April is such an exciting time in kindergarten! Students have worked hard all year to build a strong foundation of number sense, phonemic awareness, and phonics. By the spring, they are building on that foundation at what feels like lightning speed! In this post, I’m sharing my favorite Kindergarten Activities for April that can help you keep that momentum going through this busy month!
Kindergarten Activities for April
This round-up of resources can help you supplement your April lesson plans with meaningful learning activities. You might even see some activities that you already have on hand!
April Morning Work
By April, the morning work routine has become an important part of the school day. Students have grown to rely on this time to ease into a day of learning. They are set up for success when they walk in the door because they know what is expected of them. The math and literacy skills addressed in these activities are things that students have been learning or have already mastered. This helps them complete the activities with minimal teacher instruction.
Morning work in April can include a hint of seasonal fun, which gets students excited to sit down and see what’s on their paper. Is it an Easter basket? A bunny? A few spring flowers? You can also choose to use these morning work printables individually each day or bind them together to form a morning work booklet.
Literacy Centers for April
By April, your centers routine is also likely a well-oiled machine. You can incorporate many literacy activities into your rotations and your students will be able to get right to work! Since the task card format of low-prep centers is so familiar to students, they are able to complete the tasks with minimal assistance or instruction from you!
Students can add letters to kites to form CVC words. You can choose to provide letter tiles or magnets at the station or they can write directly on the laminated cards with dry eraser markers. If they finish early, students can use the magnets to create more words or they can write words from the same word family on the back of each task card.
Self-checking clip cards are another great activity for literacy centers! This spring-themed consonant blends activity can help students practice fine motor skills as they add a clip to the corresponding blend. A sticker on the back of the card helps them check their work.
April Math Centers
There are so many fun ways to incorporate the fun of the season with math practice! This bunny hop math center is a great way to help students associate addition with a number line. Since students will use number lines to visualize math concepts for years to come, it’s helpful to give them plenty of practice with them!
Your students will also love to practice sequencing with this spring chick center! After counting the eggs above the chick, they will write down the number on the center box. Then they will write down the number that comes before and the number that comes after. Some seasonal manipulatives, like Easter mini erasers, can help students as they add one more and take one away to determine the sequence.
Teen Number Practice
One of the reasons why I love spring in kindergarten is that students have grown so much in their math skills! At the beginning of the school year, students are learning to count and identify single-digit numbers. By spring, they are diving into teen numbers! These teen number practice activities are a great way for students to strengthen their number sense.
These printable math activities can help students practice number recognition, counting, number formation, and modeling teen numbers. They are a great supplement to your daily math practice or they could be used for small group intervention, homework, or early finisher activities.
Easter Name Craft
Crafts are a great way to incorporate seasonal fun into your classroom while still working on important skills. Your students will love creating this adorable spring chick name craft! They can practice fine motor skills and improve their hand strength as they cut out the various pieces for this project. This craft is also a great opportunity for them to use their listening skills as they follow the assembly instructions.
After following directions and getting the chick put together, students will spell their names using eggs! You can choose to use blank eggs for additional handwriting practice, or you can give students eggs with the letters already printed on them. Either way, the final product is an adorable addition to a spring bulletin board! Students always love to read their names and the names of their classmates as they pass the chicks on display.
No Prep Printables for April
We all know how busy spring can be in kindergarten, so it’s important to have some no-prep activities in your April toolbox. Printable worksheets are a great way to supplement your curriculum with meaningful activities that keep students engaged in learning. You can incorporate these activities into small group instruction, kindergarten homework, fast finisher activities, or any time you feel like your students would benefit from a little bit of extra practice.
These handy worksheets are also really helpful to include in your substitute teacher plans. They include skills that students are ready to practice by April, including consonant blends, sight words, sentences, addition, and sequencing.
Printable Bundle of April Kindergarten Activities
To save you some time and money, I have compiled all of the activities above (and more!) into an April Activity Bundle. This helpful resource includes morning work, low-prep centers, digital task cards, teen number practice activities, no-prep printables, and an Easter craft. You’ll be able to keep your students engaged in meaningful learning activities all month long with a bit of holiday fun along the way! If you’d like to take a closer look at everything included in this bundle, you can find it in my shop.
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