Second Grade Center Ideas
Silly sentences - for build sentence patterns with various nouns, verbs, articles, etc. Have kids write a story that includes the sentence they created.
Some great ideas for using Lego in the classroom!
Partner wheel: Put the kids you don't want together in the smaller circle and match them up to the kids in the larger circle!
Popsicle stick centers! (10 of them) sight words or spelling words...even just letters for kinder!
Math Fact BANG! Kids pull a stick, read the fact, answer correctly and they keep the stick. If they pull out a BANG they have to put all their sticks back. This would be good for multiplication.
love2learn2day: Clothespin Fractions - order and compare fractions with clothespins from the Dollar Store. CCSS Fraction Standards in Grades 3 & 4. Definitely using this as a center next year.
"Making Words" using sticky notes... I like how it's divided into beginning, middle, and ending sounds... could switch to have blends at the beginning and single consonants at the end... could also add -ed, -s, -es, & -ing... or you could use onsets and rimes... lots of possibilities.
Popcorn Writing Center Activity: Students pick a yellow piece of popcorn (character) and a white piece of popcorn (setting) and write a short story. Containers can sometimes be found for $1 at Target's dollar section
Flip TEN-Fun addition card game from Guided Math! Kids line up cards in four rows of five. Then, they flip two cards over. If the sum of the two cards equals 10, they keep the cards and replace the cards with two more from the deck. The game ends when there are no more matches left. Great for the start of the year in ANY grade! Finding friendly numbers is a skill ALL kids need to practice!
E is for Explore!: Flip Ten
word family activity from paper roll tubes and paint stirring sticks
Folder turned double envelope for flashcards
30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills
Dollar store photo albums... Turn them into flashcard fun! Easy to write and wipe, just insert what you are working on. You could even just insert white paper and have them work on writing sight words, so many ways to use them!