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Free Spring Centers for Kindergarten

With the longer days and warmer temperatures, springtime is always a treat after a long winter! In fact, it’s not uncommon to see the excitement for spring carry over into the classroom. With the right activities in your toolbox, you can keep your routine on track even when spring fever is in full swing! These Free Spring Centers for Kindergarten are a great place to start!

Free Spring Centers

The Benefits of Spring Centers

There are several reasons why it’s helpful to keep your centers routine going through the busy spring months:

  • Consistency: Kindergarteners thrive on routine, but the schedule is often interrupted during the spring. That’s why it’s so helpful to maintain a center routine so your days still have a familiar structure. 
  • Seasonal Fun: Spring centers are a great way to embrace some of the spring fun while keeping learning on track. It’s easy to add some themed centers to your existing routine!
  • Low-Prep Learning: With field trips, assessments, fundraisers, and other springtime events on the calendar, there are a lot of demands on your time! Centers help you add worthwhile and meaningful skill practice to your lesson plans without spending hours of your prep time.
  • Hands-On Engagement: With all of the excitement of the season, it can be a challenge to keep students on task. The hands-on nature of centers is especially helpful for keeping students engaged in learning during the spring months!

Free Spring Centers for Kindergarten

I have put together some free low-prep centers for you to use in your classroom this spring! These activities will help your students practice addition with a number line.

Step One: Choose a Theme

These centers come with three different themes to choose from. You could use the bunny theme around Easter time, the frog theme for a touch of green around St. Patrick’s Day, or the bee center any time!

Step Two: Print and Prep

Cut apart and laminate each number line. (Number paths are also included if preferred.) I always suggest laminating centers. One reason is that it makes the activities much more durable. This way, you just have to prep once for years of use! Laminating also turns these printables into dry-erase activities: Just add a marker and eraser.

After the number lines are prepared, you can cut out the animals and tape each one onto the end of a popsicle stick. These will be used for the number line addition practice. If you have students who aren’t quite ready to practice with a number line, you can provide counters. You could either print more copies of the small animals or provide small seasonal manipulatives for your students to use as they solve the addition problems.

Addition with a number line task card is being used with a paper bunny attached to a popsicle stick, along with mini eraser manipulatives.

Step Three: Practice Addition

Students will pick a card and solve the equation using the number line or number path. They can place the popsicle stick on top of the first number in the equation. Then, they will “hop” along the number line to solve the equation. Once they have figured out the sum, students can write the number in the box on the task card using a dry-erase marker.

Step Four: Clean Up and Store for Later

These math centers are very easy to reset when it’s time for students to rotate to the next activity. All they have to do is wipe the numbers off the laminated cards and place them back into the task card storage container.

All of the supplies for these centers can fit nicely in a plastic photo storage box. They’re easy to tuck away until you’re ready to use them again next spring!

More Ways to Use These Centers

The best part about low-prep centers is that you can use them any time your students need more practice with addition.

  • Morning Work: These number line addition activities are easy to pull out for a morning work activity. Students can use these self-directed activities to ease into a day of learning.
  • Early Finishers: Are you looking for some simple and quiet activities for students to complete as they wait for the next classroom activity to begin? These centers can be a great option! Since they are intended to be completed independently, it’s easy for students to choose an activity and quietly work while they wait.
  • Math Intervention: Centers can also be a helpful way to add targeted math practice to your daily routine. The engaging activities make it easier to keep your students motivated to participate in the extra skill practice they need. If you have a few extra minutes at the end of your math intervention time, you can pull out one of these centers for some fun addition practice.

Grab These Free Spring Centers for Kindergarten

Would you like to use these free centers in your classroom this spring? I have put together everything you need for these three activities into one easy-to-download freebie.

Number line addition center supplies in a plastic photo storage box

Inside this printable you’ll find number lines, number paths, task cards, printable animals, and storage container labels. Just fill out the form on this page and I’ll deliver them straight to your inbox!

Even More Centers for Kindergarten

If you like the idea of using low-prep seasonal centers in your classroom this spring, be sure to check out my year-long centers bundle. These low-prep seasonal centers can bring engaging math and literacy practice to your classroom all year long! To take a closer look at everything included in this centers bundle, just click below to head over to my shop.

Save These Kindergarten Centers for Spring

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Free Spring Centers for Kindergarten