LETTERS AND LITERACY
Learning Word Families: How To Teach Onset and Rime with CVC Puzzles (130 Words Included!)
There’s nothing more exciting for young readers than learning the ability to decode and understand new words all by themselves! In this all-in-one packet, you’ll get over 130 CVC words that help with learning word families based on onset and rime groupings. Even better, it can be used as a listening, reading or writing center! Read on to find out how to teach onset and rime to improve phonemic awareness.
Foldable Alphabet Activity Mini Books for Lowercase and Uppercase Letters
In these foldable alphabet activity mini books, you get four independent letter recognition and formation practice activities – coloring the letter, tracing letters a-z, dot to dot alphabet letters and printable letter shaped mazes. These could be completed over the course of each week as you teach each letter, or completed on the final day as a way of bringing together everything that the student has learned about the uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter.
CVC Word Family File Folder Game to Easily Learn Rhyming Words For Kindergarten
This word family file folder game will provide your students with endless practice to get to know each CVC word family. Learn rhyming words for kindergarten including the at word family, an word family and many more!
Snowman Spot the Lowercase Letter
These snowman literacy activities help students develop their lowercase letter recognition skills while getting into the spirit of your preschool winter theme. As with any essential skill in preschool, the best way to keep students engaged is to gamify them, and these spot the lowercase letter activities will get your students practicing all season long. They are a perfect addition to your winter lesson plan!
Short Vowel Sounds Game Yule Love All Christmas Season Long
Grab these CVC middle vowel Christmas activities now to make the most of your students’ December excitement! These cute middle sound games for kindergarten are perfectly timed as most students in your room will be ready for sound and letter substitution work at this point in the year. For each task card, students will need to choose the correct short vowel sounds of each of the CVC medial vowels.
Road Alphabet and Number Playdough Mats
Anything that uses a transportation theme for kindergarten will get you students engaged, and these alphabet and number playdough mats are a fantastic grab and go activity that will have them both uppercase and lowercase alphabet tracing as well as number tracing all year long.
Monster Beginning Letter Sound Match
Looking for monster themed phonics activities for Halloween? With these beginning sound clip cards, students will need to decide if the 2 objects with the same beginning sound. Grab this Monster Beginning Letter Sound Match game today!
Halloween Rhyming Words Worksheet
High quality Halloween kindergarten worksheets like this rhyming words worksheet are perfect for October literacy centers! Your students will need to read the CVC words with pictures as clues and find the 2 words that sound alike in this kindergarten rhyming activities.
Master the ABCs with Alphabet Wordsearch Worksheets
These cute alphabet wordsearch worksheets combine alphabet pictures with hunting for words in a grid and wrap up with traceable letters. The best thing about these alphabet tracing worksheets is that they’re ready to use in a matter of minutes but you’ll have a literacy center you can use all year long for plenty of lowercase alphabet tracing practice!
Back to School Lowercase Alphabet Tracing Cards
Grab these free lowercase alphabet tracing cards for a quick literacy center that you can use any time of the year! These back to school handwriting practice cards are easy to use; just download and print off copies of the letters you’re studying that week. It’s a great idea to laminate them so you can use them for trace and erase or playdough activities.
Community Helpers and Their Tools 3-Piece Puzzles
This printable preschool community helper matching puzzle is a great way to get the conversation started about community helpers and their tools. There are many preschool lesson plan ideas on community workers that go beyond having local community members come into your classroom. This preschool community helper theme printable is easy to use; just download, print out the full set and cut out the puzzle pieces.
Fun Alphabet Pages: Traceable Letters and Pictures
The traceable letters and pictures in these fun trace and erase kinder alphabet worksheets give multiple opportunities for letter shape practice as well as spelling of some longer words. Download this alphabet tracing worksheets pdf and help your students gain mastery over their lowercase alphabet tracing.
Get Trucking With This CVC Spelling Game
If you can integrate construction vehicles into your kindergarten phonics activities, you’ll find a greater level of engagement with your students, and this simple construction CVC spelling game will have your students building their word power in no time! These fun clip cards have CVC words with pictures to help students master the link between commonly known words and how they are written, as well as practice blending sounds.
