200 + FREE Hands-On Kindergarten Activities

Make Kindergarten fun again! There are no worksheets here! Only exciting, hands-on activities for kindergarten! You’ll find STEM, reading, math, sensory activities and more to make learning fun!

200+ amazing, hands-on printables and activities for kindergarten! Alphabet activities, math games, counting games, kindergarten dice games for math centers and so.much.more!

Kindergarten introduces a lot of skills, but it is super important to keep learning fun! I’ve never met anyone who LOVED sitting at a desk doing worksheet after worksheet. Let alone a 5 year old…

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Alphabet Activities for Kindergarten

While for most kids the alphabet is introduced at the preschool level, it takes many times of reviewing it before it becomes a solidified skills. And there are also many children who arrive in kindergarten knowing very few letters.

There are several steps to learning and using the letters of the alphabet to be able to form words.

  • Letter recognition
    • Uppercase Letters
    • Lowercase Letters
    • Uppercase and Lowercase Letters Combined
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Vowel Sounds
  • Ending Sounds

All of these skills are needed to build successful readers!

Hands-on alphabet activities that are great for introducing letters, reviewing, learning names, and learning about alphabetical order. There are card games, sensory bins, I Spy and so much more!!
Free beginning sounds alphabet mats with uppercase letters in pattern blocks for kindergarten literacy centers.
Free printable pattern block activities for lowercase letter identification.
Help your kids practice letter recognition, beginning sounds and letter formation with this Printable Alphabet Snap Cube Mat.
Free printable spring letter identification activity for preschool and pre-k.
Free printable pumpkin alphabet stamping activity for preschoolers to learn uppercase and lowercase letters. Pumpkin spinner with uppercase and lowercase letter a. Stamp the uppercase and lowercase a
Help your child love to learn with these 25+ amazing alphabet tools! You will love this variety of alphabet manipulatives that can be used for letter recognition, handwriting, spelling and more! The best alphabet resources available!

More Alphabet Activities for Kindergarten


Reading and Beginning Phonics Kindergarten Activities

Kindergarteners learning to read is one of my favorite things!! I love hearing them form those first words and start on the road to reading!

Free printable CVC word rhyming printable for kindergarten phonics activities. Work on short vowels with this interactive notebooking printable.

More Beginning Reader and Phonics Activities


Sight Word Activities and Printables for Kindergarten

These are the absolute best hands-on sight word activities! Learning sight words through play has never been more fun!

More Hands-On Sight Word Activities


Counting Activities and Printables for Kindergarten

Number mats 1-10 for LEGO DUPLO blocks.
20+ Counting grids for 10, 20 and 100. Play these easy prep counting games with your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten kids for a fun and versatile math activity.
Free printable math worksheets for counting to 10. Trace the number, color the array, color number word by number.

Mini Eraser Counting Grids

Free printable preschool counting grids to use with taco mini erasers.
Free printable star mini eraser counting activity for preschool math activities

More Themed Counting Grids

Free printable counting grids in Spanish and English. Chocolate chip Counting activities

Counting Cards for 1-10

Free printable counting cards for preschool and kindergarten. Use toys and common math manipulatives to count to 10 with these one-to-one correspondence counting activities.
These Goldfish counting cards are so adorable! What a fun way to combine learning numbers with snack time!
These free printable rainbow bear counting cards are a great way to introduce one-to-one correspondence & counting from 1-10. Everyone loves rainbow bears!

Winter and Valentine’s Day Counting Cards

Fall Theme Counting Cards

Play Dough Number Mats for Counting

Play dough number mats for numbers 1-10. These number mats are great for fine motor skills! Kids use ten-frames, counting and learn numerals and number words with these simple play dough mats.
Grab these super cute free printable snap cube number mats for kindergarten! They are a great way to work on number recognition and counting with your kindergarteners! We love our snap cubes! #snapcube #mathprintables
play dough mats Spanish counting 1-10

Themed Number Mats for Kindergarten Math

Math Dice Games for Counting

All the kids will love counting with this free printable dice game for counting. The engaging chocolate chip cookie theme is perfect for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten math centers
free printable community helpers nurse and teddy bear math game is perfect for practicing counting skills during your community helpers theme.
Butterfly counting game for preschool and kindergarten. Roll the dice and count the butterflies.

