Winter Activities {literacy and math ideas}

We have one more week left in November, and then we get a whole week off for Thanksgiving break! I LOVE my job and my class a lot, but breaks are good for the soul! When we come back from our break, we are going to be immersed in all things winter! {Well except for the weather, thank goodness, because this Cali girl can't handle the cold! Just ask my besties! ;)}

Literacy Centers
{the following activities are from my December Games and Centers}
Short Vowel Sort- we're still working hard on the short vowel sounds! Students will read the words on the cookies and place them on the correct cookie sheet.
Miss Kindergarten {short vowel cookie sheet sort}

Snowy Sight Words- Students will pick a card from the pile and write the sight word on the correct line. They will also use these cards to play memory with a partner.
Miss Kindergarten {snowy sight words}

Sweet Sentences- building, reading and writing sentences with our high frequency words.
Miss Kindergarten {sweet sentences}

Skating Sounds- we're still working hard with beginning sounds ;) The students will match the pair of skates by matching the picture with the correct beginning letter.
Miss Kindergarten {skating sounds- beginning sound match}

Word Family Trees- sorting gifts under the correct word family.
Miss Kindergarten {short e word family sort}

{the following activities are from my Winter Print and Go}
Color by code- at and ag word famillies
Miss Kindergarten {color by code- short a words}

Spinning sounds- working on beginning sounds
Miss Kindergarten {spinning sounds- identifying beginning sounds}

{the following activities are from my Winter Word Cards}
We'll have new words on our vocabulary pocket chart!
Miss Kindergarten {Winter Word Cards}
  And we'll practice building sentences!
Miss Kindergarten {Winter Word Cards and building sentences}
Miss Kindergarten {Winter Word Cards and building sentences}
Miss Kindergarten {Winter Word Cards and building sentences}

Math Centers 
{the following activities are from my December Games and Centers}
Build a Snowman- solving plus 1 addition problems.
Miss Kindergarten {building a snowman- plus one addition problems}

Catch Me if You Can- practicing ordering numbers to 20 and identifying numbers out of order.
Miss Kindergarten {gingerbread number order}

Miss Kindergarten {gingerbread number order}
 This activity is really fun! I choose a number card and read it aloud, while the students find it on their paper. Then I tell them which color crayon to use and they color in that gingerbread kid with the correct color. After we do this all together, I put this game in centers. Now a student is the "caller" and the other kids in the center color in the numbers. They love playing teacher!
Miss Kindergarten {gingerbread number identification}

Gingerbread Games- practicing before and after through 20
Miss Kindergarten {gingerbread before and after}

Snowflake Sums-solving equations and sorting them onto the correct house. This one is tricky!
Miss Kindergarten {snowflake sums}

Stop, gumdrop and roll- our seasonal addition game!
Miss Kindergarten {roll and cover}

{the following activities are from my Winter Print and Go}
Spin and Graph- working on our graphing skills
Miss Kindergarten {spin and graph}

Ten frame practice
Miss Kindergarten {ten frames}

Spinning Snowflakes- counting and writing numbers
Miss Kindergarten {spin and count}

Roll and cover- identifying numbers through 6
Miss Kindergarten {roll and cover}

Snowflake Sums- using snowflake manipulatives to add numbers through 10
Miss Kindergarten {solving simple addition equations}

If you are interested in using any of these activities in your class this winter, you can find them in my TpT store! They are on sale, 20% off, November 17th and 18th!


  1. I love this post! You make such adorable games. I'm sure you have addressed this somewhere in previous posts, but how many kids do you have at a station at a time? And how long do you give them to complete that center?


  2. Love ALL of these ideas! You are so creative. You also make me want to teach Kindergarten really bad!!!

  3. My homeschooler is way past kindergarten but I just adored this post. What fabulous eye candy!!! My 9 year old daughter wants to be little again so she can come and live in your classroom. Great work. Great post. Thank you.

  4. Just bought the Winter Print and Go and word cards yesterday. Missed the 20% off sale, but still well worth it! My class loved the Fall version of both! Thanks for all your hard work!

  5. Aww bummer Sk8ergirl!!! Email me and I will send you something :)

  6. I love seeing all the Christmas things!!!!!!! Can't wait!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  7. Love these games!!! Adorable, as always!

  8. These games look like so much fun! I can never have too many centers and games. You make learning so much fun!