My favorite winter theme is teaching about gingerbread! I love how there are several versions of the Gingerbread Man book, and it is fun to compared and contrast them all. Here are some gingerbread center ideas for your little ones...
Short Vowel Word Sort: the students will sort the words according to the short vowel
What Comes Next?: the students pick a card and write the letter that comes next on the recording sheet
Sequencing: The students look at the number on the card, and write what number comes next. I placed the recording sheet in a plastic pocket so they can play several times during center time.
Match the Numbers: I like this number matching game because it can be differentiated or modified for your various learners. You can have them match the picture and the number, or have them also match the number word.
Syllable Sorting: this is favorite among the students! They sort the picture cards according to how many syllables the picture has. This is great if you don't have readers yet, because it just focuses on phonemic awareness!
Of course, ever unit needs a craft to go with it! Here is are the little gingerbread crafts: it comes with a boy and girl.