How To Improve Fine Motor Development (15+ Free Resources!)
Learning how to improve fine motor development in young students pays dividends in many different areas from correct pencil grip to manipulating art and music materials. Check out some of my best early learning centers to encourage fine motor skills in this post. You can use many of them to learn literacy or math at the same time!
Get Ready For Super Summer Fun Decoding Secret Code Words
Complete your summer lesson plan with the perfect kindergarten literacy center where your students will be decoding secret code words from an exciting summer vocabulary list.
Flower Alphabet Sound Mats
These cute flower alphabet sound mats will fit beautifully with your outdoor theme and give your students plenty of practice when they’re learning the alphabet. These free alphabet printables show a wide range of common objects and is sure to be your new favorite hands-on preschool letter activity.
1,2,3…Spring Into Syllable Words Mastery
It’s time to take on one of the biggest kindergarten spring literacy projects: counting syllables. These cute syllable words clip cards are a great way to bring your spring classroom theme to your literacy centers, and all the spring words will get you and your students talking about the changes that the new season brings.
Help The Hippo Find The Letter
These fun printable alphabet games make for an excellent no-prep zoo theme literacy center. Each page has both uppercase and lowercase letters and a cute hippo who needs help to find the letter using a unifix cube.
Mastering the Long O Sound
Long vowel worksheets like this pack of no-prep phonics worksheets help students explore words with oa sounds and words with oe sounds through a series of activities, from matching pictures to tracing the letters as part of longer words. This variety of activities gives students multiple attempts to practice and rehearse both reading and writing the long o sound.
4 Engaging Ways to Teach Sight Words
Here are some fun ways to teach sight words to help your kindergarten students master their Dolch sight word list in next to no time!
Help Their Letter Recognition Blast Off With Space Alphabet Sequence Cards
At a foundational level, you can adapt any of your alphabet order activities to have a space theme, and these cute alphabet sequence clip cards will keep your students engaged with their fun pictures and challenges. They are a great way to have your students work on learning the alphabet independently.
Can Your Students Sport The Odd One Out?
These sports activities for preschoolers help them recognize facial expressions, making them an excellent morning meeting task as well as a quick finisher game. Whether you’re talking about emotions in class or working on visual discrimination skills, this classic odd one out activity will be a hit!
Rhyme Time with Penguins: A CVC Rhyming Printable
Any winter literacy station that has penguins will be instantly engaging to the majority of your students. These kindergarten penguin theme CVC rhyming printable will have them practicing their short vowel and consonant sounds all season long.
Gingerbread Alphabet Sounds Clip Cards
Giving your literacy centers a seasonal theme will keep your students engaged, and this free Christmas printable that works on gingerbread alphabet sounds does just that!
Get Ready For The Holidays With Christmas CVC Words Read and Match
This fun Christmas printable activity can be used as a simple yet effective early reading center. In this free CVC printable game students look at each of the pictures and find a match from the three words listed by the side. This Christmas CVC words literacy center comes ready to print and play!
Super Fun Space Theme Letter Mazes
A space theme always goes down well with kindergarteners. It’s even better when you can tie in literacy centers to your theme, and this alphabet maze pack is a great way of helping students master their lowercase and uppercase letter recognition skills while experiencing the thrills of outer space.
Spooky Ending Sounds: Your New Favorite Halloween Literacy Center!
Your kindergarten students will love the spiders and the pumpkins and will master their ending sound skills so they can use this Halloween literacy activity over and over again!
Fall Secret Code Words
This secret code words activity is a great way to help students learn common kindergarten words to do with fall and to get excited about the season. Letter recognition and decoding words (or sounding them out) are both essential skills for a kindergartener to manage.
Unicorn Alphabet Bingo
This unicorn theme alphabet bingo pack is a fun and engaging way to help preschool students master their letters before starting kindergarten. By having your students play letter recognition games like ABC bingo, you give them opportunities to learn important social interactions like turn taking while also reinforcing the shapes and sounds of each letter.
