Simple counting activity for children, especially preschoolers. Easy to differentiate (could even practice addition facts) and develops fine motor skills.
Little Spelling Box - Make these with Jolly Phonics digraphs to promote blending. Fun way to practice the letter sounds and phoneme segmentation and blending
Teach Your Child to Read - CVC words center that is my absolute favorite. check out this post for fun reading centers ideas for kindergarten or first grade! - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.
Guided Reading: Great activities to do with students to help them learn to read.
Puddle Jumping Sight Word Game for preschool and kindergarten spring reading fun! Gross motor play for active learning.
Phonics 1 Phonics/Alphabet Baskets Sorting Activity (from The Imagination Tree) Make baskets with objects that sound like a specific letter. Give the students a basket and let them practice their phonics skills by naming the objects.
Moon sand: 8 cups flour and 1 cup baby oil, really soft and easy to clean up.
Activities: Fine Motor, fingerplays) Goodbye song to end story/circle time or at the end of the school day
"Hands Go Up" sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to transition them to the carpet for story time. Could use for pre-k or K to transition to music time.
What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.