We are having SO much fun hunting down cute, hands-on activities for our homeschool preschool routine this year. While we’re searching, I thought it would be fun to make things easier for YOU by rounding up tons of FREEBIES from some of my Preschool and Kindergarten friends!
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Below you’ll find 15+ FREE Preschool and Kindergarten resources! Most of these printables can be found on TeachersPayTeachers. If you’re a homeschool momma, don’t fret! TeachersPayTeachers is for you, too! Simply create a FREE account as a homeschooler to gain access to THOUSANDS of incredible resources created by fellow teachers and homeschoolers!
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Beginning Sounds Center – Kendra | Sunny Days with Miss K
This beginning sound center is an engaging way to practice hearing the beginning sound in words. Students use small candies (or any manipulative) to cover the pictures that have matching initial sounds. A response sheet is even included for accountability. You students will love this tasty literacy center!
Color Words Tracing – Kaitlyn | The Stay-at-Home Teacher
These color words tracing cards are perfect for your little ones who are ready to practice handwriting and associating color words with the correct colors! Simply print, laminate and place on a book ring for repeated use!
Number Words Building – Jillian | Do Good for First
Save your water bottle lids to tackle reading and spelling number words! Kiddos can use PlayDoh to build the word and then turn over the mat to practice spelling on the back with manipulative letters. PlayDoh stamp letters work great, too!
Circle Time Song Choice Cards – Margaret | Speak Play Love
These Circle Time Song Choice Cards include a visual and the written title of each song, making them perfect for preschool circle time, speech therapy, or special education classrooms. Just present a few song choices to a student or let students pull a card out of a bag for an element of surprise!
Number Order Color by Code – Janice| Cook Family Resources
My students need a lot of practice finding the missing number in a sequence. This activity is perfect for morning work, sub plans, or fast finishers. The 3D characters can become an eye catching bulletin board that celebrates their hard work while showing what students are currently learning in math. Students love choosing between two characters and I love that they are also getting practice rolling multi-step directions, cutting, folding, and gluing. These fine motor skills are so important that I am eager to incorporate them into the math block whenever possible.
Rainbow Color Words Mat – Rachael| Literacy with the Littles
Use these hands-on Playdough mats to help little ones learn color words! Students mold dough to fit the correct part of the rainbow mat.
Name Activity – Erin| Littles Love Literacy
This fun Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activity is great for having little ones practice the letters in their name! First, have your little ones find the letters that are in their name and mark them off. They can do this with stickers, a dot marker, crayons, or any little manipulative you have. Next, have them write & decorate the letters in their name and glue them onto the coconut tree! Will there be enough room for them all?!
Alphabet Chart – Jennifer| The Connett Connection
This is an alphabet chart that uses real photographs to show the beginning sounds for each letter. This chart would be great to hang in a small space or to add to a student’s writing folder.
Color Emergent Reader – Elyse| A is for Apples
This book is a great addition to your classroom or home library! The emergent text is perfect for beginning readers and young learners to help them learn their colors while they practice reading simple text.
Find and Cover Numbers 0-10 – Britanni| Brittani Black
These Find and Cover sheets can be printed and placed in a clear view pocket for Math centers, stations, small groups, etc. Students can use their favorite manipulatives to find and cover the given number, or the sheets can be printed and used as a worksheet. Students will have fun as they practice finding numbers 0-10.
Name Practice – Kelly| Building Brilliance
One of the most helpful skills for kids to have going into Kinder is writing their name with proper sentence case. Help young learners write their name with this name writing practice sheet! I created this name practice sheet for my preschooler to practice writing his name before he starts Kindergarten. With auto-filling text, you can easily insert the names of up to 30 students and print quickly! Print on colored paper and laminate or put into a dry erase pocket to practice every day without wasting paper!
Thematic Vocabulary – Jessica| The Gift of Gab
This free resource contains 3 hands on activities that were created to help young learners improve their language skills using thematic vocabulary. There is a body part themed picture-to-picture matching sensory bin activity, a clothing themed play dough smash mat, and a farm animal themed fine motor puzzle activity included in this download. This freebie links back to a larger bundle containing several activities from each vocabulary theme, so if you enjoy this resource, be sure to check out the bundle!
Alphabet Sort – Kristina| Sweet for Kindergarten
I love using a variety of manipulatives to practice skills during centers! At the beginning of the year, we are focusing on letter recognition, so I use these alphabet sorting mats to help my students learn their letters. You can use stamps, magnetic letters, alphabet cookies (I’ve found them at Trader Joe’s), stickers, or foam letters to sort the letters into each category.
Community Seek and Find – Lauren| Creating Harmony in Life
This resource has six differentiated seek-and-find pages for different levels of learning to help build vocabulary, comprehension, and listening skills for a community theme. Students will search for community buildings with visual pairings, words, or listening to questions. Use as a small group or one on one tool to introduce or build on community building knowledge for early childhood, early intervention, primary grades, speech therapy, and SPED classrooms.
Animal Mom and Baby Match – Emily| Sandbox Academy
Our preschoolers are going to learn a little more about farm animals as we match mama animals to their babies! Matching is a skill that requires some problem-solving as well as paying attention to detail. Have fun matching farm animal babies to their mamas.
Monster Color Smash – Casie| The Curious Hippo
Monster Smash is a fun, hands-on color recognition game that will get your little ones wiggling and giggling! They will be smashing monsters while working on color recognition! Incorporate more skill such as left or right, hands or feet, and prepositional words to make it more challenging!
Weather Notebook – Ashley| The Wright Nook
Science vocabulary is so important when introducing new concepts to your students but we all know it can be HARD! With this interactive science notebook, your students will be able to work more with these words and have a hands on approach to practicing them! Then of course at the end of it all, they will be able to refer back to these words whenever needed!
Sight Words Book – Haley| The Primary Post
Mini Books are the perfect center, small group activity, homework, or whatever you choose! Each book is only 1 sheet of paper with 4 “pages” of interactive fun! This FREE Mini Book is for the word ‘the.’ It is a fun way for students practice writing, reading, finding, and building their sight words.
Kinder Morning Work Sample – Alleah| Alleah Maree
Looking for some engaging, standards-based math and literacy worksheets for your kindergarteners to work on independently? These printables, including letter practice, coloring, counting, and number practice, will give you a few free minutes to get the day started!
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