Are you looking center activities for your preschool and pre-k kids that are easy to prep and cover everything from letters to numbers to colors & shapes? Then you NEED these center activities for your apples theme! They are fun, engaging, and super easy to use!
30 different morning tub activities will have your kiddos working on letters, sounds, syllables, rhyming, numbers, counting, patterns, colors, shapes, and fine motor skills! Here’s what’s included in each set:
Literacy Morning Centers
✅ Mini eraser letters: Use tweezers to pick up mini erasers and fill the letters.
✅ Play dough letters: Roll play dough snakes to make the letters.
✅ Connecting cube letters: Build the letters with connecting cubes.
✅ Letter matching cards: Use magnetic letters to match uppercase letters, lowercase letters or letter sounds.
✅ Letter matching mats: Use counting cubes to cover the letter that matches the letter or letter sound on each card.
✅ Letter matching clip cards: Look at the letter or picture on each card and use a clothespin to mark the letter that matches the picture.
✅ Beginning sounds matching: Look at the pictures on each card and match the two that have the same beginning sound.
✅ Rhyming picture matching: look at the picture on each card and match the sets of three that rhyme.
✅ Syllables: Look at the picture on each card and count the syllables. Put a clothespin on the number that tells how many syllables.
✅ Read, Build, Write word building: Choose a word card. Read it, build it with magnetic letters, and write it.
Math Morning Centers
✅ Mini eraser numbers: Use tweezers to pick up mini erasers and fill the numbers.
✅ Play dough numbers: Roll play dough snakes to make the numbers.
✅ Connecting cube numbers: Build the numbers with connecting cubes.
✅ Number matching cards: Use magnetic letters to match number to same numbers or to ten frames.
✅ Number matching mats: Use counting cubes to cover the number that matches the number or ten frame on each card.
✅ Number matching clip cards: Look at the number or ten frame on each card and use a clothespin to mark the number that matches it.
✅ Counting cards: Look at the number cards. Find the two pictures that show that many. Connect them with linking chains.
✅ Pattern strips: Look at the pattern on each strip. Use manipulatives to copy or extend the pattern.
✅ Counting strips: Look at the cube tower and number on each strip. Use cubes to build a tower that matches.
✅ Counting mats: Look at the number on each counting mat. Use manipulatives to create a set with that many objects.
Fine Motor Skills Centers
✅ Line tracing: 7 different tracing pages with varying difficulty.
✅ Cutting practice: 9 different cutting pages with varying difficulty.
✅ Snap cube pictures: Build the pictures with snap cubes.
✅ Shape tracing: Tracing cards for twelve different shapes in two different sizes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond/rhombus, oval, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, trapezoid, heart, star.
✅ Pom pom shapes: 12 different shape cards to fill with pom poms (same shapes as tracing cards).
✅ Play dough shapes: 12 different shape cards for making the shapes with play dough (same shapes as tracing cards).
✅ Play dough pictures: 9 different theme-related pictures to make with play dough.
✅ Colors clip strips: 11 different strips for matching colors using clothespins (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown, black, pink, white, gray).
✅ Bead sorting: 11 different cards to attach to pipe cleaners and use to sort and string pony beads (same colors as clip cards).
✅ Pom pom sorting: 11 different crayon cards for sorting pom poms (same colors as clip cards).
Don’t want to use these for centers? No worries! You can use these activities in so many other ways!
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