Pocket charts are a mainstay for the kindergarten classroom. They are used for a variety of skills being taught and reinforced by early education teachers. Do you need some meaningful and engaging Pocket Chart Activities For Kindergarteners?
Pocket charts are fun, engaging, purposeful and effective. Kindergarteners love interacting with this educational classroom essential. These can be used for whole group, small group, partners, or even individual practice.
Supplies Needed For Pocket Charts
These supplies are the basics to get started using pocket charts in the classroom.
Activities For Pocket Charts
Having environmental print available and visible in your kindergarten classroom is a must. Your little learners need to be exposed to and thus be able to recognize familiar print in order to begin reading. (See post “Benefits Of Creating A Print Rich Environment” and “Using Environmental Print in the Classroom” for more information.) Your pocket chart is one way to display environmental print as well as have your students practice their literacy skills. Download this **FREEBIE**.
Don’t forget to have sentence strips available for this amazing activity. Utilizing many different kinds of environmental print helps facilitate building sentences activities as well as beginning reading and writing skills. Pocket charts are purposeful and effective with these activities.
Here are some super fun literacy activities to use with your pocket charts. Your students will love these engaging, purposeful and effective activities. Just download, print and VOILA!! Easy, low-prep pocket chart activities for letter id, beginning sounds, and cvc/sight words. Your little learners can put letters in order, practice beginning sounds or sort. Pocket charts are also a perfect activity for movement which is great for bodies and brains.
Another DIY low-cost activity for pocket cart literacy is to write letters on sentence strips, cut and let your little learners match letters or beginning sounds to picture cards. Another meaningful literacy activity!
Now for an activity that will show exactly what your students know. This mini book activity is simple, easy, low-prep and allows the student to look at a picture and match the phenome or letter to that picture. Using the pocket chart adds another level of fun to this activity.
Rhyming and Syllables Activities For Pocket Charts
Here are 2 activities that are perfect for your pocket chart station. Not only can you use this for whole group activities, but also small group, partners or individual practice. Your kindergarteners will learn and practice rhyming and syllable sorting all year long with these.
This winter activity comes with rhyming cards that are specifically for your pocket charts. Have your students practice their rhyming skills with partners or independently with these fun winter mitten cards.
Number activities are so much fun yet purposeful with pocket charts. Just write numbers on sentence strips. Cut and place into the pockets. Remove some of the numbers and have your students place them in order. Fun number practice game!!
Number and alphabet practice can be so much fun with this “Beat the Clock” game. Just add a pointer and sand timer to your pocket chart station and let your students practice! Kindergarteners love the competition and time limit with this easy, fun and purposeful activity!!
Check out “Beat The Clock Game For Kindergarten” for more information and ideas on this exciting game.