Center Signs

I decided to make some new center signs for my classroom this year. (I intended to add these to the site sooner, but had some technical issues with the PDFs.) Terms of Use.

Updated July 2012: Polka Dot Border Signs!

Art Center Sign

Art Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Blocks Center Sign

Blocks Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

House Center Sign

House Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Literacy Center Sign

Literacy Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Math Center Sign

Math Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Music Center Sign

Music Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Science Center Sign

Science Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Sensory Table Sign

Sensory Table Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish Version 1 | English/Spanish Version 2

Reading Center Sign

Reading Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Writing Center Sign

Writing Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Small | Large | English/Spanish

Computer Center Sign

Computer Center Sign: Polka Dot Border
Tech Center Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Computer Small | Computer Large | Computer English/Spanish | Tech Small | Tech Large

Fine Motor Center Sign

Fine Motor Center Sign: Polka Dot Border
Fine Motor Sign #2: Polka Dot Border
Puzzles Sign: Polka Dot Border

Blue Border: Sign #1 Small | Sign #1 Large | Sign #1 English/Spanish | Sign #2 Small | Sign #2 Large | Puzzles Small | Puzzles Large

puppets sign

Puppets Sign: Polka Dot Border

More Signs

I also have a set of center signs with the same black and white polka dot border, but with cute kids clipart by Scrappin Doodles. This set is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop. Find out more about it here:

Center Signs on TPT

Here are a few sample images:


  1. Shelley says

    Thanks for the signs! Mine had gotten messy and I was going to replace them, so you read my mind. Do you have one for Dollhouse, Play Dough or Trains, by any chance?

    • says

      Thank you! I’m sorry, I don’t have the signs you mentioned. I have dollhouse & trains in the Block Center, and our Play Dough is in the Art Center.

  2. A Johnson says

    The Center Signs are great! I laminated them today and I am going to definitely use them for my classroom centers.

  3. lori says

    thanks for the signs. i revamped my whole classroom this year and needed a new music center sign. so i “took” one. you made a small part of my day easier.

  4. Shulamith says

    As second year teacher in a different age group than last year I can anything. However, your website has provided me with more information and ideas than all the other sites!

    Thank you so much!

  5. Martha says

    hello! love your signs. I was just wondering what program do you use to create them? I teach dual language – spanish and need to add the spanish words to them.


    • says

      Martha, I just used MS Word. You’re the 3rd person to request them in Spanish. I’d be glad to make them in Spanish & post them on the site, if someone can tell me the words.

  6. alex says

    thanks for much for sharing everything on your site! i have printed & laminated your signed & have them in my room! i love them. but i wanted to make some new ones that match (my ocd kicking in!). i can only make a square border in word. is there any way you can post one in word format or something that can be edited?


  7. Mable says

    I just want to say thank you so much for sharing all these good and awesome things! on your web site that give aide to teachers in the classroom. Thanks!!!

  8. Melissa says

    I love your center signs! I think it is always a great idea to have a visual for children to look at in the classroom so they can associate the picture with the word. I hope your students are enjoying these graphics!

  9. letty says

    first ofall i love your website. you have inspired me to really think outside the box when it comes to lesson in PreK. thank you. I was wondering if you have a pdf file of pictures for a schedule?

    • says

      I’m sorry, Letty, I don’t have pictures for a schedule. My personal preference for picture schedules is to take pictures of your own class throughout their day. That way, the kids see a schedule that really relates to them.

  10. Shannon says

    These are AMAZING signs! SO much more colorful and appropriate than others I have found. Would it be possible to get a play dough sign and a listening center sign?

  11. Jenna says

    Karen, just starting up a kindergarten class and greatly appreciate the signs!
    Just wondering if you could tell me how I could make a sign for a water table, light table and puppet theatre? Thanks!
    Much love from Canada!

    • says

      Hi Jenna, If I can find images for those I can add them. I should be able to find a puppet. But, isn’t a water table the same thing as a sensory table?

  12. Tammy says

    I love the center signs! Did you know I was using black and white as my main color scheme? These are great! Thank you

  13. Kellie says

    I was wondering if you might have a center sign for Smart Board or Promethean Board, preferably the Smart Board for my class. Your center signs were exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

      • Kellie says

        Sorry to bother you, but I tried logging in and downloading the polka dot labels, and for some reason it won’t let me… Could the chalk board used in the Math Center sign be used for a smart board? Also, is there a way I could change that myself on my copy of the download? Thank you so much!

