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Learning Center Activities

Lots of great ideas for creating learning centers (also known as word work!) in general to mostly to Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first graders, but also some ideas for older kids, too! Visit me at, or at my blog at

Learning Center Activities

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Keep a cheap camera in your room so the kids can take pics of their tasks during stations. Just hang it at the station and they have someone take a pic of them when they finish a task. This is the "proof" they finished their work.

Word work magnet station made from a car oil drip pan

Spools, craft sticks & Velcro! Great for making and breaking words. Use with words/pictures to make sentences/stories, laminate blank paper and use as a whiteboard to write in missing words. Make sums with numbers. Use pictures of the children and use as counters for games (or use coloured stars, shapes etc.) Many uses!! Literacy and numeracy, English and math, school, activity ideas

Phonics Sticks Clothespin Activity- self-checking fun! #kindergarten

Common Core Literacy Centers: How to Create a Manipulative Out of a Worksheet | Heidi Songs

FREE Valentine's Day Learning Center Activity "CVC Word Poke." Cute! This freebie is in the preview of the TPT product. :) #kindergarten

Pattern block sight words, letters, or numbers! Write words on blank templates. Kids play in pairs--correctly saying each word before they can cover it.

The First Grade Sweet Life: Reading Centers

Sentence Surgery Punctuation Center: laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and ‘Emergency Kit’ paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies).

Block "people" made using photographs of current children. Wonderful learning center for creative #play!

Wooden blocks come alive with faces of Day Nursery children

Recycled bottle top sentences literacy center. #kindergarten

The Activity Mom: Bottle Top Sentences

Great Ideas on Using Play-doh in the classroom.... keep learning fun! #kindergarten

Primary Possibilities: Play-Doh Fun!

#Alphabet literacy center: clip lower case letters on clothespins onto a strip of paper with the capitals.

  • Wendy Sewell
    Wendy Sewell

    I've always done this with bulletin board borders. :)

How to make a play school learning center in your #Kindergarten class with academic outcomes. :)

Make paper dolls for your students with photos of each student and a binder clip as a stand! This is great to go in a block center! #kindergarten

Environmental Print Block Center: This whole post is FILLED with FABULOUS, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE LEARNING CENTERS!!! #kindergarten

  • Wendy Sewell
    Wendy Sewell

    These would be great as felt board pieces!

  • HeidiSongs

    For sure!

Managing Learning Center Rotations in Different Ways. There are lots of good suggestions in this post!

Managing Center Rotations in Different Ways

Learn letters and sounds with 25 FREE picture mats! #kindergarten


    This is awesome


    Thank you.

  • HeidiSongs

    You're welcome! The Measured Mom is an AWESOME resource!

Blank jigsaw puzzle masters! FREE DOWNLOAD in both Word format and PDF!

Jigsaw Pairs | Relief Teaching Ideas

Rhyming Folders: match two #rhyming words with yarn and velcro. Clever!

Rhyming Folders

Literacy center sight word activities incorporating fine motor!

Letter Sequencing on DIY goeboards. Love it!!!

Number and Letter Sequencing | An Everyday Story

Super easy, cheap, and fun word work center!

Easy and Cheap Word Word and Writing Centers

#Rhyming learning center made out of a Walmart Dollar center find!

Life in First Grade: New Literacy Centers