August is almost here! And with August comes the first day of school! No matter how long I do this, I always get so excited each year to set up my classroom and meet my new crop of students. But before then, explore these engaging August Math & Literacy Centers for your Pre-K students. They are perfect for back-to-school preparation and fun end-of-summer learning.
To start off the school year, I enjoy sending home these welcome notes to get my students excited for the year to come. We start our first few days of school with this Kissing Hand cookie activity. We review all of our new school supplies with these cute clip cards and have tons of laughter and fun with back-to-school bingo. While August is exciting and fun, the learning starts ASAP when the kids get into my classroom! We work on foundational skills with hands-on activities like this pencil name building project and this simple shape pencil craft.
I introduce the letters of the alphabet using all sorts of great resources, including these uppercase alphabet posters. And since I love to get my students learning the routines that we’ll be using all year long as soon as they start school in August, I don’t waste any time teaching digital learning stations with these August back-to-school digital games.
Speaking of routines, one of the most important routines I teach my students immediately is our centers routine! I use centers all year long to help my students practice their skills in a more independent way, while giving me the freedom to work with students one-on-one or in small groups. These August Math and Literacy Centers for Pre-k are the perfect centers to start with!
August Math & Literacy Centers for Pre-k
This bundle of centers is full of summer-themed pre-k learning centers that are guaranteed to get your students learning AND having fun all August long!
With this bundle, you’ll get FORTY centers to use with your pre-k students. You can use them in your centers or stations, as whole-group activities, independent work, or even as small-group work.
These center activities are so versatile, and your students will love how much fun they’ll be having while using these back-to-school pre-k centers.
Included in the Pre-k Math & Literacy Centers for August
20 Pre-k August Math Centers:
- Partner Games
- Write & Wipe Centers
- Math Write the Room
- Dice Games
- Match-Up Activities
20 Pre-k Literacy Centers for August:
- Poetry Center
- Write & Wipe Centers
- Literacy Puzzles
- Match-Ups and Pocket Chart Activities
- Literacy Write the Room Centers
- Writing Center Materials
Skills covered in the August Math Centers for Pre-k
- Graphing, Comparing Numbers, Counting to 5, Patterns, Same/Different, Number Sense, Ten Frames, Colors, 2D Shapes…and more!
Skills covered in the August Pre-k Literacy Centers
- Writing, Poetry, Sequencing, Sight Words, Letter ID, Beginning Sounds, Handwriting, Rhyming…and more!
Using the Pre-k August Math and Literacy Centers
Once you purchase and download the pre-k August activities, you can look through all 40 August pre-k centers. We suggest making a list of what you definitely want to print, copy, laminate, etc. You can save the files to your computer, but you can also always access them from your account in our store from any computer at any time.
Here are some of my favorite tips for using these centers:
- Prep ahead of time. Have these centers ready to go before you want to use them.
- Prep to reuse. A lot of the activities can be printed on cardstock and/or laminated or put in page protectors. By doing this, you’re helping out your future self and making next year’s prep much, much easier!
- Have a plan. Mark in your planner which centers you’re going to introduce each week.
- Not using everything? Print and save any centers you’re not using for a day where you have some time to fill, need something fresh and exciting, or need something easy to have the kids do with a substitute.
- Set CLEAR expectations for your students. Build a routine with these centers. Model the directions explicitly and set clear and concise rules and procedures around each type of center.
- Have fun! These pre-k August centers are sure to find your students having so much fun that they won’t even realize that they’re learning!
Materials Needed for the Pre-k August Math and Literacy Centers
Pre-k August Math Centers
Looking for some simple math activities for pre-k in August? Look no further than our four dice games! These games are easy to prep and fun to play. The August dice games cover skills including numbers 0-5, 2D shapes, and graphing. Your students will even get to roll and build a pencil person!
A great way to get your students practicing math skills, while also learning how to work and play with their new classmates, is through partner games. With these four end-of-summer pre-k math games, your students can review colors, numbers 0-5, counting, and ten frames.
Math Puzzles and Match-Ups
With two math puzzles and two math match-up activities, your students will enjoy practicing colors, patterns, 2D shapes, and identifying numbers. You will love having these pre-k August math activities to use in your classroom during the back-to-school season!
Write & Wipe Activities
You’ll definitely want to laminate these write and wipe activities or put them in a page protector so that you can reuse them over and over again! The four August write and wipe activities cover skills like comparing numbers to 5, identifying numbers 1-10, representing numbers, and writing numbers. You can even use the black & white option as consumable printables if dry erase isn’t an option.
Write the Room Centers
Get your class full of new kiddos up and moving with the four August write the room centers. These hands-on math centers will help your students practice comparing numbers to 5, counting objects, working with patterns, and identifying things that are the same and different.
Pre-k Literacy Activities for August
Pocket Charts and Match-Ups
Our collection of pocket chart and match-up activities are great for your pre-k students because they include big, colorful pieces that will entice your little learners and that allow them to physically manipulate what they’re working with. These early literacy activities for August include a match-up that practices upper and lowercase letters, a sequencing activity, an editable sight word hide-and-seek game, and an August-themed sentence scramble.
Write & Wipe Centers and Puzzles
The two August write and wipe centers will help your students practice their prewriting skills with a line tracing activity, as well as uppercase letters with a letter tracing activity. The two pre-k literacy puzzles will help your little ones with beginning sounds and identifying uppercase and lowercase letters.
Write the Room
If you’re looking for more pre-k alphabet learning activities for August, we’ve got you covered with our four August literacy write the room centers. Your students can practice beginning sounds, identifying letters, sorting letters and numbers, and even rhyming with these pre-k literacy centers.
Our writing center materials are great to use as vocabulary-building activities for August with your new class of students. With four different sets of word cards, your students can write and draw using class schedule words, five senses words, school supply words, and yummy food words. Your writing center is a great place to see your new students’ creativity shine!
One of my favorite parts of heading back to school with these August literacy centers is that I get to use the poetry centers with my new students. I love poetry, and introducing it to my students in an age-appropriate way is so important to me. With three original poems and one familiar nursery rhyme, you can use all of our provided poetry materials, including posters, notebooks, and pocket chart pieces, to engage your students in exciting August poems!
Download the Pre-k Math and Literacy Centers for August now!
Prepare your pre-k students for back-to-school with our August Math & Literacy Centers. They’ll be having fun without realizing how much they’re learning.
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