Between back to school and the holidays are the “ber” months. While there are still many holidays during these months, it's almost the calm before the storm. The fall holidays are like the prelude to the crazy winter holidays. Let's face it, kids start to get antsy during these in-between months. It can be hard to keep them focused on learning the concepts they need to learn, but there is a way to keep kids engaged while learning and that is with centers!
What's even better than centers? Themed centers for the fall season! With these hands-on math and ELA centers, students will cover tons of different second-grade concepts.
Fall Math Centers
Practice place value with place value pumpkins. This center has students match pumpkins to the seeds with the correct matching expanded number and written form.
With Apple Even or Odd students will practice solving two digit addition problems and then sorting the apples into the even or odd basket.
Candy Corn Fact Families is a fun game perfect for Halloween. With this center students will match pieces of a candy corn to make a fact family.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to play Turkey Spinners! This center includes over 54 different turkey spinners. Students will use a pencil and paperclip to make a makeshift spinner and solve the equations they create. This is a fun center to do in small groups as there are more than enough spinners for each student.
Fall ELA Centers
Parts of Speech Pumpkins is a fun ELA center to practice sorting parts of speech. Includes directions on how to make this center even more interactive with just a little glue and a brad fastener!
Halloween Candy sentences is another center that can be made interactive and is a fun center that can be perfect for Halloween! Students sort complete sentences and fragments and then make the fragments complete.
Another Halloween center also uses candy…corn! With Candy Corn Synonyms and Antonyms, students will put together pieces of a candy corn to make a word match its synonym and antonym.
Finally, Parts of Speech Pie is great for Thanksgiving time. Students sort pie slices with the plate that has the correct part of speech to create a whole pie! Hint: this center is also great for PI Day!
Guess what though, there are TEN more centers included in a Fall Center Bundle! These are just some of the ones included in a Fall Center Bundle that will have your second grade students engaged and learning throughout the entire fall season!