Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Locate the task cards for Kindergarten by category.

Under each category is a link to the task card and its description of the activity. Cards may be in multiple categories to assist you in locating an activity to use with your students. 

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Math

These task cards focus on math activities. 



Breaking Blocks - Base 10 Counting In this activity, students will solve a base 10 math problem and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.
 



Every Place Has a Value
The Number Pieces Basic app helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their competition skills with multi-digit numbers. 



Graphing Fuzz Bugs
Students will sort Fuzz Bugs by color into matching containers creating a bar graph. Questions are then asked requiring students to interpret the graph and enter in answers. 



I Was Framed! By Doodle Buddy
Teaching addition with 10 frames? Make it fun with Doodle Buddy! Doodle Buddy is available for iPads and Chromebooks and allows students to draw, stamp, stencil, and create doodles. 



Math Patterns in Nature
Students will enjoy taking digital pictures of nature and finding mathematical patterns. They will create a slide show together of the pictures they have taken and identify the patterns in each one. 



Picturing Addition with SeeSaw
In this activity, students will solve a math problem and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.



Presenting Patterning With SeeSaw
In this activity, students will solve a math problem on patterns and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.



Shaping Up to be a Great Scavenger Hunt (iOS, Google Play, Microsoft)
PicCollage allows us to add images, snap pictures, doodle, stickers, and safe image searches all inside prebuilt grids. We are going to go on a shape safari using our device and the app PicCollage. 



Girl in front of ComputerZearning With Math
Zearn is a math website that is directly connected to the Common Core Standards.

Reading, Writing and Research

These task cards focus on letter and word recognition, reading activities and writing improvement and research projects. 



ABC Explorers
Students go on a hunt to find a word for each letter of the alphabet from a free online picture dictionary. Students use Enchanted Learning’s Little Explorers Picture Dictionary to find a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. 



Letters and Sounds with Starfall
Starfall is an interactive alphabet-teaching website/app. Letters are presented in a variety of ways -- visually, audibly, and within words and sentences. 



Teach Your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is a free online game that makes learning to read fun! It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.



Writing for an Audience
In this activity, students will create a piece of writing and read it to their audience on SeeSaw.

Science

These task cards focus on science topics in the classroom. 



Creepy Crawlies
Students will begin to learn how to do basic research using Michigan eLibrary's Early World of Learning. This basic encyclopedia is meant for non-readers as the text is very basic and the site will read everything aloud for those who cannot read yet or prefer to listen. 

Social Studies

These task cards focus on social science topics, geography, mapping and historical events.

Basic Skills

These task cards cover the basic skills a Kindergartner should know from mousing to keyboarding to learning how to treat technology devices. 



100's Day the Techie Way
Celebrate 100’s day with a bit of technology. These free online tools allow students extra enrichment when celebrating the 100th day of 
                      school.


 

Basic Mouse Skills
It is important that they learn how to use a mouse as many of the educational games they play will require mousing skills.



Beginning Keyboard Recognition
Students will need to be introduced first to lowercase, the space bar, enter/return. Most importantly they learn letter and number location first.



Bees and Honey
Bees and Honey is an interactive mousing game. Students will have fun with counting and also with 1:1 correspondence. 



devicesCare For Your Device
It is very important early on that students learn how to care for their device whether it be their mobile device, their laptop, or a desktop.



Earth Day Fun With Michael Recycle
Students have some Earth Day fun with Michael Recycle learning about recycling and sorting while reviewing important Internet browser components and keyboard keys. 



Parts of a computerIntro to a Computer
Students will learn about input and output devices. 

 



Paint a Pattern
Students will use Paint, a Microsoft Windows Desktop app, to practice mouse skills, paint shapes, fill shapes using paint bucket as well as identify and create a pattern.

 

Classroom Tools

These task cards cover apps and programs that can be used across multiple age levels and curriculums. They are primarily how-to task cards on how to use the application in the classroom. 



Can your Hear Me Now - Introduction to SeeSaw
Students will use Seesaw's built-in audio recording, drawing and caption tools to reflect on what they've learned or explained how they got their answer.


 

        Classroom Screen Tools
        ClassroomScreen is a free digital tool that displays a variety of     
        widgets to help students focus. 



Easy Video - Don't Flip Out
Need your students to have a voice? Let them record their authentic learning digitally and share with others. Social interactions and learning are amplified when using Flipgrid. 



Mystery Doug
Mystery Doug is a FREE weekly video series where students ask questions. The videos are short, approximately five minutes long. 
 



Storybots
StoryBots Classroom is a resource for educators that includes unlimited access to hundreds of videos, books, games and activities for use on interactive whiteboards, tablets and laptops in the classroom.



Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a free online paint program and image editor similar to Photoshop. Flash is required for this site and ads are present.



Text to Speech
There are FREE amazing tools that will read the text to you. These tools help students to listen to what they have written, listen to another person's work, and some will even allow you to transfer the audio to an mp3 player. 

