This Forest Theme Math & Literacy Printables pack will help your students practice lots of math and literacy skills with fun, hands-on games. This pack will make planning easy because it includes a variety of skills to cover in your Forest theme. Use these in your Small Group lessons or add them in your Centers.
Forest I Spy Listening Game : FREE!
This Forest I Spy Game will help your Pre-K children practice listening skills in a fun way!
To play this game, each child will need a game mat and some manipulatives to cover, such as colored plastic chips, Unifix cubes, snap cubes, mini erasers, etc.
Read the sentences to the children and ask them to listen carefully to find the picture you describe. When they find it, they will mark that picture with a manipulative. Continue until all are covered!
My class loves to say “BINGO!” when they cover them all!
Game 2 is provided here as a freebie (download below). Get Game 1 in the Forest Theme pack.
Find these printable lesson and games in the Forest Theme pack. Get the pack here: Forest Theme Math & Literacy Printables.
Forest Letter Matching
With this letter activity, children will match the letters on the owls to the letters on the trees. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Forest Letter Sounds
Children will match the letters on the owls to the trees with the matching beginning sound. This activity is available in the Forest Math & Literacy pack.
Children match the rhyming pictures on the acorns to the rhyming pictures on the squirrels. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Practice syllables with these forest picture cards and syllable mats. Children will clap the syllables and count out the manipulatives onto the tree. Get this in the Forest Thematic Unit pack.
Forest Sequencing Cards
Practice sequencing the squirrels and trees. There is a full color set of cards with black and white sequencing pages. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Forest Sorting by Color and by Shape
Children sort leaves onto the trees. These leaf cards can be sorted by color or by shape. This is available in the Forest Math & Literacy pack.
Forest More and Less Game
To practice more and less, children will place colored manipulatives onto the matching colored forest animals. Then they will count the manipulatives of each color and determine which has the most, least, or same. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Children will count the acorns on each card and match the cards to the number. For differentiation, you can use the numbers each student needs. This is available in the Forest Math & Literacy pack.
Forest Path Games
Path games are great for one to one correspondence, counting, and numeral identification. You just need numbered or dotted game dice and playing pieces to move along the path. Old dry erase marker caps work great for playing pieces. Roll the die and count out the spaces as you move. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Short path game for 1-2 players:
The long path game can be used with 1-4 players:
This race game can be used with 1-4 players:
Forest Dice Game (Subitizing)
Have children roll a game die and quickly find those dots on the mat. If they roll a 3, they should quickly find a square with 3 dots. If using this at small group, the teacher could call out the number for children to find. There are 2 mats 1-3 and 1-6 for differentiation. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Forest Pattern Cards
Use manipulatives to make the patterns on these snakes. There are cards for duplicating the whole pattern, and cards for continuing the pattern. Children can also create their own pattern using the blank cards: these can be used with manipulatives or bingo dot markers. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Sort and match the shapes to the mats. Get this activity here: Forest Math & Literacy.
Forest Measuring & Sizes
Measure the tree branches with cubes, links, or any other manipulatives. Get this activity in the Forest Math & Literacy pack here.
Forest Number Puzzle
Put the numbers 1-10 in order with this number puzzle.