Learning basic concepts in preschool and kindergarten is the foundation of a good early elementary education.
By the time students leave kindergarten, we want them to have mastered learning colors, shapes, numbers, and letters.
This space-themed kindergarten early skills unit can help!
Educators often introduce these skills during preschool, but it’s in kindergarten when children really get a grasp of each area.
This unit is a great all-in-one when you’re welcoming students to a new school year. You can use it to test for mastery and to support kids who need a bit more practice before moving on to new concepts.
Read on to see how to pick up this early learning center for your class!
And, for more early math practice, take a look at our Apple Counting to Ten Center!
What’s In the Space Themed Kindergarten Early Skills Unit?
This kindergarten skills unit is packed with activities for learning four different skills:
- Printable color matching activity cards (+ a digital version)
- Printable shape matching activity cards (+ a digital version)
- Printable beginning sound matching activity cards (+ a digital version)
- and Printable counting to ten activity cards (+ a digital version)
Each of the materials in the resource is available in both color and blackline. Which can be a huge help if you need to save on ink.
Each of the materials also includes a set of instructions and detailed suggestions for use, including photos and a teaching script.
Each digital activity includes colorful movable slides for use with Google Slides.
There’s also an answer key file for each activity, which makes grading a snap.
How to Use This Kindergarten Early Skills Unit with Kids
To use this space themed kindergarten early skills unit, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are given below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry erase crayons (optional)
- Google Chromebooks or iPads (for the digital version)
I like to laminate the activity cards, so they’ll stand up to frequent use. But if you don’t laminate them, you might find it best to print them on cardstock.
Simply cut the activity cards apart and let students work with them to find the matching number, letter sound, shape, and color.
You can use the activity cards as clip cards by adding clothespins.
Or you can laminate the cards and let students use dry erase crayons to color the correct number, letter, shape, or color.
If you use a blackline version, you can even let the kids color in the cards before working with them.
My personal favorite is using them at centers or in busy bags.
I like to put the cards on separate rings (by concept) and then I can hand them out all at once.
Using the digital version of each activity is simple.
Just use the link in the resource to create a copy of each activity for use in Google Slides.
Students can move the yellow checkmark to mark the correct shape, color, letter sound, or number on each slide.
There’s also an answer key for each activity. So you can grade each student’s work without having to navigate away from the assignment.
Get a look at one of the activities in use below!
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