Making Learning Centers is a great way, as a teacher or as a mom, to help children get guided practice with a variety of skills. These can be used individually, with support, or in a group of kids or students.
Below is an Apple Themed Edit-able document that can be changed to whatever learning you are reinforcing.
Subscribe and receive uppercase and lowercase matching, counting, and -at word family. Print on red or white paper, laminate or use clear packing tape to be able to reuse them.
Here are some ideas on how to use them:
- Play matching memory games with the cut outs.
- Put all cut out in the basket, bucket, or bowl. Have the child pull out the apple cutout, say what is on the card, and white it on a white board. (You can practice this in a small group or class setting, by selecting a child to pull an apple out, then have everyone write it together).
- For the numbers have kids retrieve the numbers around the yard and then arrange them in number order.
Each of these ideas reinforced literacy while being interactive and child-centered.