Are you looking for fun and simple thematic centers that you can prep quickly for your preschool classroom? Spring Centers for Preschool April were created for children ages 4-6 and mature 3 year-olds.
These centers are sure to keep their interest and will help build important 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 to practice extra alphabet and number practice.
This unit includes 20 ready to go centers, materials checklist, activity instructions, student instructions to build independence, bin labels, activities in action photos.
1. Buggin’ Out with Numbers: Identify the numbers. Place the matching number of stickers on each number.
2. Egg Carton Count: Use the egg carton card to determine how many eggs will go in each egg holder.
3. Butterfly Egg Count: Choose a card. Identify the number on the butterfly. Place the matching number of eggs on the leaf.
4. Swatting Syllables: Identify the picture on the fly. Swat the fly 1-3 times, depending on the number of syllables. Place the fly on the frog with the matching number.
5. Egg Patterns: The boys and girls will choose a card, identify the pattern and use plastic eggs to recreate the pattern.
6. Jelly Bean Shapes: Choose a card. Identify the shape. Use the jelly beans and toothpicks to build the shapes.
7. Peep Pattern: Use a bunny peep to copy the simple AB and ABC patterns.
8. Spring Dough Mats: Build Spring themed objects using dough.
9. Spring Tracing Mini: Use fine-motor skills to trace spring-themed figures and create a mini-book.
10. April Seek-n-Follow Directions: The boys and girls will count the total number of insects. They will also draw lines from vegetables the matching shaped garden.
11. A Bee C’s Bingo: Choose a card and identify the letter. If you have the letter on your hive, use one of the bee counters to cover the letter. Continue until your card is full. If you pull a bear card, clear the hive and start over.
12. April ABC Search: Color by letters to reveal the mystery letter (I: Insects, F: Flowers, N: Nest, U: Umbrella)
13. Bunny Sounds: Choose a bunny and identify the number. Then, find the head, arms, and legs that have pictures with the same numbers (1-10 included).
14. Crackin’ Egg Trace: Choose an egg. Twist the egg to match the letters. Write or trace the letters.
15. Name Nest Crown: The boys and girls will follow multiple step directions to build a name nest crown.
16. Spring Color by Letters: Color the picture by letters.
17. Counting Bugs: Read the book and identify the numbers. Trace the numbers and draw the matching number of bugs in each jar.
18. Roll & Feed Springtime Animals: The boys and girls will roll the dice and count the number of dots. Then, they will use the tweezers to place the matching number of counters/erasers in the mouth of the bunny and frog.
19. Symmetrical Butterfly: Cut out the butterfly. Paint half of the butterfly. Fold it in half. Open it up to reveal a symmetrical butterfly.
20. Bug Puppets: Color the spring scene and bugs. Cut out the bugs and tape them to popsicle sticks. Use the puppets to tell a story.
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