Seashell Alphabet Order
Students will love this new summer literacy center. Use this seashell theme printable to master alphabet order and sequencing. These simple task cards require just a thumbs up or down response and are perfect for your preschool or kindergarten kids.
Fruit and Vegetable Alphabet Coloring Pages
These alphabet coloring pages are great for learning fruit and vegetable vocabulary as well as getting in some handwriting practice. Keep this free printable handy and you’ve got a kindergarten literacy center you can set up in just minutes any time of the year!
Pre Primer Sight Words Q Tip Painting
Your students will learn the 40 Dolch pre primer sight words with this set of q tip painting printable worksheets. Use these as a fun kindergarten literacy center in your classroom any time of the year!
Farm Alphabet Find and Cover
Work on letter recognition with your preschool students using this printable farm literacy center. You can use this fun farm alphabet game any time of the year in small groups or individually.
Zoo Animal Bingo (Pre-primer Sight Words)
Preschool and kindergarten students will learn pre-primer Dolch sight words in this printable zoo animal bingo game. Use this as a small group literacy center in your classroom or as a hands-on sight word reading activity for your homeschooling kids.
Bird Theme 3 Part Cards
Looking for a bird theme activity? Set up this free printable as proper 3 part cards for a spring literacy activity or as a preschool science center to help your students learn the names of different birds.
Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt
Preschool and kindergarten students will World Book Day activity. Use this printable treasure hunt as a fun literacy game in your classroom or as a hands-on activity to encourage reading for your homeschooling kids. Who will win this bookshelf scavenger hunt?
Frog Beginning R Blends
Are you teaching beginning R blends? Print out this free frog themed activity to practice some of the sounds in a fun way with your kindergarten and first grade students. This spring literacy center can be set up really quickly!
Frog Lowercase Tracing
Whether you’re prepping for a preschool frog theme week or looking for a kindergarten handwriting practice tool to include in your spring literacy centers, this free frog lowercase tracing printable game will be perfect for it!
Penguin Sight Words Write The Room
Kids will love this printable penguin theme pre-primer sight words write the room activity! It’s perfect for a winter literacy center in kindergarten and even first grade.
Winter Printable Worksheets Pack
Your kids will love this 50-page winter packet full of fun activities to help them practice literacy, math and fine motor skills. Preschool and kindergarten students will cut, color, count and much more. This activity pack is perfect for indoor leaning time during the cold winter months.
Space CVC Vowel Sorting
Short vowel sound sorting games like this space CVC vowel sorting activity are great for getting students to match sounds to pictures, and to begin to imagine how to use their letter sounds from preschool to spell correctly. You’ll need repeated practice throughout the year for learning CVC word families so grab this kindergarten space literacy station today and add it to your rotation!
Christmas Printable Worksheet Pack
Spread some Christmas cheer with this 50-page activity pack. Your kids will have so much fun learning their alphabet, counting, practice fine motor skills and so much more! This worksheet pack will keep preschool and kindergarten students busy throughout the holidays.
Thanksgiving Printable Worksheets Pack
Your preschool and kindergarten students will be gobbling up this fun 50-page worksheet pack filled with literacy, math and fine motor practice activities. You’ll be so thankful you found this freebie 🙂
Parking Cars: 10 Free Transportation Tracing Lines to Download
If you’re looking for transportation fine motor activities for preschool, then you’re in the right place! These prewriting lines are easy to prepare and super cute! There are more than 10 different transportation tracing lines to choose from.
Halloween Printable Worksheets Pack
Lots of Halloween treats await your students in this fun-filled activity packet. 50 pages of literacy, math and fine motor practice inside!
Werewolf Spin and Cover Letters
Give all of your activities a spooky twist with our free printable Halloween activities for kindergarten like this Werewolf Spin and Cover Letters. Your students will be howling for more capital letter recognition games in no time! Laminate this Halloween letter game and you’ll be able to use it for years to come!