  14. Jennifer says

    Hi! Thank you so much for the great signs! I love them and can’t wait to use them! I bought the signs from TPT and when I went to print them, they all printed perfectly except for the social studies and sensory table signs. These signs printed with large black lines over some of the letters and I am not sure why. I tried multiple times and the same thing kept happening. Do you have any advice? Thanks again for sharing your signs!

  15. says

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks for the amazing classroom signs. I am using the small blue border signs around my room, but was wondering if you could send them to me in a file so that I could make them even smaller. I would like to make necklaces for each center with the same pictures on them so that I can limit the number of children in every center.
    I would really appreciate it!
    Also, thanks for the amazing pictures of your classroom. I am inspired by them!

    Take care,

  16. Brenda says

    I just love your center signs! at first I made some own my own but yours a better! Thank You for helping teachers by doing all the you do.

  17. crystal Schenk says

    Would you be able to send me the english spanish signs of a train table center and fine motor skills center. I would be happy to pay for them to have them match the other english spanish center signs. Thanks.

    Crystal Schenk

  18. Carmen says

    I am a prek bilingual teacher, it is very hard to find anything in Spanish. Thanks and let me know if you are planning on having anything else in Spanish.

  19. Melissa Kamp says

    Thank you for taking the time to post/share all the wonderful information. I am starting a preschool/after school program that focuses on intergenerational involvement (combining the young with the elderly). I would love ideas or useful tools if you have them.

  20. Lilithsmith says

    Thank you for posting these. I just have a question, how did you get the Spanish version please? Some seems really off, like Agua y Arena de mesa, which means Water and Sand from the Table, or Tables’s Sand and Water. :(
    Could you please check out the translation, and have them in polka dot border too please?
    PS : I would be happy to help to help with the translations, and I would love to help you to make some in French too, or trilingual one in English, Spanish, and French.

    • says

      Hi Lilith, Thank you for visiting. I am not the translator, those were translated by a visitor to this site who wanted the signs in Spanish. I realize that there are sometimes differences in opinion on how things should be translated.

      • lilithsmith says

        hi karen thanks for your reply. Here it is not a difference in translation, here the translation is wrong, and sounds ridiculous in spanish. I am a trained translator, fluent in spanish, and my husband is Mexican, and we both agree that the translation is so wrong it is comical. This kind of translation is typically what you get from a translation software. They need to be changed or removed. You maybe can ask some spanish parents about their opinion or help. Otherwise i d be happy to help you in a month or two. I am working on opening a bilingual dayhome too, so i will be working on my labelling. If you d like i ll post my translation here, and maybe we can ask some native speaker for their opinion. Thanks. I ll post my french labels too, but right now i am super busy moving, and getting the material for my dayhome. Thanks a lot.

  21. says

    Hello, I love your center signs. Is there any way to make it available in Spanish or editable? I struggle so to find good resources in Spanish. Thank you!

  22. Amy says

    These are GREAT!! Just wondering if you can make a kitchen center sign. Printed a bunch of others off for my son’s preschool class. Thanks!

  23. Dorian says

    I bought the new version of the signs recently. Do they come in spanish? I’d be happy to purchase. Thanks.

  24. says

    Thank you so much for making signs in Spanish. It is so difficult to find bilingual or Spanish preschool resources. If you would like some help translating any of your other materials, please let me know. I would be happy to collaborate with you.

  25. Kimberly G. says

    Thank you so much! These signs work for my ESOL, and ESE Pre-K students. Your website is a fabulous resource!

  26. Theresa23 says

    I love your signs. It’s so nice of you to share. I cant wait to use them for my pre-K class.
    Thank you!

  27. Lora says

    Thank you so so much for sharing these awesome center signs!!! I have been searching online for awhile now. I was going to go buy some at a teacher store, but then I found these. You helped save me money. I can’t wait to display them in my classroom. They are just what I needed! I love the polka dot border by the way, very eye appealing!

  28. Anne says

    I absolutely love your center signs. However, they would not be appropriate for my students. Is there any chance you might include more kids with brown skin tones in the mix? I wish I was savvy enough to figure out how to do it myself!

  29. says

    Hi Karen,

    I do mental health consulting in a large Head Start program. A bunch of the teachers I provide consulting to use your signs. I would like to be able to shrink them down to put in a choice chart for those kids that need an extra visual for making choices during centers time. How might I go about making these smaller.

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