make sure to not eat the entire bag while reading this post! Save some for your littles. Besides, calories…and sugar… and corn syrup…and more sugar…and some mysterious ingredient that can only be described as orange wax that has been rolled in a pile of hot steaming garbage…many, many times.
Grab a sweater,
your favorite coffee mug,
and that candy that you should have put down by now,
and let’s dive in.
1. Pumpkin Teeth
In this center, the littles will practice reading number words one-ten. Students will take a pumpkin mat, read the number word, and will place that amount of teeth on the mat.
2/3. Pumpkin Ten/Twenty Frames
Raise your hand if you still have littles who are struggling with numbers, especially those tricky teens! Throw in some fun and seasonal practice with these cute little mats. You can even use tongs to get in some fine motor practice as well.
4. Greater/Less Than Task Cards
While scrolling aimlessly on Pinterest, I came across this candy comparing notebook activity from Amy Lemons. I knew that I wanted to create something similar for my littles. Enter these task cards. The littles will get to practice comparing numbers to 1-30.
5. Letter Formation
Do you have littles that still need help with letter formation? Need a new idea to spice up your alphabet center? Your littles will love this center and won’t even fuss about practicing their letters. These cards are a perfect way to get in some much needed practice with letters and provide visual support for those that need it.
There are 9 practice mats. Littles will practice nonstandard measuring using the candy corn as a manipulative. The little people will have a chance to measure length and height.
7. Making 10
Don’t you love teaching addition? It can be like pulling teeth! In kinder, students need lots and lots of hands on practice to grasp the concept. We pretty much practice addition from September-May and it can be pretty tricky to keep students interest while practicing the same skill over and over. These Making 10 cards make the skill a little less daunting for your little people and provide a fresh way to get in some practice.
8. Candy Shapes
Lastly, is the 2d shape center. Use the task cards to have your littles practice forming shapes. Students will need a tub full of candy corn and these task cards. You littles will enjoy being able to see and manipulate shapes in a new, fresh way.
Like what you see?
Enjoy the rest of your week.
See you later, gator.