The season of spring is like taking a breath of fresh air. The days are longer, the flowers are blooming, and the weather is improving with every day that passes. April is such an exciting time in the kindergarten classroom! With spring in full swing, my students are full of energy and enthusiasm for learning. That’s why I incorporate these April Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten throughout the month.
Do your students love storytime? My kids look forward to gathering on the carpet to listen to a story. I always keep a basket of themed books near the rug and this list of spring read-alouds has some of my favorites for this season. I like to follow up on our spring stories with nature-inspired activities. This easy spring fingerprint craft and our Spring Flower Potato Painting Activity are easy to prep and the final products make for the perfect spring bulletin board in the classroom.
And while it is only April, the end of the school year is slowly creeping closer. I use spring activities for learning, like this April Literacy Journal, each day to help my students review their previously learned skills from earlier in the year. We can also practice and review skills with these editable puzzles when we celebrate Earth Day. Other Earth Day activities like this science unit help our young learners understand the importance of caring for the Earth. We always throw in some games with a seasonal theme; one of our student favorites is Spring Bingo. The giggles are contagious!
Keeping our kindergarten students learning while having fun this spring is made easy with these April Math and Literacy Centers for kindergarten. These spring centers are packed with engaging activities and resources that help our students develop important skills while also celebrating the joys of the season.
April Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten
You won’t believe how much you can do with these April-themed math and literacy centers for kindergarten.
Do you have your students rotate through centers or stations during math and literacy? Are you always looking for new activities to use in your small groups? Maybe you don’t run centers, but do you like to switch up the activities and lessons that you use with your entire class? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these April kindergarten centers are a necessity for you!
Covered in adorable spring, Easter, and Earth Day clipart, these spring-themed activities will give you 20 math and 20 literacy activities to use with your kindergarten students all April long.
Included in the April Kindergarten Centers
4 weeks of April Literacy Centers for Kindergarten:
- 4 Poems and Poetry Center Materials
- Writing Center Materials and 4 Sets of Writing Center Cards
- 4 Pocket Chart and Match-Up Activities
- 2 Write & Wipe Activities
- 2 Puzzles
- 4 Write the Room Activities with Differentiated Recording Sheets
Adding up to 20 literacy activities for kindergarten!
4 weeks of April Math Centers for Kindergarten:
- 4 Dice Games
- 4 Write & Wipe Centers
- 4 Partner Games
- 2 Puzzles
- 2 Match-Up Activities
- 4 Write the Room Centers with Differentiated Recording Sheets
Giving you 20 April math centers for kindergarten!
If you haven’t been counting, that equals FORTY printable April centers for kindergarten learners to use this spring. That is a lot of material to choose from!
The skills covered in the April math centers:
- 2D Shapes, 3D Shapes, Coins, Subitizing, Number ID, Subtraction, Addition, Word Problems, Decomposing/Composing Numbers, Number Order, Counting, One More/One Less, Graphing…and more!
The skills covered in the April literacy centers:
- Poetry, Writing, Sequencing, Sight Words, Alliteration, CCVC/CVCC Words, Digraphs, Blends, Word Families, Decoding…and more!
Using the April Kindergarten Centers
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the FORTY April-themed centers for kindergarten that come with this resource? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Remember there is no “right way” to use the centers, you can pick and choose which ones to use with your students and go from there. Here are some tips to get you started:
- After you purchase the centers, take a look at each set and write down what you plan to use. Figure out what you need to print out, copy, laminate, and cut. It’s always best to do this the month ahead, if you can.
- Remember that the first year of using these April kindergarten centers will be the most time consuming, but you can help out your future self by printing some of the centers on cardstock and laminating them for repeat future use.
- Think about how you will introduce all the centers and activities to your students. Will you introduce one set a week? Or all at once? Remember, it’s whatever works best for you and your students!
- Make sure to model and set clear expectations for the centers. Model each math and literacy activity explicitly and assist students the first time in the centers.
April Literacy Centers for Kindergarten
Write & Wipe and Puzzles
I use puzzles and write and wipe activities for my early finishers. They are easy to store and the kids can pull them out whenever they have a few extra minutes. The April puzzles and write and wipe activities cover these skills: blends, CCVC words, CVCC words, CVC words, and manipulating the ending sound in words.
Your students can practice rhyming and reading during April with 3 spring-themed poems and 1 nursery rhyme. The poems are about spring, rain, and Earth Day while the nursery rhyme is a common favorite called “Are you Sleeping?” Use the provided poetry notebooks and journal materials to have your students do so much more than read. Interacting with each poem will keep your students engaged and learning all month long.
Pocket Chart and Match-Ups
Since you’ll probably be talking about plants and gardening this spring, you’re sure to love the sequencing activity that comes in this month’s bundle. Your students can practice sequencing the steps of growing a plant and can use the differentiated writing sheets to write the steps down. These spring activities for kinder also include a sentence scramble activity, an alliteration match-up, and an editable sight word hide-and-seek activity.
Write the Room
We know that there will surely be some rainy days during spring, and there is no better way to get our kids up and moving while learning than with these literacy write the room activities. Your kindergarteners can practice blends, CCVC words, CVCC words, digraphs, decoding, and encoding with these spring and Easter activities.
Give your little learners writing cards and materials this April and see what they come up with! This month’s writing topics include Earth Day words, Easter words, Garden words, and Insect words. Display one set a week or give all four sets at once, it’s up to you!
April Math Centers for Kindergarten
These partner games make for a super engaging math center for your students. With a “Catch the Bunny” gameboard, a more/less spinner game, a number comparison card game, and a bunny “race to the top” game, your students will be having so much fun practicing their math skills that they won’t even realize they’re learning.
Match-Up Activities and Puzzles
Puzzles and match-up activities are easy centers to set up and teach to your students. These April math centers for kindergarten cover skills like addition word problems, attributes of 2D and 3D shapes, one more/one less, and subtraction word problems.
Write the Room
Write the room activities are great for moving around the room, but can also be used as task cards at a center. These April write the room activities cover these math skills: 2D shapes, graphing, missing number/number order, and one more/one less.
All you need for these games are some dice! How easy is that? Your kindergarten students will have a blast playing the “Roll a Bunny” game, completing a “Color by Code” activity while practicing subtraction, practicing graphing with a “Roll and Graph” activity, and playing a simple “Roll and Cover or Color” activity with these spring math centers.
Write & Wipe
Covering skills like adding to ten, identifying coins, missing numbers on a hundreds chart, and number sense for numbers one through twenty, these write and wipe activities will be a huge help for your students that need repetitive practice with familiar math skills.
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