20 Amazing Back to School Preschool Centers ~Hands-On Activities for Young Learners

20 Amazing Back to School Preschool Centers ~Hands-On Activities for Young Learners

Are you looking for fun back to school preschool centers that will help fill your play areas and are easy to prep?  Then you will love our Back to School Preschool Centers and Activities.  Preschool Back to School Preschool Centers were created for children ages 4-6 and mature 3 year-olds (looking for a challenge).  These centers are sure to keep their interest and will help build crucial literacy, math and writing (fine-motor) skills.  This unit is also great review and practice for children leaving preschool and heading to kindergarten.  There are a lot of opportunities for extra alphabet and number practice.

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This unit includes:

-20 Ready to go centers

-Material checklist

-Activity instructions

-Student instructions to build independence

-Bin/bag labels

-Activities in action photos

1. Name Activities {EDITABLE}:  The boys and girls will do a variety of activities with their name.  The boys and girls can choose a name tag and practice writing their name and their friends names on a whiteboard.

 

2. Shape Pencil Sort:  the boys and girls will sort the environmental objects by shapes.

 

3. Counting Crayons:  The boys and girls will choose a box and identify the number.  Then, they will pace the matching number of crayons the box.

4.Kids on the Bus:  The boys and girls will roll the dice and place the matching number of kids on the ten frame bus.  When the bus is full they will drop the kids off at school and go back for more.

 

5.Racing Number Trace:  The boys and girls will identify numbers 1-10 and trace the numbers with vehicles.

 

6.Back to School Preschool Centers Name Plates {Editable}:  Use the names for fun creative name practice.  They can sticker and colored glues to practice tracing each letter in their name.

7.Hair or Eye Color Sort:  The boys and girls will use a variety of materials to create their self-portrait. Then, they will sort their picture by hair or eye color.

 

8.  Back to School Dough Mats: The boys and girls will choose a card and identify the picture.   Roll the dough to build the picture.

 

9.  Back to School Preschool Centers Bus Ride Shape Match: The boys and girls will drive the bus to the matching shape.

10.  ABC Seek-N-Find:  The boys and girls will search the classroom for uppercase letters.

 

  1. Pack It ABC Card Game: The boys and girls will take turns identifying uppercase and/or lowercase letters.  The “pack It” card will make the game more interesting.

12.  School Patterns: Choose a pattern card. Build the pattern using the school supplies.

 

13.  Class Pet Color Match-Up: Choose a fish and identify the color.    Place the fish on the matching bowl.

 

14.If You Take a Mouse to Shapes:  The boys and girls will choose a mouse and identify the shape.  They will link the shapes together using a link.

15.Number Roll & Cover:  The boys and girls will roll the dice and count the dots.  Then, they will find the child holding the matching number and place a backpack on the child.

 

16.Back to School Preschool Centers Color by Shapes:  The boys and girls will color the picture by shapes.

17. School Supplies Tracing Book:  The boys and girls will read the words and trace the school supplies using a variety of writing tools.

 

18.Styling Hair Bow Count:  The boys and girls will identify the numbers at the end of the hair and place the matching number of bows on the hair.

 

19.Unicorn Roll, Count & Color is a fun printable that will help the boys and girls work on counting and matching quantities.  Sample this activity {HERE}.

 

20.  Just a Dot-Glue Dots will help the boys and girls use how to use “just a dot” of glue.

 

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