Six different (90 pages)Valentine’s Day hands-on centers to make learning fun this February! Skills included are vowel sounds in CVC words, initial blends, word families, subitizing with base ten blocks, subtraction within 10 and comparing numbers using greater than and less than. All of the centers include directions for how to play and recording forms.
***Math Centers Include***
Match My Heart: Subitizing with Base Ten Blocks
-Students must match base ten blocks with the correct numbers. The hearts include numbers 1-10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,90,and 100
-The recording sheet has students count base ten blocks and write the correct number, showing they have a clear understanding of base ten blocks.
Cupcake Count: Greater Than or Less Than 10 Math Center
-Students count the number of sprinkles on the cupcakes and then sort them accordingly by “Greater Than 10” or “Less Than 10.”
-The recording sheet has students track the numbers they have sorted
Sweetheart Subtraction: Subtraction Math Center
-Students use ten frames to help them solve subtraction problems. If laminated, students can cross off hearts on the board to help them with each problem
-The recording sheet has students track their answers to each subtraction problem
***Phonics Centers Include***
Sweet Treats: Word Family Phonics Center
*8 Word Families Included*
-Students must look at the pictures on the cookies and sort them into the correct cookie jar based on the word family. Word families include -at, -en, -in, -og, -ug, -ap, -et, and -ar
-The recording sheet has each word family and a space for students to illustrate one photo that belongs with that word family
Heart Charts: Vowel Sounds in CVC Words Phonics Center
-Vowel sound boards have a picture of a CVC word along with the first and last letter. They are given 3 choices for the missing vowel. Using a clothespin, students clip the pin on the correct vowel sound for each word. If the cards are laminated, they can also write in the missing letter.
-The recording sheet ask students to record the CVC words they built for each vowel
Pencil Puzzles: Initial Blends Phonics Center
-Students must build pencil puzzles by matching the correct initial blend to the end of each word. Pictures are provided to help support this task. The blends included are: br, bl, cr, cl, dr, fl, fr, gr, gl, pl, pr, sc, sl, sn, sm, sp, sw, st, and tr.
-The recording sheet has students color in the correct blend for certain pictures from the activity. This is to check that they have a clear understanding of initial blends