Kindergarten Math

Kindergarten math is more than just worksheets, so CKA is here to help with plenty of ideas to help make your math instruction fun, engaging and hands on!

We’ll be adding more math activities regularly, so check back soon to see what’s new!  Have a topic you wish we’d cover?  Didn’t find the math activities you were looking for?  Please let us know!  We’re here to help!

More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Reading and Writing, Kindergarten Social Studies, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

A while back we found all these awesome goodies at the dollar store… We showed you how we used the plates and the table scatter in a post – Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities – but we forgot to circle back and show you how we used the foam hearts and the pompoms!  Oops!  So let’s fix that.  See those large foam hearts?  Let’s put those to use.  We’ll use some more of those plastic table scatter hearts, but you could just as easily use foam heart stickers if you can’t find them.  Need...

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And Then the Cat Laughed and Said, “Let’s Do a Craft!”

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in English Language Development, Kindergarten Art Activities, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

And Then the Cat Laughed and Said, “Let’s Do a Craft!”

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is around the corner and CKA’s President-Elect and kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille, has you covered with an adorable craft perfect for marking the occasion.  We love how this kind of directed art activity is part ELD, part math and all fun – with an ELA connection no less! The Cat in the Hat project (measurements for ONE cat) Red –  four strips cut 4 1/2 X 1 (3 for hat, one for bow tie) Red- one rectangle 4 X 8  (for book) White- one strip 5 1/2 X 1 (for the brim of the hat) White-...

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Zero the Hero’s Store!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Social Studies, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Zero the Hero’s Store!

We hope you all had a great time with us at the PK1 Conference.  What a whirlwind of new ideas!  It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many people passionate about teaching little kids. Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to you by CKA’s President Elect and kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille, who shares this idea that perfect for Hundred’s Day idea with us. For this activity, students are asked to bring in 100 pennies (counted at home, as a homework assignment) to spend in Zero the Hero’s Store.  Store...

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Snow Day!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Kindergarten Art Activities, Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Science, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from CKA President-Elect and kindergarten teacher, Kimberly DeMille.  There might be little chance of rain, let alone snow, but that’s not stopping her class from having a “snow day”! As a culmination to our unit on winter, we celebrate with a SNOW DAY! Students are invited to wear their snow gear to school (caps, hats, mittens, boots, scarves). The day includes many fun activities: Graphing snow gear- students sit in a big circle and we graph each item in the floor. Snowball...

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Integrating Math, ELA and Art with the Painted Ladies

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Reading and Writing, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Integrating Math, ELA and Art with the Painted Ladies

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to us by CKA Past Co-President, Ada Hand. This art work comes from preschool teacher Domenic Manchester in San Francisco.  He took his students on a field trip to see the “Painted Ladies,” famous San Francisco Victorian homes.  The children took part in an integrated unit of literacy, mathematics, and art that helped them to see and pay attention to their environment.  Domenic’s teaching is inspirational! Foundations Covered: Mathematics: Children identify, describe, and...

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Jump Your Way to Groups of 10

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Jump Your Way to Groups of 10

Spring is right around the corner and the weather is beautiful.  It’s the perfect time to head outside and use CKA President-Elect and kindergarten teacher Kimberly DeMille’s fabulous kinesthetic idea for teaching ways to make 10!  She uses a giant sidewalk chalk number line to introduce the concept, and practices both addition and subtraction this way.  How much fun is this?! Wondering which Common Core State Standards you’re covering?  Here they are: 4. For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when...

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Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Reading and Writing, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Looking for some quick and easy Valentine’s Day activities?  Looking for some hands on learning ideas I headed to my favorite teacher store.  Dollar Tree.  ;)  A quick survey of the front aisles and I came away with these goodies… …and a whole bunch of ideas for lots of fun, super easy activities!  First up – I couldn’t wait to play with these pretty gems.  Table scatter?  I don’t think so!  Although I’m sure a few will wind up scattered…  LOL. I started by making a letter matching...

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Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Common Core State Standards, Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Reading and Writing, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

The end of January is fast approaching.  Do you still have some students who are struggling with letter and/or number recognition? Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is here to help!  First Grade teacher Julie McGreevy shares this easy and simple to personalize idea with us. You’ll want to make the dollar store or a thrift store your first stop – they carry cookie sheets.  Then, either use a fun font or do a google image search for letters/numbers in a particular theme.  You could choose one that goes along with the unit...

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Let’s Go Camping!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Classroom Management, Kindergarten Classroom Management, Kindergarten Math, Kindergarten Reading and Writing, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Let’s Go Camping!

We hope you were able to join us for the PK1 conference this past weekend.  It was a ton of fun and we learned so much!  This week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from former CKA Board Member and first grade teacher, Deb Meng.  She shares with us this great idea for creating a special space in our classrooms. “A two person tent in my classroom brought an added “exciting” option for workshop.  Some days it was for reading and other days it was for puzzles or pattern blocks.  I limit the number of students to four...

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One, Two, Tree! Easy Seasonal Kindergarten Counting Game

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Kindergarten Math, Teaching Tips, Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Tips | 0 comments

One, Two, Tree!  Easy Seasonal Kindergarten Counting Game

December is in full swing and the count down to Winter Break is ON!  The days may technically be getting shorter but they sure can feel longer!  Here’s a super easy math center idea to the rescue.  Debra Weller, TK teacher and CKA Co-President shares this adorable game with us.  In her words, “Cut out trees, add dice and pom poms= an instant counting game.” Easy peasy, right?  We bet you already have everything you need, too!  Need to make it easier?  Give them only one die.  Need to make it harder?  Have them draw...

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