Are you looking for some fun and engaging activities that your kindergarten students can do during the month of March? Whether you want to plan ahead or you need some new ideas mid-month, we’ve got an awesome collection for you! From St. Patrick’s Day activities to everyday literacy activities, here are our best kindergarten activities for March.
No-Prep Printables for Busy Days
I love having access to no-prep printables for daily skill practice, and it’s even more fun when it’s thematic! My March No-Prep Printables pack covers many kindergarten skills, including addition and subtraction within 10, comparing numbers, sound isolation, reading CVC words, writing, and more. Plus, since you know how much I love adding in fine motor practice wherever I can, there are five fine motor pages as well!
Fine Motor Fun for St. Patrick’s Day
Speaking of fine motor practice, my St. Patrick’s Day fine motor pack has ten activities that you can use all month long. I have a blog post that goes into lots more detail about the pack, including links to some of the supplies I use.
If you’re struggling with how and where to add in fine motor activities, try integrating them with morning tubs or having a dedicated fine motor work time, such as Fine Motor Friday!
March Morning Tubs for Kindergarten
By this point in the year, your morning tubs routine is probably running like a well-oiled machine! Changing out morning tubs gets easier each year since you already have everything prepped. The activities in my March morning tubs pack for kindergarten are some of my favorites.
Here’s another idea for morning tubs! Depending on where you live, this time of year tends to have a lot of inside recess days. By this point in the year, your students might be getting tired of having the same activities. Try opening up morning tubs as an indoor recess option!
Easy to use everyday decoding practice
At this point in the year, I’m usually looking for more activities to give my students more practice decoding words. The activities from my decodable activities bundle are great to use this time of year!
If you need some refreshed literacy center or small group activities, these Read and Match cards are easy and motivating for students to use. I suggest introducing them in a small group setting before adding them to centers, but once your students know what to do with them, they can be very independent.
There are also printable decodable activities that are really versatile, like my Roll and Read pages. Just add a six-sided die and you’re set!
Free whole-group math activity
Here’s one of my most popular Kindergarten activities for March, and it’s a freebie! This Where’s the Gold activity can be used as a whole-group activity and a partner game.
The game is lots of fun as designed, but here are a couple ways to make it a little trickier if you need to provide a challenge!
- Base ten variation: Give students individual whiteboards. Instead of guessing a number by saying it, they have to represent the number they’re guessing in base ten form.
- Comparing numbers variation: When guessing, students will say the number as a comparison. For example, if they’re guessing the number 19, they can say, “My guess is the number that is one less than 20.”
We hope you have a great March!
March is the perfect time to get creative with the activities you can do in your classroom. We just shared our best March activities for Kindergarten that include no-prep printables, fine motor activities, and decodable activities. We hope that this has given you some ideas and inspiration to spruce up your March lessons! Have you tried any of these or do you have any other go-to activities for March? Let us know! We are always looking for new and fun ways to keep students engaged and inspired. What else are you doing in your classroom this March? Share with us, so together we can make this month exciting and memorable!