April Adventures Await Kindergarten Explorers: Snag 25 FREE Downloads!

With the end of the school year on the horizon, kindergarten educators are eagerly anticipating a month filled with engaging adventures to delight their young students. To streamline your preparation, I’ve put together a collection of hands-on resources tailored for whole-class instruction, small-group activities, and independent learning stations. From interactive centers, decodable books, as well as printables for April and a directed drawing, these resources are sure to bring a burst of excitement for the month.

Decodable April Books for Early Readers



Start April with a literary boost using these two free and engaging decodable books. Tailored for early readers, they feature phonetically controlled CVC words to enhance reading confidence. Perfect for small-group reading sessions, these April-themed stories offer educational value and build a solid foundation for independent reading success throughout the year.

This free download provides you with cvc-based decodable books. You will have fiction and nonfiction decodable books. Students will be able to read from the standard fold and flip decodable books, MINI decodables, and all-in-one passages. Access this free download HERE.

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Engaging April Centers for Sharpening Skills

In April, hands-on learning is key, and these interactive centers reflect this approach. These free resources cover various skills like math, literacy, and fine motor development. They’re adaptable, versatile, and will keep every student engaged all April long.


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Access multiple math and phonics centers that are all April themed and hands-on. These centers can last for the entire month of April providing you with engaging learning for weeks.

We will start with a collection of math centers. These centers will build number sense with numbers through 20. Students can clip, build, match, and roll to color. Click on the images to download.

Coming up next, April offers engaging free downloads designed to target specific skills. First in line is an interactive method for enhancing numbers and number sense. Discover instant sensory bin ideas for April featuring themed cards and recording sheets. Students will also have the opportunity to excel with connecting phonemes to graphemes with word mapping; explore April-themed mapping mats for CVC words, digraphs, blends, and CVCE words. These are also offered in a DIGITAL format.

Science of Reading Aligned April Phonics Centers

Do you utilize connecting phonemes to graphemes through word mapping in your classroom? These free April-themed all-in-on phonics mats will encourage your students to say, tap, map, and write the phonics skill words.

Students will enjoy these engaging April-themed writing strips. You have the option to work on cvc words, digraphs, beginning blends, cvce words, ending blends, r-control words, and vowel variants.

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April Crafts to Inspire Creativity

Fuel creativity with a variety of April-inspired crafts, blending enjoyment and education. From guided drawing activities to coloring sheets, these hands-on crafts seamlessly integrate fun and key educational concepts. Perfect for your April curriculum, with special nods to seasonal themes and an exciting touch featuring Pip the Pup.

Are your students fans of coloring? If so, the following activities will be quick favorites. Access free and engaging color by code sheets and a Pip-inspired coloring sheet for spring.

April Printables for Skill Reinforcement

Managing a bustling classroom can be tough, but this collection of April printables is here to help. With activities covering math and phonics, these worksheets make it easy to reinforce important skills. Whether for group work or independent study, these adaptable and fun printables are a valuable addition to your April teaching toolkit.

Access INSTANT printable practice for punctuation work and handwriting practice for both letters and numbers below.

BONUS Free Downloads! April Themed Writing Center

Do you host a thematic writing center in your classroom? If so, be sure to access this April-themed writing center free download. Access the free download HERE.

KNOWLEDGE Building Throughout April

Are you ready to take your read-alouds to the next level this month? Access TWO free weeks of KNOWLEDGE In-a-Click read aloud digital teaching slides.

Utilizing read alouds is vital for building knowledge and fostering literacy skills, especially when employing the science of reading. By incorporating read alouds into instruction, educators provide students with exposure to rich vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and diverse content, which are all crucial elements in developing proficient readers.

Thanks so much for downloading the April themed free resources. Reach out with any questions.

Tara West – Little Minds at Work