Use these teddy bear centers to help you plan engaging math and literacy centers for your classroom.
Print, laminate and cut out these teddy bear centers to help engage your students. We have included a variety of resources so that you can find options that meet the needs of all of your entire class.
You will find the link to download all of the free teddy bear centers at the bottom of this post. Just look for the bold words.
Math Teddy Bear Centers:
- Count the Bears & Paws – Two pages where students simply count the number of items and write the correct numeral in the box.
- Roll & Cover – This can be an independent activity or a partner game. Students roll a die and then use a chip to cover the correct number on the board. For partners, the first one to cover all the numbers is the winner.
- Count & Write – These two pages use ten frames to help students with their counting.
- Fill in the Missing Number – Students use their counting skills to fill in the numbers between two others.
- Number Matching Cards – These matching cards contain numerals, number words, tally marks and pictures. They can be used for a simple matching game center or even a one-on-one assessment. Includes the numbers 1 – 10.
- Complete the 100s Chart – There are four versions so students can choose the just-right version for them.
- Skip Counting – Students fill in the missing numbers when counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. Includes four different versions.
- Teddy Bear BUMP – Students work with a partner and each needs 10 markers or chips. Provide the pair with 2 dice to play the game.
Literacy Teddy Bear Centers:
- Trace the Letters – These two work mats have students tracing the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.
- Fill in the Letters – These two pages require students to fill in missing letters of the alphabet. Both lower and upper case practice mats have been included.
- Letter/Sound Matching Cards – There are three sets of cards in this collection – one with lower case letters, one with upper case letters and one with pictures of things that begin with those sounds. Again, you can use them at a center for a matching game or have students work with you so that you can see their level of letter and sound mastery.
- Follow the ABC Path – Students use a dry erase marker to color a path from A to Z. Includes an uppercase and lowercase version.
- Fry Word Teddy Bear Trail – Students flip a coin and follow the Fry word path, moving forward when they can correctly read a sight word. Two versions of this game are included.
- Fry Word Practice Cards – If your students are ready, you could use these cards for reading practice. Print two sets for a simple memory game, or use the honey pot cards for a partner game. For the game, shuffle all the cards and place them in a basket. Students pick a word, and if they can read it aloud then they get to keep the card. If they get a honey pot card then they have to put back one of their cards or give one to the other player.
- Roll & Read – Use the Fry cards for this game. Place three cards on the board. Students roll a die and read the word under the corresponding number. Once they have read the word they can replace it with another Fry card.
- Roll & Write – This is the done the same way as Roll & Read except students use the recording sheet to practice reading AND writing the word that goes with the number they roll.
- What Season Is It? – This simple work mat requires students to look at the bear pictures and write the season that the bear is showing.
- Write the Room Activity – Use the cards of the first page to write six words you want the students to practice. (We suggest you use a dry-erase or Vis-a-vis marker so that you can use the cards more than once if you like.) The second page is a recording sheet for students. They find the corresponding number in the room and move to that spot to copy and read whatever word is on the card. (You might think about clip boards for your students to use for this activity.) This is a great way to incorporate movement into your daily Word Work.
- Teddy Bear Sentence Cards – If your students are readers, laminate and cut the cards apart to put on a ring for fluency practice. For a reading, writing and illustrating activity, place the cards in a basket and have students select a sentence. They then use the recording page to copy and then illustrate the sentence they choose.
- Creative Writing Pages – Use the pages to have students write a teddy bear story. Students can choose the page that fits their writing and illustrating needs.
You can download the complete collection of Teddy Bear centers here: Teddy Bear Math & Literacy Centers.
Need to add more free resources to your collection? Here are a few other similar themed math & literacy sets you may like:
Thank you to Pixel Paper Prints on Etsy for the cute teddy bear clip art and some of the background papers.