Believe it or not, planning for centers doesn’t have to be a pain! You don’t have to do DIY centers or scroll for hours for ideas. You can simply pull from my favorites list, print, and GO! Yep! It can be that simple.
I LOVE center time. It was one of my favorite parts of the day as it gave room for creativity, teamwork building, and hands-on learning. As much as I loved this time of day, I did not particularly love the process of searching for new centers that never fit what I had in mind. So, naturally, I created my own!
Now I help teachers like you who are looking for unique, fun, and easy-to-put-together centers! Here is a list of my favorite centers throughout the entire year. I made these to be easy-to-follow and with options for digital or printable centers.
Here’s the breakdown of all the centers you would need for K-5! There is a list for Holiday/Themed Centers, Math/Science, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Freebies! I hope you and your students enjoy these centers as much as I did!
If it is Christmas, Spring, or St. Patrick’s Day, you NEED to have themed centers to be able to pull from each year. I’ve listed all the holiday centers available for K-5 grade! For many, you can use these as print and go or as digital versions for your tablets and computers. There are also some fun ways you can modify these to fit your classroom needs and level.
Whether you need them now or later, save these immediately for easy access! You won’t regret it!
- Back to School Bingo
- Christmas Bingo
- Place Value Elves
- Place Value Turkeys
- Place Value Skeletons
- Halloween Bingo
- St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
- Sale Ad Pet Store Math Center
- Summer Measurement
- Fall Measurement
- Spring Measurement
- Winter Measurement
- Winter Multiplication and Arrays Task Cards
Math and Science Centers:
Depending on who you are, math can be one of the easiest centers to plan… or it can be absolutely dreadful to have to think about NEW math ideas every single week. This is where I come to save the day! Below are some of my absolute favorite math centers and activities that range from K-5th grade and can be modified to fit many levels. There are task cards, bingo, digital resources, and games! You can simply pull from this list each week and go!
I also have more math resources HERE, and you can find bundles with multiple activities in one set HERE. The opportunities are endless! I’ve pulled resources that can be used to show differentiated ways to show mastery, and many of these can be used for homework, practice, and large group activities as well!
16. Fractions Game
20. Fractions Center
Language Arts and Social Studies Centers:
Sight words and word work Galore! Oh, the fabulous material listed below!😍
I absolutely love these listed centers as they have been a huge contribution to student success. Whether it is learning how to write letters, how to form sentences, or even how to write paragraphs, you can find it here. These are great resources that can be used year after year in your classroom! Again, I’ve listed resources that can be used with grades K-5 and can fit multiple levels of mastery.
Find what you need, download it, and see how much your students will love these centers! There are digital and printable versions in this list, and you can find even more language arts resources HERE!
I can’t forget these wonderful freebies! Grab them now to add to your resources collection!
45. Fraction Puzzles