More themed Roll and Count Dice Games for Kindergarten

Spring Dice Games for Counting

Roll the dice and count the flowers with this easy math game for kids. No prep math center.
Flower Pot Roll and Count
Free St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Printable Math Game for Counting

Summer Dice Games for Kindergarten

Count the seashells on this free printable seashell math game for preschoolers.
Watermelon roll and count math game for kindergarteners. Use beans as watermelon seeds and count the number that is rolled.

Fall Dice Games

This turkey feathers roll and count math game for fall is a great way to work on number recognition during November! Kids will love putting the feathers on the turkey as they count and write the numbers.

Winter Roll and Count Dice Games

We love Christmas! This simple free printable Christmas Tree roll and count math game for kindergarteners is perfect for Christmas! Kids love rolling the dice, writing the numbers and counting the Christmas lights.
We love snow! This simple free printable snowball roll and count math game for kindergarteners is perfect for a winter theme! Kids love rolling the dice, writing the numbers and counting the snowballs or snowflakes. #kindergarten #wintertheme #math

More Counting Activities

Ten-Frame Counting Games

Free printable hide and seek game. hide an apple pie behind a ten-frame card and have the kids guess where the pie is hiding.
Free printable ten-frame math center for preschool and pre-k

Themed Counting Activities

Non-Printable Hands-On Kindergarten Counting Activities


Kindergarten Addition Activities: Addition to 10

This free printable addition game is a great way to practice adding to 10!
Practice addition facts this spring with these adorable ladybug addition mats & fact cards!
Practice addition facts with this cute snowball addition activity. Use the free printable to help visual learners understand the concept of addition.
This free printable addition game for adding to 10 is a great way to review addition facts!!
Practice addition facts with these broken heart puzzles for Valentine's Day. Match the addition facts to the sums.

More Hands-On Addition Activities

Graphing Activities and Printables for Kindergarten

This fidget spinner 2D shape graph free printable is a great way to learn about 2D Shapes, graphing and do lots of spinning! Make math fun for your kindergarteners with this low-prep printable.
Free printable fruit themed graphing activity for kindergarten.
Free printable winter graphing activity pack with 3 free graphing activities.

Kindergarten 2D and 3D Shape Activities and Printables

Kindergarten Shape Activities and Printables

Shape Matching Games

2D shape activity with a fun crayon theme. Play memory with these fun crayon themed shape cards.
Free printable 2D shape matching game with a fruit theme for preschool.
I love these Free Printable Shape I Spy Printables! Such a cute idea for preschoolers!
Low-prep spinner 2D Shape game for preschoolers.

Winter Shape Printables and Activities

Hands-on Shape Games and Activities

Let your kids explore shapes with this simple shape sensory bag for preschoolers. Trace the shapes, play I Spy, shake up the rice and start all over! A great shape activity for kids!

More Shape Activities

Fine Motor Learning Activities for Kindergarten

Fine Motor Art and Craft Activities

25+ Fine Motor Toys & Activities Kids Will Love

Snap Cube Fine Motor Mats for Learning

Free printable snap cube Valentine Fine Motor Mats for kindergarten. Practice counting and letter formation.
Free printable Earth Day snap cube mats for kindergarten. fine motor for April.

LEGO Fine Motor Activities

Free printable winter fine motor mats with LEGO bricks.
Free printable fall fine motor mats for LEGO with a picture of a LEGO apple with beginning sounds and LEGO counting.
Free printable Spring Fine Motor mats for LEGO bricks. Build a flower picture with LEGO preschool activities

More Kindergarten Learning with LEGO

Themed Gross Motor Games and Brain Breaks for Kindergarten

Free Printable Weather Gross Motor dice for kids. Perfect for brain breaks, a weather unit or just keeping the kids moving when they can't get outside to play.
Free printable brain break activities for kids with a fun pet theme.
Tons of fun with these Five Little Ducks on the Pond gross motor activities! Love the free printables!

Kindergarten Science Themes and Activities

Kindergarten STEAM Activities and Printables

STEM Investigations for Kindergarten

More STEAM Investigations

Emotions Activities for Kindergarten

Emotions Board Game

Gingerbread Emotions Printables