10 NO PREP January Activities for Kindergarten

2022 Ideas for Kindergarten


Read more about some no or low-prep January activities for Kindergarten or First Grade…
Update as of December 2021…More resources have been added to this original post for 2022. 
CLICK HERE to read about 12 Winter Resources for After the Break that will get you through the entire month of January!
January Activities for Kindergarten
The New Year is almost here!  I’m sure the last thing you want to do right now are post-break lesson plans!    I designed these no and low prep January activities for Kindergarten and First Grade with YOU in mind!  As a teacher-mom, I know how hard it is to leave your own kids at home and go back to work after the holidays.  I hope that the ease of these print and go winter resources helps you make a smooth transition back to school.
You can access all of these individual January resources for Kindergarten and First Grade by  CLICKING HERE to visit the Winter Category of my TPT Store, or SAVE BIG with my Jump Into January Bundle that includes all of the resources shown below…

Here are my top 10 Post-Break January Activities for Kindergarten or First Grade…


1.  Ring in the New Year with 2022 New Year’s Resolution Writing Templates!

This fun lesson makes for an awesome January Bulletin Board!

New Year's Bulletin Board
 I read the story Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution.  We discuss what the word resolution means, and together we compose a list of resolutions or goals.  Students choose one idea to write about on their 2020 writing template.  Boy and girl craft templates are included to use as paper toppers.  This board is one of my favorites!

2.   January NO Prep Journal Writing Prompts!

Simply print these January journals, and you have an ENTIRE MONTH of writing lessons at your fingertips!  These monthly writing journals have been an absolute life-saver for me.  No matter how busy we get, we always write everyday because I  have these on hand.  Two formats are included to use as journals or as individual worksheets at your writing center.  For instance, I use half of the prompts and combine them into journals.  I will use the other half as individual worksheets at my Writing Center.  They are also great to have on hand for a sub!  This winter resource is sold separately or as part of a writing bundle for the entire year.


Kindergarten Writing Journals

3.  Snow Globe Winter Resource

Another one of my favorite winter resources is this Snow Globe craftivity!  Simply print the writing and craft templates onto card stock, and let the students do the rest.  No tracing or black construction paper needed!  I like to place my students’ photos inside the globe, or you may have them draw themselves.  Finish with a touch of acrylic glitter glaze for an extra touch.


Snow Globe Craft and Writing
Bonus Bulletin Board Lettering is included as shown in photo above!

4. Writing and Math Winter Resources

This Snow Much Fun Writing and Math Bundle includes differentiated monthly resources with a winter theme.  In addition to using these pages for math or writing workshop, they are also perfect for centers or morning work.  The possibilities are endless with these no-prep pages that the students can complete independently!


Winter Resources for After the Break


5. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Celebrate MLK Day with this AWESOME Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bulletin Board Bundle.  This craft turns out amazing.  Choose from a variety of writing templates for the craft.  Extra writing templates are included for use throughout the week or during Black History Month!
MLK Bulletin Board
Visit my store for an MLK FREE Bulletin Board Header Letter Set as seen in the above photo!


6. Snowmen Hat Number Mats

These Snowmen Hat Number Mats are perfect for an instant Winter Math Center!  Print and laminate for use year after year.  The mats are perfect for number writing practice as well as 1:1 correspondence practice using ten frames!  For extra fine motor practice, I like to have my students roll small play-dough balls to show the number in the ten frame.
Number Writing Winter Resources


7. Super Bowl Opinion Writing

Are you ready for some football writing?  The Super Bowl will be here before we know it.  It’s a perfect time to introduce opinion or persuasive writing with these customized football writing templates differentiated for writers in kindergarten through 4th grade.  Choose from 12 templates, and create a Super “Bowl-etin Board!”
Football Bulletin Board


8.  Snowmen at Night

I love the Snowmen at Night and Snowmen All Year books.  Use these customized Snowman Hat writing templates and craft templates to create the cutest winter wonderland in your classroom or hallway!  BONUS bulletin board lettering is included!

Snowmen at Night Winter Resources


9.  Marshmallow Math

I created this Marshmallow Math Bulletin Board Bundle last winter, and my kids absolutely LOVED it.  I had my students choose doubles facts using two different colors of Jet-puffed Mini Marshmallows.  This activity was great practice for number formation, addition, writing number sentences, and cutting with those fine-motor skills!  Marshmallow lettering is included as well as all craft templates shown.  This one is a must-have for kindergarten or first grade!
Marshmallow Math Winter Resources


10.  Report Writing Winter Resources

Lastly, I recommend integrating report writing into the winter theme.  In January, we complete two research report studies on polar bears and penguins.  Both of my research report units include the research, graphic organizers, and report writing templates.  My kids get so into non-fiction resources as we study about these animals, and they have a great report keepsake to take home at the end of the month!
Polar Bear Penguins Winter Resources

January Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade – THE BUNDLE!

Having everything you need in one print and go file will  eliminate the post-break planning stress this winter.
You may purchase them separately in my WINTER category, or SAVE with the bundle!
Above all, I hope that I have given you some ideas for January activities for Kindergarten and First Grade.    May this year be your best teaching year yet!