Fairy Alphabet Bingo Printable for Preschool
This fairy alphabet bingo printable for preschool will become a quick favorite in your literacy centers and you can add to the magic of fairy themed activities by allowing your students to dress up as they play. Your students will love this letter matching small group activity.
Fall Printable Worksheets Pack
Kids will have so much fun going through this 50-page worksheet pack for fall. It’s full of cutting, counting, coloring and writing activities that will keep your students busy and excited for all things autumn!
Fall Leaves Pick and Cover Letters
Looking for a preschool letter recognition activity? This fall alphabet printable will help your students with learning capital letters. Pick and cover one of the letter cards from a themed sensory bin and match the letter on the mat.
Back to School Printable Worksheets Pack
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! This worksheet pack will help your preschooler practice the skills they need including learning shapes, numbers, alphabet and more.
School Supplies Count and Write 1-10 Cards
This is a great game to welcome your students back to school or for your child to review what their need to know before school starts again. Preschool and kindergarten kids will practice one to one correspondence and writing number words from 1 to 10 by counting adorable school supplies.
Dinosaur Printable Worksheets Pack
I know your little one will love all the fun literacy and math activities in this 50-page dinosaur worksheet pack! Practice letter recognition, writing, counting, graphing, tracing, coloring and so much more.
Dinosaur On The Run: 10 Dinosaur Line Tracing Patterns for Fine Motor Skills
In this dinosaur tracing activity for developing fine motor skills, your preschooler will help the dinosaurs escape the volcano eruption. There are more than 10 different dinosaur line tracing patterns to choose from.
Pirate Alphabet Playdough Mats
Literacy and fine motor skills are developed with these colorful playdough letter mats that your students will surely treasure. Pirates always capture a young child’s imagination. Arrrrr matey!
Summer Printable Worksheets Pack
50 free pages of summer-themed fun worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on their literacy, math and fine motor skills. Keep your kids busy during the summer holidays.
Letter-saurus Fossil Digging
This letter-saurus fossil digging alphabet activities for preschool will have your students excited about letter recognition as they become junior paleontologists for the day. The basic activity is matching the letter card to the letter on the playing mat and coloring it as they “discover” each letter in this fun dinosaur letter ID activity.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Alphabet Matching
This fun peanut butter and jelly alphabet match puzzles will have your students matching uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter. Use these food theme activities for kindergarten any time of the year and help students find the matching letter in a fun way!
May Spring Printable Worksheets Pack
50 pages of free Spring themed printable worksheets for kids. Includes a variety of literacy, math and fine motor activities. Bring on the flower, frog and flying bugs fun!
Snow Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Kids will love this fun pack of snow-themed literacy and math activities. Winter weather might keep you indoors but your child won’t mind at all when you have these easy-prep centers ready.
Pirate Themed Literacy and Math Centers
This treasure-filled pack of pirate-themed activities will teach your preschooler and kindergarteners various early math and literacy skills. Count up the coins, trace lines to the X spot and get ready for some more fun games. Ahoy!
Nursery Rhymes Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Pack of 10 literacy and math centers based on popular Nursery Rhymes. Kids will love learning the songs and then doing a hands-on activity based on it. Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Incy Wincy Spider and more are included.
12 Spring Code Words For Your Super Sleuths to Decipher
Students will love this Spring code words activity! There are 12 secret code Spring words for your learners to decipher in this crack the code free printable. Download it today!
Medical Superhero Posters
Color in, trace or write your own message to show your support to doctors and nurses. Post a picture on social media or hand them in personally to our superheroes! These printable coloring pages will surely be appreciated by kids and adults alike.
Transportation Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Kids will be zooming around with excitement when they see these 10 vehicle-themed literacy and math activities. Transportation is always fascinating for preschoolers and kindergarteners. This fun pack will help develop handwriting, number recognition, beginning sounds and so many more skills.
Fall Leaves and Acorns Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Falling leaves are so colorful and beautiful. Celebrate autumn changes with these 10 literacy and math centers that are perfect for preschool and kindergarten. Kids will surely fall in love with this magical season.
