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Whether you and your students love to play sports or prefer to watch and cheer on your favorite teams, these Sports Themed Activities and Centers for Pre-K & Kindergarten are sure to be a hit! Strengthen important math and literacy skills like counting, addition and subtraction, shape recognition, sight words, pre-writing skills, beginning sounds, and more. Add some extra spirit and learning fun into your centers today!
Sports Themed Activities and Centers
This engaging and interactive pack of activities includes 3 literacy centers and 12 math centers. Many of the activities come with multiple versions making them perfect for differentiating to help all of your students be successful. Whether you are working on a sports unit or your kiddos just love watching and playing sports, these centers are for you!
Check out a few of the activities in this sports themed resource pack below…
Sight Word Strike
Let’s get started with this versatile and customizable sight word bowling themed activity! Choose which words you would like your students to work on spelling and writing and simply type them into the EDITABLE file.
Students build the sight words on the bowling balls using the alphabet bowling pins. Then they can practice writing their sight words on the bowling balls on the recording sheet.
Referee Tally Mark Clip Cards
Clip cards are always a hit with early learners and your students are sure to love these referee tally mark count and clip cards. They will provide hands-on counting practice to 20 in your math centers!
Kids will strengthen counting and fine motor skills as they clip the total number of tally marks next to the referee!
“I Can Play” Emergent Reader
Low-prep activities are my favorite and prep for this sports themed emergent reader doesn’t get easier! Simply copy two-sided and cut in half for two books.
This super fun emergent reader comes in 2 versions! Print a simple label-style version or one with a predictable sentence pattern.
Goal for 20 Frames
Ready to practice those “tricky” teen numbers? This 20 frames hockey activity helps strengthen counting and number recognition to 20!
To play, students pick a card and read the 20 frame. Then they color the hockey puck with the number that matches.
Baseball Beginning Sound Puzzles
Identifying beginning sounds is a skill that we practice all year long. These baseball themed puzzles are the perfect way to keep beginning sounds practice engaging and fun!
Kids match up the baseball letters with their mitts by identifying the beginning sounds of the pictures. There are 2 options for this puzzle activity. One version contains letters on both sides of the puzzle for assistance and self-correcting!
Football Subtraction Sort
Practice subtraction with this interactive subtraction sorting game! Be sure to laminate the pieces because this game will be extra popular with your kiddos.
Students will pick a football card and sort the equations by their answers. The answers are displayed on cute football player and cheerleader cards!
Even More Sports Themed Activities…
The literacy activities and centers in this pack are hands-on, low-prep, and cover additional skills such as:
- Letter recognition (uppercase and lowercase)
- “Write the Room” writing center
- Letter tracing
- Pre-writing skills
Your students will enjoy the engaging and interactive math activities! Strengthen additional skills like:
- 10 and 20 frames
- Base 10 blocks
Don’t have a color printer? No problem! All of the colored items also come in black and white at the end of the file!
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