Spaghetti & Meatball Spelling & More Literacy Work Stations...and Freebies!

Literacy center activities for Kindergarten
Here is our latest round of Literacy Work Stations...all food-related,
 as May's theme is God's Gift of Food.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}

LISTENING CENTER

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
The students listened to Today Is Monday by Eric Carle.

The book is great, and the song will get stuck in your head...good thing it's a fun one!
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Students listened to the story, then filled in this listening center story response page .

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL SPELLING

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
The idea of spaghetti spelling came from Tunstall Times. Since I don't have a spelling list in Kindergarten, I tweaked the idea a little bit...and added some meatballs
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Students took turns picking a meatball from the pan using tongs.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
The meatballs have some of our sight words printed on them.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
They ALL took some spaghetti (yellow yarn) to form the word.

Notice the word is in the picture above?
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Then they printed the meatball's word onto this spaghetti spelling page.
You can get this Spaghetti Spelling page from Tunstall Times .

WRITE THE ROOM: GROCERY LISTS

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Students took a grocery list page and clipboard and proceeded to hunt around the room for food words. I had them posted all over the classroom.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
They copied down a list of foods that they would buy at the grocery store.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
You can download my food pictures and grocery list page below:

LETTER TILES: FOOD WORDS

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
I had students choose five cards of foods that they would like to grow in their garden.
Using letter tiles, students made the food words on their cards.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
These word tile cards are from Making Learning Fun.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Then they copied the words onto a Garden Worksheet.
You can download a copy of my garden work page below:
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}

SIGHT WORD BOOK: FOODS I LIKE

Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
This word book introduces the word and.
Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
We added the word and to our High Five chart.


Fun & Free Literacy Centers for Kindergarten {love the spaghetti spelling!}
Foods I Like can be found at Hubbard's Cupboard.

7 comments

  1. Wow, I absolutely love all your ideas/.…thanks for sharing..I sometimes have a hard time coming up with ideas for the kitchen center but my kids would def enjoy the spaghetti and meatballs activity.

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  2. Thanks for the shout out Anita! I am so glad you enjoyed the activity and your meatballs are TOO CUTE!

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  3. I really love your ideas!!! These are really cute and I am sure that your students had a blast! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Anita! I updated my post to include your adorable post too! LOVE those meatballs! Thanks again for sharing. Sorry I didn't include you in the first place. :(
    Reagan

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  5. where did you find the picture for you meatballs? I love this idea and would love to use it in my classroom! I am not able to find such a good picture though.

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  6. I just hand-drew a page full on brown construction paper & photocopied as many as I needed. Then I glued the words on top and laminated them. If you look here you can find some that are already printed for free: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spaghetti-Spelling-245280 Your class will love it!

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