One of my favorite ways to bring some seasonal fun to the classroom is during centers! Adding seasonal activities to the center rotations can be a simple way to keep students engaged in literacy and math practice. After your students have had a chance to get in the swing of centers with back-to-school activities, they’ll be ready to think about scarecrows, falling leaves, and apple harvest! In this post, I want to share a variety of fall centers for kindergarten that help your students become confident and independent learners!
Kindergarten Literacy Centers for Fall
Your students will be excited to see the theme for each of these fun fall literacy activities for kindergarten. They will have so much fun with these activities, they might even forget they’re hard at work practicing literacy skills!
Help your students hear the syllables in words with the Apple Tree Syllables activity. They will practice listening for the number of syllables in words as they say the name of each picture. Then they will add the apple to the correct tree.
The Hay Full of Rhymes center will help students match rhyming words based on the pictures they see. Students will love to find the right haystack for each scarecrow to stand on!
Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
As students progress through the fall, they will be ready to do more activities that require letter knowledge. Children who need to practice identifying the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters will benefit from the Sorting Letters center. Then they can move on to matching the uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter with the Basket of Apples Letter Match activity.
The Colorful Apples activity helps children identify letters and practice letter formation. They can practice tracing letters using the same color shown on each apple card.
Learning how to identify beginning sounds is a very important part of literacy instruction in the fall. A Basket Full of Beginning Sounds is a fun way to practice listening for the beginning sound as students say a word. Students can match an apple letter card to the basket with the correct beginning sound. When students are ready for more of a challenge, they can match both the uppercase and lowercase letters to the correct picture in the Scarecrow Beginning Sounds center.
As students become more comfortable with beginning sounds, they can use that knowledge to complete the Beginning Sounds Mystery Picture activity. Students can also practice letter formation as they identify beginning sounds in the Let’s Write and Find center activity.
Once students are in the routine of literacy centers and are ready to practice sight words, they will enjoy the Acorn Sight Words activity! Students will build sight words with acorn cards to match each word card. They can also practice identifying and writing fun fall-themed words with this write the room activity.
The Spin and Graph Sight Words center can help students practice their graphing skills as they identify sight words! They will also love building sentences using sight words in the Sentence Unscramble center activity.
Kindergarten Math Centers for Fall
These fall math centers will help your students build number sense in a variety of ways!
It’s important to help students become more comfortable with using ten frames. They will use this tool all year, into first grade, and beyond! The Raking Up Ten Frames and Ten Frame Mystery Picture centers are both great ways to help students practice matching numerals to their corresponding ten frames. The All About Numbers center helps students model a number in multiple ways, including ten frames, tally marks, and fingers. Students can also practice writing each number!
Counting and One-to-One Correspondence
Centers are a great way to help students practice one-to-one correspondence and counting in numerous ways. This will help them grow in confidence as they participate in future math tasks. Students can count out the correct number of apple cards for each wagon in the Apple Picking center. In the Counting Apples center, students can count the number of apples on a tree and find the basket with the matching number. Another fun counting activity that adds a bit of fine motor practice is the Count and Clip center. Students can count a variety of objects and then clip a clothespin onto the matching number.
Are your students ready for a counting challenge? They will love counting groups of objects in the Counting Mix Up center! Students will need to practice counting individual objects in a mixed-up group! Another fun center to practice counting in a different way is the Counting On Apple Seeds activity. Students will practice counting on from a given number.
Ordering and Comparing Numbers
This bundle of fall centers for kindergarten also includes fun activities for ordering and comparing numbers. Students can put number cards in order, with number strips for support. They can also identify the missing number in the Falling Leaves in Order activity.
Once students are comfortable with ordering numbers, they can put a variety of number cards in order to assemble a mystery picture! Finally, your students will love comparing numbers in this scarecrow-themed center where they identify which number is bigger.
If your students could still use some practice identifying 2D shapes, be sure to use the Roll, Find, and Color center. This center uses an easy-to-assemble die with shapes. Students will roll the die, find a matching shape on the recording sheet, and then color the shape. This center comes with dice for three different activity options: Identifying shapes, counting, and number identification.
Fall Centers for Kindergarten
All of the autumn-themed centers shown above are included in my bundle of Fall Literacy and Math Centers. Each center comes with a recording sheet for student accountability and an “I Can” picture card to encourage independence. If you would like to take a closer look at everything included in this bundle, you can find this product in the A Spoonful of Learning shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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