Apple Centers

I just love apple picking time! There are so many fun ways to incorporate this fun seasonal activity into your classroom! All of the centers shown here are in my Apple Centers Bundle on TpT.

My first math center is Apple Counting Mats 0-20. You can see in the picture that I use mini apple erasers  but the set includes apples that you can cut out and laminate. Do you notice that the frame around each one makes an AB pattern? I love when the kids notice that - just throwing in learning all the time!
Next up is Count the Room - Apples. Hang the cards around your classroom. Place the recording sheet on a clipboard. Now find, count and write how many! It's a fun way to count, write, and get
moving!
My next center is Apple Pattern Cards. Practice completing the AB, ABC, ABB and AAB patterns. This includes 46 pattern cards and is easy to differentiate.
Roll, Say, Keep Shape Recognition is a great way to practice recognizing the following shapes circle, square, triangle, rectangle,heart, oval, diamond, octagon, hexagon, and trapezoid. This makes a great center activity or "go to" game when work is finished.
And the last math center . . . Apple Ten Frames! This set includes ten frames for 1-10. Just place the correct amount of apples on the ten frame. PLUS it includes a fun ten frame game to practice simple 
addition and subtraction. All of the apples are included. 
Learn upper and lowercase letters and beginning sounds with Apple Beginning Sounds Match Center. You can use this set of cards in many ways. You can also use it at circle time and in the pocket chart!
This next activity is a class favorite every year! We play Apple Rhymes several times in circle time before I put it in a center. Each child gets a card and decides if their pictures rhyme or do not rhyme and place it below the matching picture. SO MUCH FUN for kindergarten kids!!
How about a fun game of Apple Letter Bingo? This game comes with uppercase and lowercase versions to practice all of the letters A through Z! It's perfect to play at a fall class party, too!
Spelling sight words is fun with these Apple Sight Word Puzzles! There are color coded 2, 3 and 4 letter sight words to spell. Each set also includes a check list of words to build!
This next center encourages letter recognition AND handwriting! To play Apple Spin and Cover just spin the spinner, identify the letter and cover or write it on the recording sheet!
This bundle also comes with a BONUS! The Five Little Apples Pocket Chart includes a poster, pocket chart words, crowns to act it out AND an interactive reproducible!

And here is an Apple FREEBIE for you!



Happy Birthday Sticker Freebie

For several years I have purchased Play Pack Grab & Go packs to

 give to my Kinders on their Birthdays.  I often  find them in the 

Dollar Spot at Target or Michael’s. They include an activity book, 

crayons, and stickers.  They come in fun characters that the kids 

love! This year’s packs are sure to be a big hit: Minions, Frozen,

 My Little Pony, and Avengers! I keep these little birthday packs in

a cupcake themed box. Last year every time a kiddo picked a pack I

 thought "I need to make stickers for these packs!"  Well . . . 

summer is coming to an end and I FINALLY made the stickers!  


Aren't they cute! 

Just print them using Avery White Shipping Labels (5264)

I placed the stickers on the back of each pack. 


They're all ready for the year! 

Grab them for FREE in my store!





Here comes SPRING!

I am excited to get my classroom ready for SPRING!  We had a long, cold, and snowy winter here in NH and it's time to brighten things up! In fact, it's snowing right now - ugh!
I'm looking forward to a week of Easter and Spring activities!  Here's a look at a couple of activities in my room next week:

Spring and Easter Words and writing paper will be placed in the Writing Center.  My students LOVE the variety of writing paper they can choose from, too.  These sets have a variety of paper with different pictures and lines for writing fun spring stories!


You can find them in my store: 

Count the Room is a monthly favorite in my room!  

This week we will be using Easter Count the Room.  The pictures are adorable and from one of my favorite clip art artists, Whimsy Clips.  I tape the pictures up around my room.  The children grab a recording sheet and a clip board and search for the cards.  When they find a card they count the objects and write the number in the corresponding egg on the recording sheet.  You can find this activity here in my TpT Store.


Another favorite is Easter Rhymes. My kiddos love rhyming games! Set out the two cards labels "rhymes" and "does not rhyme". Then they choose a card, identify the two pictures and decide if the pictures rhyme or do not rhyme and place it under the correct card. Find this here in my TpT Store.


Do you need more centers to keep your learners actively engaged? My Easter Math and Literacy Bundle includes ten centers that are perfect for morning tubs, work stations, and small groups! Click {HERE} to purchase it on TpT.



And here's a Spring FREEBIE to help brighten your classroom for spring! You'll love these spring word wall cards for all your spring writing!


And here's an Easter FREEBIE to practice the tricky concept of  "one more". Simply hand the cards in your room (or place in a basket). The children pick a card, record the number and then write the number that is one more.


Happy Spring!