Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kindergarten November Literacy Centers

I'm a little late in blogging about November centers for kinders. They've been on TPT and TN for over a month, but I haven't gotten around to blogging about them. The kinder centers are especially fun for me because Shawn is at the age where he can do these. It's been fun to see what he likes and  what he thinks "isn't as fun". Ha! Next week I'll be using these centers with my kinder groups at school too. 

The set up for this month's centers is similar to October and September. Enjoy my photo dump! ;)

Beginning Sound Match: Shawn loved this one because he liked coloring the little pictures on his worksheet.

Syllable Sort: This is the first month that Shawn is starting to get the syllable thing! I was so shocked at how difficult this was for him. It was eye opening, that's for sure. He'd stretch one syllable words into two syllables like this: ow-el (for owl). We're getting there now. :) He likes the clapping part of this center. 


Rhyming Match: There are two words that rhyme with each picture on the sorting mat.

Sound match: Matching the letter to the picture that starts with that sound. (There are options for color leaves and black and white leaves. I am trying to save my printer a little with the less inky option.)

Letter Match (lower case to upper case)

Letter Sort: Sorting letters with different fonts


Another option for Letter Sort that is more challenging: sorting based on the vowel sound

Going Nutty Making words (different vowel options)

Matching up pie parts to make words

Letter Race or Word Race: This was Shawn's favorite!

You could laminate the student sheet so they could do it more than once, or you could make the student sheet two sided. 

I also included some extras to get kinders ready for the reading section of the menu (coming up in January). Rebuild a poem (with sentence strips and student sheet), read, think, match, Read, Visualize, Draw, and Read, Think, Match. These are not included on the menu, but are included in the pack as extras. You could do these as whole class or small group activities.

Here is the menu:
and a smaller menu without the word building column:

You can get these centers by visiting my TPT or TN Shops:


Here are some pictures from my first grade class last year. I wish I took more!

Would you like to win the kinder, 1st or 2nd grade menu? Write a comment below for a chance to win! Let me know which grade level you would prefer. 

You can also try for a second chance to win on my Facebook page. I'll choose a winner here and there!


  1. Love your centers! Would love to win the Kinder set!

  2. I would absolutely love to win a set of these for my kindergarten class. Thank you!

  3. Sarah these are all awesome! I would love a copy of the Kinder menu if I win! What fun activities! :o) Looks like your little guy is working hard and having fun!


  4. Love the inventive centers that you created. I would like the Kinder menu if I win.

  5. I would love to win the first grade set!

  6. I would love to win the kinder set!

  7. Fantastic! I would LOVE the kinder set! wendy

  8. Would LOVE to win your Kinder set! It looks great! Thank you. :)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

  9. How generous of you to allow people to enter here and on Facebook! Thank you!! I would be SO grateful to win your Kinder set!! Thanks again for doing this!!

  10. I would love to win your 1st grade set!

  11. First grade please! Would love to try with my kiddos.

  12. The November set for kinder is just what I need! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  13. These look fabulous, friend! How do you get it all done??
    Just Reed!

  14. I would love to win the first grade November centers to use with my class! That would be wonderful and would save me so much time in preparing my own!

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