Set up a new literacy centre for kindergarten every two weeks with our selection of alphabet learning activities and printables!
Whether you are teaching in a traditional kindergarten classroom or looking to organize a homeschool room, literacy centre stations make a great addition to either!
Below, we have collected over twenty literacy centre ideas, which means that even if you change them every couple of weeks, they will last you for a whole school year!
But first things first…
What Is a Literacy Centre for Kindergarten?
A literacy centre is an area in a classroom (or a homeschool room) that is set up with all the appropriate materials for students to come and work independently (or, in come cases, in small groups) without direct teacher’s supervision.
Literacy stations are popular in Montessori classrooms, where students have a choice of an activity to work on, but they’re also useful in traditional classrooms.
Successful literacy centres are organized so that students could engage in self-directed learning without supervision. Those literacy centres have a built-in system for students to check on their own progress. At the same time, the literacy centre activities are usually engaging and creative, allowing students of different levels to participate.
Learning the alphabet and letter formation is an important part of the literacy program in kindergarten, and so this collection of literacy centre ideas focuses on entertaining ways for children to practise their letters, while playing with their favourite toys – LEGO, Magna-Tiles, pattern blocks – and other readily available materials – popsicle sticks, buttons, and so on. It will give those old toys new life, while encouraging children to learn a new skill.
Also check: Alphabet STEM building bundle!
Literacy Centre Ideas
More Literacy Ideas?
Robots or dinosaurs? Use this book of simple choices for fun writing prompts for kids!
Early reader comic books give kids who are just beginning to read an opportunity to step away from workbook texts and enjoy the stories!
Thanks for reading!