Winter is almost over and Spring is just around the corner! Keeping your students engaged can be more challenging during the last stretch of the school year. My no-prep Spring Math and Literacy Activities for Kindergarten students will have your students learning essential skills and outcomes while saving you lots of time. These Spring-themed activities can be used in a variety of ways including for morning work, math and literacy learning centers, substitutes, and homework.
Activities included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities (Kindergarten) packet.
The following activities are included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities (Kindergarten) packet:
Spring Math Activities
Numbers 1 to 20
• Number Match & Write (4 pages)
• Spring Counting
• Flower Count
• Spin & Color a Bug
• Spring Number Words
• Spring Tally Count
• Flower Comparison
• Bug Jar Compare
• Spring Blocks
• Bug Order
• Flower Order
• Ten Frames Count & Color
• Buggy Ten Frames
• Bug Count
• Place Value
• Before & After
• Skip Counting Flowers by 2’s
Numbers 1 to 50
• Number Maze 1 – 30
• Number Maze 1 – 50
• Skip Counting by 5
Addition & Subtraction
• Number Bonds
• Making 10
• Spring Addition
• Bug Addition
• Color by Addition
• Spring Subtraction
• Color by Subtraction
Time, Measurement, & Data
• Spring Time I
• Spring Time II
• Spring Graphing
• Spring Measurement
Patterning & Shapes
• 2D Shape Attributes
• Bug Patterns
Spring Literacy Activities
• Missing Bugs
• Missing Letters
Syllables & CVC Words
• Spring Syllables
• Flowery Sounds (Initial Consonants)
• Buggy Sounds (Final Consonants)
• Middle Sounds (Vowels)
• Spring into CVC Words
• CVC Sound and Write (5 pages)
• Rhyming Bugs
• Blending Bugs (L Blends)
• Blending Bugs (R Blends)
• Blending Bugs (S Blends)
• Stamp a Blend
• Spin & Color by Blend
• Spring Digraphs
• Digraphs (Stamp and Write)
• Spin & Color by Digraph
• Color by Long Vowel (2 pages)
• Spring Sentences
• Flying Kites (Scrambled Sentence)
• Bug Hunt (Scrambled Sentence)
• Butterflies (Scrambled Sentence)
• Colorful Sight Words (3 pages)
• Watering Plants
• Bug Hunter
• Spring Word Search
Let’s have a look at a sample of these Spring activities in action.
Spring Math Activities
There are a large range of counting worksheets included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities packet. These include counting from 1-50, number comparison, and skip counting worksheets.
Ten frames allow students to visually see how numbers work together and using this strategy helps build number sense skills. In the Spin and Color a Bug Ten Frame activity, students spin a number and color the matching ten frame.
In the Buggy Ten Frames worksheet, students color the ten frames to show a representation of the teen number included in each frame.
Learning to identify, recognize and write numerals is an important part of early number sense development. In the flower comparison activity, students compare two numerals and color the larger number. Pair this worksheet with math counters or blocks for students that are still developing their counting skills and recognizing numerals as a representation of a specified quantity.
Skip counting is a foundational skill for learning multiplication and division. In this skip counting printable, students count and paste the numbers in the correct order up to 20 by multiples of 2. Pair this activity with base ten blocks or math counters to create a hands-on math learning center for your students.
Number recognition includes the ability to recognize quantities, numerals, and number words. In the Spring Number Words worksheet, students read the number word contained in the flower and color the matching numeral.
An essential math outcome in Kindergarten is for students to be able to decompose numbers to 10.
In the Number Bonds math worksheet, students complete number bonds to 10 by writing the missing number in the flower. Pair this math activity with math blocks or counters and you have a ready-made Spring math center.
Counting and adding is much more fun when it’s a coloring worksheet. In this Spring-themed Color by Addition activity, students solve the addition facts and color the picture using the color code.
Similarly, in the Spring-themed Color by Subtraction math worksheet, students also color the picture by solving the subtraction facts. For students that are still developing their addition and subtraction skills, pair the activity with math counters or blocks. This makes for a great last-minute no prep Spring math center.
Graphing activities include collecting data and recording it in a variety of ways. This math skill falls under the data analysis strand and requires the student to be able to organize information, compare concepts among groups, and problem solves using the information.
In the Spring Graphing worksheet, students cut, sort and paste Spring objects to create a graph. Using this graph, they then answer the comparison questions.
The following measurement activity provides students with an opportunity to practice non-standard measurement with a paper ruler. Students cut out the flower ruler and measure the Spring objects.
Spring Literacy Activities
There is a variety of Spring literacy worksheets included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities (Kindergarten) packet. Below is a small sample of the printables included.
In the Flower Sounds worksheets, students look at the picture and color the initial sound.
There are five CVC Sound and Write printables included in the packet; one for each of the short vowel sounds. In this activity, students say the word for the picture, sound out the word to identify the sounds, color the matching sounds, and write the complete CVC word in the letterboxes. This is a great activity for reinforcing initial and final consonant sounds, and short vowels.
Learning how to rhyme supports students in their phonological awareness development. In the Rhyming Bugs worksheet, students identify the rhyming words in the bugs and color them using the same color.
These scrambled sentence printables are designed to give your Kindergarten students practice in reading simple sentences with common Kindergarten sight words.
The pictures provide clues for emergent readers to read more difficult words. Students cut out the words and paste them in the correct order to create the sentence. Below this, there is a space for students to write the complete sentence.
Lots more activities are included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities (Kindergarten) packet. Click on the link below to purchase the packet.
Don’t forget to check out my other Spring resources such as the FREE Spring Measurement Math Center.