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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

Sight Word Easter Egg Match Up by HeidiSongs

Sight Word Eggs Recording Sheet Freebie from Heidisongs

DIY wooden block phonics game This is a wonderful activity for teaching reading. It's visual and tactile. If your students are having trouble with word families, then that student needs more practice breaking each individual sound apart. This works beautifully for that.

Word Family WORD SORTS with popsicle sticks! EASY AND FUN!

What are the Other Kids Doing? {FREEBIE}

Live, Love, Laugh and Teach!: Spelling/Sight Word Practice Part 3 (sensory ideas to learn spelling)

Letter Sounds and Lids Freebie from HeidiSongs

Spill the Letters Match Up Game-Busy Bag.

Put Your Hands Together for Conjunctions: Free downloadable template! I think this would work with velcro, too!

Hidden CVC Words Freebie from HeidiSongs

Prefix Literacy Center FREEBIE - Lorys Page

How to Teach Young Children to Scan QR Codes. QR codes make a GREAT learning center activity!

Rhyming Jars Game. Children sort rhyming words that are written on flags on craft sticks into jars.

10 Fun Word Games For Kids. There are a lot of great ideas here! This one is called Rhyming Jars.

Pink and Green Mama: Fun With Legos: DIY Lego Hangman

DIY Word Building Mat- Free letter cards for making your own classroom sets.

Word Family Activities for Short u (final set of short vowel Read 'n Stick!) - The Measured Mom. FREE!

Opposites Plate Pockets Set from HeidiSongs

Up Down Plate Pocket from HeidiSongs

Compound Word Paper Plates Idea from Dr. Jean's Blog.