• Kindergarten Family Activities

    Literacy

    • Identify letters in the alphabet and the sound they make.
      Read
      High Frequency Words (Kinder levels A-D).
    • Read 20+ minutes a day.
    • While reading or after reading, write/draw:
      • favorite part/favorite character of the text.
      • an important part of text.
      • a connection made to the text.
      • a wondering (question) about the text..

    Math

    • Sorting and Counting

      • Have your child sort and count cutlery, kitchen utensils, toys, laundry, and more.
      • Some questions you can ask include, “Where should this item go?”, “How did you know which group to put the items in?”, “How many...?” and “Which group has more items?”
    • Environmental Shape or Pattern Hunt

      • Go on a scavenger hunt around the house (or even through different picture books) and keep track of the different shapes or patterns you find. 
    • Physical Activities

      • While doing physical activities (e.g. walking from one end of a room to another, hopping, jumping jacks, going up and down stairs), keep track by counting both forwards and backwards. If you have access to an outdoor space, have your child create a hopscotch path. If you’re indoors, create a number path by writing on cardboard boxes or sheets of paper.
    • Cooking and Food

      • Have your child help out in the kitchen by counting or measuring out ingredients. You can also have your child count out cups, plates, crackers, cookies, marshmallows, slices of pizza, juice boxes, sandwiches and more.

    Science

    INVESTIGATE: 

    • Create a question about an organism, object, or event that can be observed in the natural world.  It may sound something like:
      • How can you make a ping pong ball float?
      • Does the color of water affect the time it takes to freeze?
    • Plan and conduct a simple investigation to answer your question.
    • Be sure to make observations and collect data. 
    • Record and organize your data using pictures, numbers, and/or words. 
    • Write about what you learned and new questions that you have.
    • Research or test your new questions

    Social Studies

    • Discuss community helpers (firefighters, police officers, hospital staff)
    • Discuss upcoming holidays and the customs associated with that holiday
    • During daily activities practice with time vocabulary: before, after, next, first, last, yesterday, today, tomorrow
    • Practice using location terms: over, under, near, far, left, and right
    • Look through family albums, photos, and/or artifacts and discuss what students see and know