Coding and Computational Skills

Students will learn more about coding and maker resources. There are activities to better understand computational thinking and how it can be applied when working on projects. 



Code-a-Pillar
The Code-a-Pillar teaches the basics of coding, using sequencing and programming, with segments of the caterpillar's body. 


 

Do Birds Care What Color Their Food Is?
There are many simple experiments students can do to analyze data. They can test two objects designed to solve the same problem and compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. 



Every Place Has a Value
The Number Pieces Basic app helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their competition skills with multi-digit numbers. 


 

Graphing Fuzz Bugs
Students will sort Fuzz Bugs by color into matching containers creating a bar graph. 



Kodable Language - Sequence
Using Kodable, Students will learn about sequence and algorithms and use code to direct classmates during a fun game that gets the class moving! Kodable is not free, but the introductory lesson is FREE. 



Math Patterns in Nature
Students will enjoy taking digital pictures of nature and finding mathematical patterns. They will create a slide show together of the pictures they have taken and identify the patterns in each one. 


 

Presenting Patterning With SeeSaw
In this activity, students will solve a math problem on patterns and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.



Robot Coding ABC 123
Students will program robots through a given maze that they create using Alphabet or number flashcards. You will need to purchase either BEEBOT robots or CODIE AND GO MOUSE ROBOTS  to complete this activity.

Collaboration and Communication

These task cards are activities to assist the student to creatively communicate and present in different ways. 



Easy Video - Don't Flip Out
Need your students to have a voice? Let them record their authentic learning digitally and share with others. Social interactions and learning are amplified when using Flipgrid. 



mitochondriaEducreate Your Story (iOS)
Teach “All About You” using the Educreations App or web interface. Students will tell a story that explains them. 



familyOnce Upon a Drawing
“Use Draw and Tell with individual students who are new to using mobile apps, or those who want to color and draw digitally. This can be a powerful introduction to young kids for creating digital stories with multimedia elements. 



kid laying down reading bookPicture This
Students take pictures of objects around the classroom to learn their letters and words. Students will learn how to work on projects with others in their community or globally. Many of the activities are working with ePals and PenPals from other areas of the world. 



Continuous Story
The students are going to have their own chance to participate in a continuous story. The teacher will use ePals and submit their idea to find another classroom to collaborate together in the story. 



Let's Take a Trip
Going online is so much fun! But how can you stay safe? Just like face to face field trips, there are also rules for staying safe on online trips. 

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a process that teachers use to take a structured approach to generate and develop ideas. The task cards in this area help teach the design process. 



Designing Solutions
In this activity, students will take a common problem and use the design process to come up with a solution.



Tinkering Station
There is nothing more fun than tinkering and taking apart old and broken equipment and toys and creating something from them. Give a student an old phone or toy and have them take it apart.

Digital Arts

These task cards teach students about art, photography, videography, music, etc. 



snowmanAutodraw
Autodraw is a new Artificial Intelligence program from Google Labs
Students will love the ability to doodle and then pick the shape the program thought they were drawing. 


 

Bringing Art to Life
Disney’s Color and Play App allows students to color their favorite Disney characters and animate them or make them 3D and have them pop off their page.



Draw it Up
Just like in real life, we can also create our own digital pictures and artwork for a variety of purposes. Using Abcya!Paint, and NickJr. Free Draw, students will become digital artists as they create artifacts, using web-based painting tools.



Paint a Pattern
Students will use Paint, a Microsoft Windows Desktop app, to practice mouse skills, paint shapes, fill shapes using paint bucket as well as identify and create a pattern. 



 Paint it! Shape Recognition
 Students love to paint and draw. Using Paint Online, students can practice their shapes. Teachers can assign certain shapes and the students will create pictures with those shapes in them. 



Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a free online paint program and image editor similar to Photoshop. Flash is required for this site and ads are present.
 

Digital Citizen and Internet Safety

These task cards have activities to teach students about how to be a good citizen, stay safe on the Internet and prevent bullying. 



Check Your Facts First
Students need to check the accuracy of what they see on the Internet. Young children will especially have a difficult time knowing what is real or fake. 



Follow the Digital Footprints
Students who use the computer need to realize that no matter how old they are, they are leaving digital footprints behind. Unlike footprints in the sand. 



Let's Take a Trip
Going online is so much fun! But how can you stay safe? Just like face to face field trips, there are also rules for staying safe on online trips. 



My Online Neighborhood
The internet is like one big online neighborhood that students need to learn to navigate. Students learn three rules to stay safe. 



Shh, Don't Tell
This task will teach students why they should NEVER share personal information on the computer, including passwords.

 

MITECS & ISTE Standards

MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students): Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

 

MITECS

To learn more about MITECS, visit the State of Michigan's TechPlan website for definitions and support documents to assist you in the classroom. 

Search for task cards and activities by MITECS/ISTE Standards