As a kindergarten teacher there is so.much.to.do! Unlike older students where textbooks and lecture fill the class period, the primary grades are filled with lots of hands-on practice activities. We tend to teach in mini-lessons in order to keep students’ attention and provide lots of time to practice new skills. But I’m here to help you with a lesson that took me a long time to learn . . . you can’t do it all – but you don’t have to! It’s important to find ways to balance your time so that you don’t burn yourself out. Sure, it’s great to have those five star lessons and classroom transformations – but that just can’t be sustained day in and day out. Today I want to share a secret that helped me save my time and my sanity without sacrificing the skills practice my students needed. Let’s talk about no prep kindergarten printables.
What is a No Prep Printable?
A printable might also be called a worksheet – but not the busy-work kind. Printables are like worksheets that have been amped up or centers activities that have been altered. These printable activities provide a no prep option for providing students with multiple opportunities to practice a new skill.
How do I use printables?
There are so many different ways to use these kindergarten printables in the classroom. These printable activities can be printed black and white and completed as a class. They make a great practice activity or an informal assessment to see how students are doing with a skill or concept. But we don’t have to stop there! You can also use printables as center activities! Yep – just print them out on cardstock and laminate them to use as centers. Need an at home practice activity for home learning or homework? Printables are great for that too!
And . . . if you want to be the super organized and prepared teacher, copy some no prep printable activities to add to your sub folder! No more worrying about making last minute sub plans when you aren’t feeling well. A beginning of the year set, middle of the year set and end of the year set will provide you with ready-to-go sub plans any time of the year!
Monthly Kindergarten Printables
Over the years I have put together a variety of printable activities to help my students master the skills and concepts we were learning. I have sifted and sorted through all those activities looking for the very best ones. Then I put them into sets to coordinate with the skills and concepts taught each month using a traditional kindergarten scope and sequence.
A little tweaking and designing and the monthly no prep printables were born!
What do the Resources Include?
The No Prep Printables are divided into monthly sets that include skills practice for math and literacy skills in kindergarten. But don’t worry about this just being repetitive and boring skills practice. Who has time for that?!? These fun and engaging activities weave in writing, coloring, cutting and pasting to engage students. Add in a little seasonal fun and you have activities that your students will love!
Let’s take a sneak peak of what each month has to offer!
Uppercase alphabet tracingLowercase alphabet tracingLowercase and uppercase letter matchBeginning sounds matchTen framesTracing shapesCounting to 5 and 10
Color SortingCounting to 10Identifying Numbers on a Ten FrameShowing Numbers on a Ten FrameUppercase and Lowercase Letter SortRhyming PairsAlphabet Practice- Beginning SoundsSight Word Practice (color, trace, cut & paste)
2D Shape SortCounting to 10Identifying Numbers on a Ten FrameOrdering Number to 10Counting SyllablesIdentifying Beginning SoundsUppercase and Lowercase Letter MatchSight Word Practice (color, trace, and write) *editable sight word pages included
Counting to 12Identifying Numbers on a Ten FrameComparing more or lessAdding to make a 5Identifying beginning soundsSpelling CVC wordsSight word practice (read and write) *editable sight word pages includedShort a word families sort
Counting to 101:1 correspondenceMake a tenCounting onIdentifying ending soundsDecoding CVC wordsSight word practice (read and write) *editable sight word pages includedShort e word families sort
Number sequencing- before and afterSubitizing numbers to 10 and identifying more or lessTeen numbersAddition to 10Beginning and ending soundsMiddles soundsSorting words by word familiesWriting CVC wordsSight word simple sentences
Making a 10 with ten framesAddition to 10Counting teen numbersSubtraction within 10Identifying beginning soundsIdentifying ending soundsReading CVC wordsWriting CVC words
Word family word sortReading CVC wordsWriting CVC wordsSimple sentencesNumber bondsSubtraction from 10Number sequencing to 20
Ending soundsBeginning L BlendsBeginning R BlendsSentence scramblesSight word write and readNumber sequencing before and afterMissing AddendsAddition with a number line
Reading and Writing CVC WordsCVC Sound ChangeReading & Writing SentencesBeginning BlendsMissing Addends to 10Addition to 10Decomposing Teen NumbersSubtraction to 10
As you can see the skills each month build on each other and progress throughout the year. Each month is designed to provide students with practice and review for already taught skills. They can also coordinate with current teaching as guided or independent practice.
Save Time and Stress with Printables for the Entire Year
Just imagine the stress that disappears and the shorter to do lists when you have a bundle of no prep, skills based printable activities for the entire year! When I realized that I couldn’t do it all – I began looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. These no prep printable activities were one of the things that helped me find balance and avoid burn-out.
Grab your No Prep Kindergarten Printables for the Entire Year and confidently fill those lesson plans with skills based activities to help your students master their new learning.
We know how important hands-on learning is in kindergarten. It is tricky enough to figure out how to best utilize center time, especially if our students aren’t able to share manipulatives and supplies, or if your students are not currently in the classroom.
Save This For Later!
Be sure to pin this to your favorite classroom board! You’ll be all set to practice math and literacy kindergarten skills with these no prep printables for the entire year!