This Winter Writing Center Activity has a little hide-n-seek twist to it that your students are going to love! You’ll like it too because it’ll have your kids up and moving, reading, and coloring! A fun game of hide-n-seek is sure to brighten up your classroom writing centers this winter when things are dreary and cold outside.
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Winter Writing Center Activity
Let’s get those kiddos up and moving this winter with this fun “find it” literacy activity!
I just love how the skill of coloring is an early writing skill. Did you know that? So next time your students are coloring, relax and have fun with it! Remember…they are building fine motor skills necessary for writing.
Hide-n-seek, coloring, and encouraging movement is what this Winter “Find It” literacy center activity is all about!
Let’s get started with a few supplies!
- Winter “FIND IT” printable recording sheet (download below)
- 8 Winter word vocabulary cards – laminate for repeated use and cut (download below)
- Tape or Velcro
- Clipboard (Amazon has 30 packs if you don’t have a class set yet – they are handy!)
How to Use the Winter Writing Center Activity
This activity is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms as a reader’s workshop or writing center activity. It is also great for homeschool!
If you decide to make this a center activity, just remember to scatter the winter vocabulary cards around the classroom before the students arrive.
Use velcro to attach the cards to the walls or other surfaces if you like to keep your “write the room” cards in similar locations throughout the year. Tape works too!
My favorite way to use this Winter “Find It” activity is in pairs.
Once the winter vocabulary cards are printed and cut out partner #1 uses a small piece of tape or velcro to scatter the cards around the classroom by attaching them to the walls, cabinets, or shelves.
Partner #2 should turn his/her back so they can’t see where partner #1 places the winter vocabulary cards.
Partner #2 then uses the recording sheet attached to a clipboard to find the winter vocabulary cards scattered around the classroom.
When partner #2 finds a vocab card, he/she should read the word out loud, find it on their recording sheet, and color the picture that matches the vocab card.
As partner #2 finds each vocabulary card, they hand it to partner #1 and he/she places them back in the writing center so that partner #2 has a chance to hide the vocab cards for partner #1.
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Tip: For an extra challenge, children can write the vocabulary word next to the picture when they find it and color it in!
The activity continues until both partners have had a chance to hide the winter vocab cards and also find/color them on the recording sheet.
I hope this Winter Writing Center Activity brings some fun and joy to your classroom. Your students are going to really enjoy using them!
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