Peek-A-Boo Letter Hunt Games

We love playing "Peek-A-Boo" letter hunt games! This game allows the students to practice letter sounds and names while playing a game where they are looking for a little butterfly card behind the letters!  Let me show you how you play!

First you display all of the letter cards in a pocket chart or place them at a table.  I decided to practice lowercase letters, because that is an area we need extra practice.

Then you hide the butterfly cards behind different letters! The students say a letter or sound, and then look behind the card to see if there is a butterfly hiding there!

If there is NOT a butterfly behind the card, they trace the letter with pencil.  If there IS a butterfly hiding, they trace the letter in crayon!

There is a bundle in my store with Peek-A-Boo games that you can use during the year! Check it out HERE!


Valentine's Day Writing Center Ideas

Let's take a look at our Valentine's writing center! This is perfect for at home or in the classroom! We hung Valentine's themed vocabulary so we could see the words and access the spelling if we need to.  

What I love about this writing center is there are multiple writing opportunities for each theme.  Here is the link to the February Writing Center in my TPT Store.  There are 5 different themes, that way you can have the students write about a different topic each week of the month!  There are tons of writing options for you to differentiate among your learners so EVERYONE will be able to have a writing activity that will be perfect for their independent level.  For the month of February there are the themes that are included:
-Groundhog's Day
-Valentine's Day
-Pizza Parlor
-US Symbols
-Dental Health

If you are looking for a writing center to use every month in kindergarten, click here for the year-long bundle

Letter Writing at Home

I want to show you how we changed it into a letter writing center at home.  My son was enjoying making Valentine's cards for our neighbors and family members and he kept asking how to spell their names.  I decided to switch out the Valentine's Day vocabulary for family names!  

I found a picture of our family members and wrote their name under it.  That way when he makes a card for one of them he can find their picture and see how to spell their name!

I found a bunch of different Valentine's Day craft supplies at Michaels.  Here is what I included:
-heart stamps and stamp pads
-two different blank Valentine's Day cards for him to freely write and draw

I put this card making center and for about 3 weeks, two times a day I would find him making a card.  It was SHOCKED it kept his attention for that long!  

I have the little "LOVE NOTES" header as a FREEBIE for you!  Just click here to download it!

Happy Writing!

February Morning Work for Kindergarten

Morning work for kindergarten is a great way to start the day with a warmup and familiar review.  February Kindergarten Morning Work is a solution no matter if you are teaching remotely, at home, or in the classroom!

Each month, I have a Kindergarten Morning Work Resource that includes 6 Boom Cards, which are digital task card games that can be played on any device that has internet.  These games are self checking and can be played independently!  I also have a printable version of the morning work so you can make packets or complete one printable a day.

February Boom Cards for Kindergarten

For the month of February there are 3 ELA skills that we are focusing on:
šŸ’Isolating the ending sound in a CVC word
šŸ’Reading a sentence and picking the CVC word
šŸ’Listening for the long vowel sound in a word

For the month of February there are 3 Math skills that we are focusing on:
šŸ’Practicing addition with number bonds

Kindergarten Morning Work for February

You can also take advantage of the printable version, where the students are practicing the SAME skills as the Boom Cards, they are just completing it on paper instead.  There is one page for ELA and Math for each day, so you can photocopy it back to back, or print whatever pages you need.

You can grab the February Boom Card resource HERE.
You can grab the February Morning Work Printables HERE.
Or the bundle of the two HERE.