If you’re spending your days with little ones ages 2-5, these 4th of July Math and Literacy centers are a perfect way to keep their little hands and brains engaged! Below you’ll find tons of activities that combine fine motor skills practice with tons of common early Preschool Math and Literacy skills!
Star Counting Cards
Grab your favorite manipulatives and practice counting with these 4th of July star counting cards! Kiddos practice one-to-one correspondence by counting and covering each star. If your little ones are ready, follow the arrows on the numbers to practice writing them. If not, use your manipulatives to build the numbers instead!
Stars 10 Frame
10 Frame activities are such a fun addition to our sensory bins! Simply toss the number cards into your sensory bin and use the star manipulatives to build the amounts on the 10 Frame!
American Flag Shape Matching
Complete the American flag puzzles to create the shapes!
American Flag Shapes
These American flag shape cards are a great way to differentiate for multiple skill levels! Your littlest learners will love tracing the shapes using manipulatives, play dough or dry erase markers. And your older students (or older siblings) can practice their handwriting and spelling by tracing the shape names!
Star Color Sort
These colorful star cards are a perfect addition to your sensory bins! I didn’t change a thing about our 4th of July-themed bin – I simply helped LG find and sort the colored objects that she dug out!
Star Alphabet Cards
This activity is perfect for littles who are getting started with their alphabet! While your kiddos use the manipulatives to build the letters, talk about the letter names, upper and lowercase versions, and sounds! And if they’re ready, try using a dry erase marker to practice tracing the letters!
Alphabet Board Game
Students roll the dice, identify the letter they rolled, and move to the matching letter on the game board!
Fireworks Emotions Matching Mat
Matching mats help start great conversations about emotions! Little learners can find and match the fireworks with the same facial expression while also discussing what emotions they each represent.
4th of July Pre-Writing Strips
These pre-writing strips are SO stinking handy. Fill them with little manipulatives like mini erasers, mold play dough to fit, or use a dry erase marker to trace! *I’ve found that LG is most successful during her tracing practice when she uses “bubble” lines like these instead of just tracing “dashes”!
4th of July Cutting Practice
Give your cutting practice a seasonal flare with these 4th of July-themed cutting strips! Need some extra tracing practice instead? Print an extra copy, laminate them for durability, and practice tracing the lines with a dry erase marker!
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