April showers bring May flowers, and these spring learning activities bring lots of fun! This Spring Math and Literacy pack contains 14 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 6 centers that strengthen the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number formation
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– ABC order
– The concept of opposites
– Story sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Please note that these spring learning center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.
SPRING PATTERN BLOCK ACTIVITY MATS (COLOR 9/B&W 9) AND NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 66/B&W 66)
Supply children with pattern blocks. Learners will replicate the images on each mat and count the number of blocks used. The numbers may be recorded using the number cards or a dry erase marker (laminated mat) Discuss which blocks they used more or less of.
SPRINGTIME ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)
Provide mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!
KITE NUMBER QUANTITY TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
Use a hole punch to punch out the marked areas on the cards and supply children with plastic learning links. Students will create a kite tail by linking a numbered group of items to its corresponding kite. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.
SPRINGTIME RHYMING CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 14/B&W 14)
Supply students with clothespins. For added fun, these can be decorated with glitter and foam flower stickers. Students will say the names of each picture and find and mark its rhyming partner.
RAINBOW ALPHABET MATCH UP PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)
Cut the cards in half and have young learners match the upper and lowercase letters.
SPRING BEGINNING SOUNDS TASK CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)
Provide students with magnetic (plastic) letters. Learners will say the name of the featured items on the task card. They will then sort through the letters, finding their beginning sound partners and placing them on the appropriate spaces. If magnetic letters are unavailable, children may write the letters using dry erase markers.
WRITING PROMPT – “IF I HAD A RAINBOW OF MY OWN, I WOULD….”
Read the story A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Ask students what they would do if they had a rainbow of their own. Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words. Two prompts are offered – one boy and one girl.
SPRING ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS 14 + COUNTING BOOK (1-10) (B&W)
A My Spring Counting Book (1-10) is included in the worksheet section of this pack. Children will cut out the pages of the book. Teachers/adults should staple the pages together. Students can then count and write the number of spring items on each page and color the pictures.
Additionally, with these worksheets learners will compare sets, color by numbers, sequence a story, identify opposites, label beginning sounds of some spring things, and so much more!