When we flip the calendar to March, it also feels like we hit the accelerator for the school year. As the days pass more quickly, it can seem daunting to fit in all of the skill practice our students need. Plus, as we enter the spring season, our young learners usually need a little bit of extra engagement throughout the school day. To help with your March lesson planning, I have compiled my favorite tried-and-true Kindergarten Activities for March to keep your students excited about learning!
Engaging Kindergarten Activities for March
These engaging kindergarten activities can be used to supplement your lesson plans with a bit of seasonal fun. This round-up of March kindergarten activities will give you some inspiration as you put together your lesson plans. You might even notice some resources that you already have in your toolbox!
Morning Work for March
As the school year races ahead, it’s even more important to reinforce daily routines. Morning work can definitely help you maintain an efficient routine for your young learners. They will benefit from knowing exactly what’s expected of them when they walk in the door each morning. Effective morning work activities can set the tone for the day and help your students ease into a day of learning.
The goal of morning work is for students to get to work with minimal instruction from you. By March, students will likely be able to independently work on literacy and math skills such as consonant blends and number bonds. Morning work printables are also an excellent option for fast finisher activities or even for homework!
March Literacy Centers
Your centers rotation is another helpful routine that can keep your students engaged in literacy practice. Low-prep centers can be prepped and organized ahead of time so that they are ready to go each day! When you use a similar format for your centers all year, it’s easy to add some seasonal excitement to your classroom. The students will already be familiar with the centers routine.
You can add a touch of holiday fun to your literacy centers by using gold coins for a St. Patrick’s Day spin and cover game. During another literacy station, students can build CVC words to match the picture on each pot of gold. There are many different ways that you can bring some spring fun to literacy practice using low-prep literacy task cards.
Math Centers for March
In addition to practicing number bonds during morning work time, students can get more repetition with this concept during math centers. Students can add the correct amount of “gold” to the second pot under a rainbow in order to complete the number bond.
Gold coins can also serve as a great way to practice nonstandard measurement! Students can use a laminated strip of gold coins to measure a variety of March-themed objects. Students can then record the number on the corner of each task card, giving them additional practice with number formation.
Pot of Gold Craft
It’s always helpful when one activity can help students practice a variety of important skills. This is especially true when the activity can also become an easy (and adorable) bulletin board!
This pot of gold craft encourages students to practice following directions as they stack the rainbow colors in the correct order. Students could also use a crayon to color a rainbow template based on your instructions. As young learners cut out and assemble the pieces of this craft, they will be practicing important fine motor skills.
Students will also be able to practice their letter formation, spelling, and writing skills as they write about a time when they feel lucky. Depending on the skills you’d like to practice with this craft, you can also choose to either type student names into a template or have them practice writing their own name on the gold coins.
Once your students have finished creating their St. Patrick’s Day crafts, you’ll have everything you need to create an adorable bulletin board for March! Your students will love looking for their pot of gold on the wall and can practice reading what their peers wrote.
Spring STEM Challenges
Your students will love observing, hypothesizing, planning, and experimenting with fun STEM challenges for spring! Students can create a rainbow of flowers through capillary action! They can also experiment with color mixing as they create the colored water that their white carnations will “drink.”
Since March also marks the beginning of jellybean season, you can incorporate small candies into an engaging STEM challenge. Students can hypothesize what will happen when jellybeans are placed in different liquids. Your class will be so excited to see the different reactions that each liquid has on the candy!
No Prep Printables
Finally, you can supplement your daily lesson plans with simple printable activities. These kid-friendly printable worksheets for March can definitely come in handy throughout the month!
These printables are perfect for small-group literacy and math practice. Early finishers also enjoy completing these seasonal worksheets as they wait for the next classroom activity. These printable activities can be handed out individually as you need them throughout the month, or you can create a March activity packet that focuses on the skills you’d like to target with extra practice.
These no-prep printable activities are also helpful if you’re looking for simple but engaging activities to send home. These worksheets are a quick addition to take-home folders.
Printable Bundle of Kindergarten March Activities
You can find all of the activities shown above (and more!) in one time-saving resource. This printable bundle of March activities includes low-prep centers, morning work, STEM challenges, digital task cards, and a St. Patrick’s Day craft. You’ll find a variety of engaging activities that will help your students practice important skills all month long. 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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