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14 Kindergarten Math Center Activities

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14 Kindergarten Math Center Activities

Posted  by Elaine Magud
Joshua Cowell School, Manteca, Ca. USA

1. Cut out small objects on Ellison using fun foam – or use erasers from Oriental etc. Include a laminated strip of paper about 3 inches in width and an egg carton. Students make patterns or sort the objects.

2. Write numbers on stickers (round price stickers for garage sales work well) and glue into the bottom of egg cartons. Place a bag with small objects with the carton. Students can read number and count that many objects into egg cups.

3. Playdough, Mat, spinner. Write target numbers on spinner – many great spinners in most math books. Student spins a number: eg student spins 3 – student makes three balls out of the playdough and then creates a number 3 with it. You may include a large template for making the number.

4. Pocket charting: include a variety of number cards for students to sequence in the pocket chart. Remember to include a number line for self checking.

5. Macaroni patterns: strips of paper, glue, colored macaroni. Students create patterns. to make this more difficult – have students create half the pattern and then exchange with partner- each must finish the others pattern.

6. Wipe off number cards for number writing practice. Use dry erase pens.

7. Number writing station: include individual chalk boards, number cards or strips, paper, dry erase boards.

8. Magnetic numbers for sequencing on magnetic board.

9. Felt letters and objects for felt board: student can sequence numbers, match objects and numbers; eg. number two and two felt ducks, or sort objects.

10. Spin and count game: use a large plastic container like a dream whip container. Inside place small objects for counting. On the top you can write numbers with a permanent marker. The spinner is a brad and large safety pin. Include a small portion cup. Student spins and lands on 8: then counts 8 objects into portion cup. You can make several of these to match targeted numbers.

11. Read and count- index cards, small containers ( clear plastic cups are great), small objects to count.
On one side of the index card write a number. On the other side of the card place stickers in the same amount). Write the number on a [continued on next page] 



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