5 Ways to Use Easter Eggs in the Classroom: Easter Bunny Sight Words and More!
This bumper guide of Easter activities for the classroom uses plastic Easter eggs in a range of creative ways. Download a free Easter Bunny Sight Words printable and learn other ways to use them!
Scarecrow Themed Literacy and Math Centers
This pack of 10 literacy and math scarecrow-themed centers will save you hours of prep time in the Fall. Preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy the variety of activities that include everything from tracing to building towers with blocks.
Alphabet No-Prep Busy Bundle
600+ pages of alphabet activities including playdough mats, handwriting practice, latter recognition, letter case sorting, do-a-dot, q tip painting, drawing, punch cards, beginning sound clip cards, etc. Teach your preschooler the letters and their sounds with this fun pack.
April Easter Printable Worksheets Pack
50 pages of free Easter themed printable worksheets for kids. Includes a variety of literacy, math and fine motor activities.
Cute Bunny Burrows Letter Sound Game for Easter
Looking for some free Easter printables for learning letter sounds? This letter sound game will be your new classroom favorite! Preschool alphabet games that involve the whole class are super fun and perfect for circle time.
Alphabet Handwriting Practice Worksheets
When you have an early finisher in class, it’s always useful to have some handwriting practice worksheets for them to do. This set of printable writing worksheets will provide the perfect opportunity for letter formation practice any time of the year!
March St Patrick’s Day Printable Worksheet Pack
50 pages of free St Patrick’s Day themed printable worksheets for kids. Includes a variety of literacy, math and fine motor activities.
Penguin and Fish Letter Matching
Printable penguin and fish themed game to pair up upper and lowercase letters
Fruits and Vegetables Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Looking for a fun way to gets kids eating more fruits and vegetables? This pack includes 10 deliciously fun activities that will improve early literacy and math skills in preschoolers and kindergarteners. Healthy eating habits are strengthened when kids are exposed to more themed activities like these.
Turkey Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Kids will gobble up these exciting turkey-themed centers that are perfect for Thanksgiving. The 10 simple activities included are stuffed with early literacy and math skills making them great additions to preschool, kindergarten or 1st-grade classrooms and homeschools. Get ready for lots of turkey fun!
Farm Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Are you ready for some farm fun? These 10 simple literacy and math centers will have kids clucking with excitement and asking for moo-re!
Easter Themed Literacy and Math Centers
Kids will enjoy learning all about Easter while improving various literacy and math skills with this easy-prep pack of 10 centers. They’re so much fun that your preschoolers and kindergarteners might even put their chocolate eggs down!
Snowball Sorting Mats: Differentiate Between Letters and Numbers This Winter
This freebie is SNOW much fun and can be used as more than just a number and letter sorting activity. Download this snowball sorting mat to differentiate letters and numbers, spell words, count out objects and more!
February Valentines Printable Worksheets Pack
50 pages of free Valentine’s themed printable worksheets for kids. Includes a variety of literacy, math and fine motor activities.
Fun Valentines Alphabet Clip Strips
Looking for upper and lowercase letter activities? Download these Valentines Alphabet Clip Strips and it’ll become the favorite Valentines Day literacy center of your students!
Ice Cream Themed Literacy and Math Centers
This pack of 10 ice-cream themed literacy and math centers is sure to get your kids excited for summer! They’re so easy to prep and super fun to play!
Halloween Themed Literacy and Math Centers
10 fun Halloween-themed literacy and math centers for preschool and kindergarten. No tricks, only treats, in this pack!
Dinosaur Themed Literacy and Math Centers
10 fun dinosaur-themed literacy and math games for preschool and kindergarten
Monster Truck Rhyming Wheels
A fun early literacy activity where your child will pair up the monster truck wheels that have rhyming pictures. 12 sets included!
Bugs and Butterflies Themed Literacy and Math Centers
10 Spring theme literacy and math games galore to get kids excited about bugs and butterflies!
Alphabet Beginning Sound Coloring Pages
These alphabet beginning sound coloring pages have a variety of objects that begin with the letter shown tucked away. This means that as your students work on these free abc coloring sheets, you get some excellent fine motor skills practice as well as discussions about beginning sounds in common words.
