Check out this great list of activities for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade!
Read all about this fun Meet the Teacher activity, along with several back to school anchor charts and class posters that are perfect for the start of the new school year
I LOVE this letter recognition resource for guided reading, one-to-on instruction and intervention! It fits into a binder and is SO versatile! It’s a must have if you teach pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or ESL students!
Teaching adjectives and verbs with popcorn?! Sign. Me. Up. This activity is teacher and student-approved. I promise, your kiddos will love it and will be talking about it all school year long. Plus, they’ll have a great foundation for these concepts afterward!
If you teach little guys, then the start of the year is all about teaching them foundational skills in everything. Which is why I love math crafts! They’re a fun way to reinforce foundational numeracy skills, such as subitizing and making ten, along with fine motor work and following directions! #winning
And, if you want to get your kiddos pumped up about a school year full of reading, while teaching them to LOVE books, then you have to check out these activities that help celebrate reading! They will share out their thoughts on their favorite books – and work on their reading reading comprehension skills as an added bonus!
Another great must-have for teaching foundational math skills is this math binder that’s great for small group instruction, math stations, and intervention. Teachers will appreciate the simplicity of the format and students benefit from the engaging activities!
Lastly, is this resource that includes FIFTY SETS of flashcards based off of kindergarten and first grade standards. They are extremely versatile and can be added to a number of activities that you already do in your classroom – from centers to small group to guided reading – the possibilities are endless!
This is the *best* science curriculum for the start of the school year! Your students will familiarize themselves with introductory science vocabulary, concepts, and skills – including safety!
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Appropriate for Grades: kindergarten, first grade, second grade
Skill: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones
This math craft is perfect for using with students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working with base ten. It aligns with Common Core StandardCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2 and will fit into your math curriculum activities for teaching students represent numbers using base ten blocks. All the templates pictured are included, making this a fun and easy activity to complete with your kiddos. It’s fun, engaging, and simple to do!
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Appropriate for Grades: pre-K, kindergarten, first grade
This math craft is perfect for using with students in pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade to reinforce patterning. It’s fun, engaging, and simple to do!
Appropriate for Grades: pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, second grade
Skill: making ten
This math craft is perfect for using with students in pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade who are working on making ten. It aligns with Common Core Standard CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 and will fit into your math curriculum activities for teaching students to make a ten. It’s fun, engaging, and simple to do!
Do your kiddos have a number sense kit at the ready for use during small or whole group math activities? If not, I’ve put together a FREE number sense starter kit that you can download, print, and start using NOW!
I find that they store VERY easy in a clear plastic sleeves, gallon-sized baggies, OR these amazing dry erase pockets. I own the neon set (pictured in the images below) and I LOVE them. They’re 9×12″ so they’re plenty big to slide toolkit pieces and activity mats in and out of with ease.
(The activity mats pictured above can be found HERE.)
ETA: If you are not able to access the materials via the links or graphic (they’re working for some, but not others – I have no clue what the issue is!), here’s the link you can copy and paste into your browser to take you to the resource:
Lastly, here’s an affiliate link to the dry erase pockets:
Sooooo, do y’all love to incorporate food into your teaching? Whether it’s using marshmallows to teach place value or making a rainbow-colored cake while reading The Wizard of Oz, I LOVE to find an opportunity to sneak a little snack into curriculum 😉
So, there was no question in my mind that Cheez-its would make excellent math manipulatives. Amiright?!
This FREE printable contains three differentiated activity mats to use with your favorite cheese crackers! Use the large space to write number sentences, create number stories, make number bonds, write equations, count, or whatever else you can think of! Each page has either a five frame, ten frame, or two ten frames for working with numbers 0 to 20. This is a great number sense activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!
You can snag this little freebie HERE or by clicking the graphic below.
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As I’ve been preparing for the Get Your Teach On Conference (which is NEXT WEEK, btw! Eeeeh!), I’ve been thinking a lot about number development and all the fun things you can do with it. My Pinterest board is just FULL of ideas, including a set of math craft for kiddos in kindergarten and first grade that you just have to check out!
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Each math craft supports a skill in number development. This one is probably my *favorite* to go along with subitizing. Stare into my subit-eyes….
I call these guys Dice Dudes and they’re the cool way to subitize the dots on dice! The white dot stickers are from The Dollar Tree.
Working with number bonds or missing numbers? Follow up instruction with one of these fun little crafts!
Oooh, I love this one, too! This one if perfect for the beginning of the year (when you’re working on color identification, too!). Make 5 or 10 with a box of Countolas!
And, though Pattern Laundry doesn’t work with numbers directly, recognizing and creating patterns is definitely a precursor for recognizing patterns in numbers! I love this one because you can use it in a few different ways and let kids customize it with their creativity, too!
Lastly, how about a little fun with base ten confetti?!
All of these activities can be purchased in a 10-craft bundle by clicking the graphic below.
However, you can also snag each craft individually, too! Just click the craft you’re interested in below.
I’ll be back with some more ways to incorporate each of these activities seamlessly into your instruction, along with hands-on activities, too! #comingsoon