Create your own winter sports math and literacy centers for kindergarten and first grade students using this free download.
These free winter sports math and literacy centers are a great addition to your classroom centers in January and February.
You will be able to print, laminate and have ready to go centers quickly.
This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.
Using centers in kindergarten and 1st grade
Engaging centers are a wonderful way to help your students continue learning and practicing independently.
It’s important to have meaningful centers for those times when you are working with small groups. You want the time your students are spending at their center work to be worthy of their time.
If the centers are too easy or too hard, students are more likely to struggle with staying on task. It can be a challenge to find just right center work but it’s so important to try.
The centers you will find here cover a variety of skills. This means that you will be able to provide students with options all in the same theme.
Creating your winter sports centers
Print the pages on heavy cardstock. Next, laminate and cut out these winter sports games activities to help engage your students.
You will find a variety of resources so that you can find options that meet the needs of all of your entire class.
Winter sports math centers
- Count the Medals – Two pages where students simply count the number of items and write the correct numeral in the box.
- Roll & Cover Trophy Game – 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 the Medals – 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.
- Trophy BUMP – Students work with a partner and each needs 10 markers or chips. Provide the pair with 2 dice to play the game.
- Circle Patterns – Students complete the pattern mats.
Winter Sports Literacy Centers
- Fill in the Letters – These four 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 Ski 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.
- 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.
- Winter Sports 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 this complete collection of centers here:
Need to add more free resources to your collection? Here are a few other winter sports activities:
- Print & Go Pages
- Winter Sports Centers for 2nd & 3rd Grades
- Multiplication Facts PowerPoint Game
- Integers PowerPoint Game
Thank you to TheHappyGraphics on Etsy for the cute teddy bear clip art and some of the background papers.
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