January always feels like a long month in teaching.  It’s also a busy month trying to administer one-on-one report card assessments.  I wanted to create independent activities for my students that would keep them learning and engaged while I pulled kids for testing.  These Winter Centers for Kindergarten offer a plethora of options for literacy, math, and fine motor activities.  In this post, I’ll share over 16 centers you can create using the tools included in this resource.  Let’s dive in…

Everything featured in this post is included in the Winter Centers Bundle available in my TPT Store…

Winter Math Centers

The Winter Math Centers portion of the bundle includes:

  • Mitten task card numbers 1 to 20
  • a student recording sheet
  • snowman mats for ten frames / twenty frames

Simply print this file in color and laminate for use in a variety of Winter Math Centers!

Teacher Tips for Math Center Ideas

Here are some ideas for Winter Math Centers:

  • Mitten Numbers Write the Room

  • Built It with Snowmen Ten Frames or Twenty Frames

  • Fine Motor Math Centers

  • Pocket Chart Addition or Subtraction

Winter Math Centers for Kindergarten

Winter Math Centers for Kindergarten

  • Number Identification Assessments
  • Mitten Math Memory Game
  • Fine Motor / Number Writing Center with Play-Doh or Dry Erase Markers

Winter Literacy Centers

The Winter Literacy Centers component of the bundle includes the following:

  • Lowercase snow globe letters
  • Uppercase snow globe letters
  • Lowercase Write the Room letter recording sheet
  • Uppercase Write the Room letter recording sheet.
  • Choice of 2 Word Building recording sheets.

Teacher Tips for Creating Your Winter Literacy Centers:

Here are some ways I’m using the resources included in this set to create instant centers for my kindergarteners:

  • Snow Globe Lowercase Letters Write the Room

  • Snow Globe Uppercase Letters Write the Room

  • Fine Motor / Writing Letter Center with Play-Doh or Dry Erase Markers

  • Memory Game

  • Letter Match-up Center

  • Pocket Chart Word Building – decoding and encoding practice

  • Assessment

Winter Words Write the Room

The third set included in the Winter Centers for Kindergarten Bundle features:

  • 2 Writing Center Write the Room Sets of 12 Winter Words Picture Cards for a total of 24 cards
  • 2 Recording Sheets – one for each version
  • Bonus Color and Write Winter Worksheets for Early Finishers

Teacher ideas for using this resource:

  • Winter Words Write the Room – 2 versions

  • Memory Game
  • Pocket Chart Writing Center
  • Color and Write Winter Sentences


Detailed directions all the center ideas listed above are included in the product download.

I hope this post has inspired you to create your own Winter Centers in your classroom.  CLICK HERE to view the Winter Centers for Kindergarten Bundle in my TPT Store.  If you purchase and use this resource in your classroom, I would love to hear from you in the comments below.  Stay warm and happy teaching!