Kindergarten Learning and Play Activities
Kindergarten is such a fun age. Kids in kindergarten strive when they are given the chance to learn through play and hands-on activities. These are our favorite Kindergarten actiiites that we've shared on the site, with Kindergarten math, reading and letter awareness, Kindergarten Crafts, and Kindergarten Play. This page will be updated frequently as we add new Kindergarten activities.
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Kindergarten Letter Learning:
Kindergarten is all about letters, upper case and lower case letters, and sounds. They learn how letters go with sounds and work on decodable reading. These letter learning activities will help your kindergarten student with identification, sounds, and beginning reading skills.
Name Soup Writing Your Name | Building Letters Cotton Swabs | Fizzy Dough Letters | Handwriting Cookie Cutters
Learning Letters Push Pins | Letter & Writing Travel Kit | Letter Formation with Styrofoam | Upper & Lower Case Letter Seek
LEGO Letter Stamps | Color & Letter Sticker Match | Name Building Sensory Soup | Sensory Letter Play
Letter Identification Bin | Upper & Lower Case Letter Match | Decodable Reading With Nature | Pressing Too Hard When Writing
Visual Motor Letter Learning with Bubble Wrap | Rainbow Writing Handwriting Practice | Winter Letters Outside
Alphabet Order Visual Scanning | Letters on the Garage Door | Bottle Cap Letter Learning | Alphabetical Order Golf Tee Hammering
Kindergarten students work with manipulating items to discover and explore numbers and patterns. They solve simple addition and subtraction problems, more or less, comparing amounts, and shapes. These Kindergarten math ideas will be a fun way to discover math ideas with playful learning.
Snowman Math Composing Numbers | Styrofoam Engineering Building Shapes | Cherry Blossom Patterns | Color Sorting Shape Patterns
Kindergarten Sight Words and Reading:
Kindergarten students learn sight words throughout the school year. These sight word activities are fun ways to learn with play while reinforcing sight word skills.
Sight Words with String | Sight Words Ping Pong Bounce | Sight Words Sensory Bin | Bottle Cap Sight Words Stamps
Kindergarten Books and Activities:
Extending book ideas with crafts and activities are a fun way for Kindergarten students to become engaged with reading. Listening to an adult read is a powerful tool for pre-readers. They learn language, speech, articulation, volume, and tone of voice. These book related activities will extend popular stories and engage your Kindergartner.
Outer Space Books | Goodnight Moon Memory Game | Dinosaurumpus Movement Game | Little Blue and Little Yellow Magic Foaming Dough
The Kissing Hand Salt Dough Charm | Mix It Up Fingerprint Art Candle | Elmer the Elephant Visual Perceptual Puzzle | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Learning
Ten Apples Up on Top Baked Cotton Balls | Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Snack | Activities Based on Books | Bears on Wheels Letter Match
Snowball Fight math activity | Press Here sensory bin | Harold and the Purple Crayon play dough | Little Blue and Little Yellow Kool Aid puffy paint recipe
Kindergarten Fine Motor Play:
Fine motor skills in Kindergarten students are essential for effective pencil control and handwriting, scissor use, and clothing and tool manipulation. Kindergartners may have little experience with tools like scissors, pencils, hole punches, staplers, and pencil sharpeners. All of these items require dexterity and strength. These fine motor activities will engage your student in fine motor skills for effective hand use in functional school tasks.
Fine Motor Color Sorting | Fine Motor Pom Pom Play | Play Dough and Rocks | In-Hand Manipulation Water Beads
Icicle Scissor Skills | Lacing Cards Carry Out Container | Flower Pretend Play Fine Motor | Color Sorting Scissor Skills
Kindergarten Play:Play in Kindergarten is essential for so many areas. Kindergartners are young students who need brain breaks from desk work. Not only for that reason, but for turn-taking, language, social interaction, self-confidence, problem-solving, and interaction, play is an important part of your Kindergarten student's daily lives. Try these play ideas in the classroom or at home for fun learning (through play)!
Teaching Spatial Concepts | Bugs and Beans Sensory Play | Back to School Story Stones | Butterfly Life Cycle Activities
Farm Sensory Bin | Water Bead Tea Party Pretend Play | Monochromatic Water Bin Sensory Play | Corn and Cookie Cutters Sensory Bin
Crafts in Kindergarten are a great tool for so many areas. Students can work on direction following, order, patterns, task completion, scissor skills, fine motor dexterity, tool use, and more by completing crafts in Kindergarten. Try a few (or all!) of these Kindergarten crafts for fun arts and play with your student.
Grand Old Duke of York Craft | Process Art Monster Cupcake Liner craft | Shoe Charm craft | Caterpillar Math Craft
We'll be adding more to this resource soon, so stop back to find more Kindergarten learning ideas.
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