Valentines Literacy and Math Themed Centers
Get your kids excited for Valentines with these 10 literacy and math centers perfect for pre-k to 1st grade.
Christmas Themed Literacy and Math Centers
This completely updated pack of Christmas Themed Literacy and Math Centers for kindergarten math and literacy comes packed with activities to master number bonds, number sense, beginning sounds, reading CVC words, sight word building and more! Grab this packet to help you keep your students engaged this December now!
Turkey Alphabet Pie Pick and Color: Letter Recogntion Games for Kindergarten
This Turkey Alphabet Pie Pick and Color will be one your new favorite letter recognition games for kindergarten! Students can work with either capital or lowercase letters and you can set it up as a pick and color or pick and cover turkey letter identification center. Add this freebie to your kindergarten Thanksgiving activities plan today!
4 Acorn Tracing Lines for Fine Motor Control
These acorn tracing lines activities are a great pre-writing activity for preschool as they help students practice different connected movements that will be essential to have when they start writing letters and numbers. This fall themed tracing activity helps your students practice pre-writing skills by having them draw a continuous line from the squirrel to the acorn.
Apple and Leaf Alphabet Match
In this apple and leaf alphabet match game, students use apples and leafs to match capital to lowercase letters. Your students will love this Fall theme letter matching game that can also be used in a variety of other ways outlined in the post!
Dinosaur Lunch Alphabet Munch – A Dino Alphabet Match Game for Preschool
This dino alphabet match game helps students in identifying lowercase letters and identifying capital letters. In this free alphabet printable for preschool, your student will pick a card and find the matching letter on the recording sheet. So simple! Print your dinosaur worksheet for preschool now!
Sunflower Alphabet Stamping Sheet
This sunflower alphabet stamping sheet is a great way to practice letter recognition! Grab your free letter stamping page and this will surely become one of your new favorite preschool alphabet activities!
Alphabet Beginning Sounds Clipcards
These beginning sound clipcards are super easy to prep. It helps develop literacy as well as fine motor skills.
Firefighter Beginning Sounds
These firefighter beginning sounds match cards will fit perfectly with a fire safety theme at the start of the school year. To introduce beginning sounds to your students, simply print out the fire safety theme cards and have them match up the letters with the picture that has the corresponding sound at the start of the word. Your students will build up their first sound fluency quickly!
Fun Frog Life Cycle Worksheet Pack
This Frog Life Cycle worksheet pack contains 3 spring printables that you can use in your classroom to teach students about the frog life cycle.
Rainy Day Alphabet
Rainy weather gives you a perfect excuse to pick out this rainy day alphabet activity as part of your general weather literacy activities for preschool. These pick and dab alphabet matching worksheets can be used whatever the weather as your students will love the fun graphics and simple gameplay.
Fun-Filled Fruit and Vegetable Activity Pack
This bumper fruit and vegetable activity pack has a complete salad of activities for you to pick from, from a healthy eating sorting activity to fruit and vegetable bingo printables.
Easy Valentines Alphabet Match
Put the hearts back together again by matching lowercase to capital letters in this fun Valentines Alphabet Match puzzle! This Valentines Day center is easy to prepare and fun to play in a sensory bin, as a small group activity or individual practice station.
Feed The Funky Monkey: Feeding Zoo Kindergarten BOOM Cards
These zoo themed kindergarten activities are the perfect way for your kindergarten students to independently practice their letter recognition skills while playing a fun “feed the monkey” kindergarten BOOM cards deck on their devices. This set of 3 digital literacy activities for kindergarten will see your student match uppercase letters, lowercase letters and capital to lowercase letters.
Animal Alphabet Printable Follow The Letter Mazes You Can Use Any Time of the Year!
Help get the animals back to the zoo in this animal alphabet printable activity! Alphabet mazes are a great way to practice letter recognition. These zoo preschool worksheets can be used any time of the year. There is one follow the letter maze included for each letter (26 zoo printables in total).