Make Every Friday Fun With Fun Activities for Kindergarten

Send your kindergarteners off for the weekend excited to come back on Monday by using these wonderful fun activities for kindergarten!  I know what you are thinking, with all the pressures of testing and making a year’s growth, there is not much time for Fun Friday.  Not to worry, here at 4 Kinder Teachers, we make sure that all of our Fun Friday activities for kindergarten are standards based, rigorous, teacher, student and principal approved, and most importantly FUN!!  To add some extra excitement, and to keep your kinders wanting to come back for more, make every Friday a FUN Friday! 

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To make these fun learning activities for kindergarten, take whatever concept you are teaching and pair it with a great book and add a fun art project and a yummy food creation.  Your students will never want to miss a Friday!  Here are some of our best ideas for fun activities with kindergarteners.  We are continually creating articles full of more Fun Friday ideas.  FYI these can also be made into fun activities with preschoolers.

Picture Books Make Great Fun Friday Activities for Kindergarten

Here are some Fun Friday examples.

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Elmer The Patchwork Elephant by David McKee

Early in the school year children are busy getting to know and appreciate one another. Understanding that everyone is unique and learning to appreciate our differences is a good lesson for students at the beginning of the school year.  Elmer the Patchwork Elephant can help teach this valuable lesson.  For this Fun Friday theme, read and discuss the book, make an adorable Elmer art project, watch the animated read aloud version on YouTube, and find fun music to dance to while marching in an elephant parade.  Your students will love it.  For more details, read our blog Make it a FUN Friday with these Awesome Elmer the Elephant Activities.  Some other books that work well with beginning of the year concepts are The Rainbow Fish, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Leo the Late Bloomer.  If you want to learn more about making your read alouds great, see our blog 3 Steps to Create Meaningful Experiences Through Read Aloud.

Leaf books with tissue paper leaf, fun science activity for kindergarten

Fun Seasonal Activities for Kindergarten

Seasonal activities are perfect for Fun Friday.  For example, fall is a great time to learn why leaves change color.  Find a beautiful fall book, watch a YouTube video and go on a walk looking for different colored leaves.  Make sure to add a fun fall craft.  Visit Fantastic Kindergarten Fall Activities for teacher approved fall videos, books, activites and beautiful fall crafts perfect for kindergarten.

fun activity for kindergarten math graphing M&M's

Fun Activities for Kindergarten Math

Anything to do with food makes a great Fun Friday activity.  Edible math is fantastic.  This would include any math activity involving food: sorting and graphing candy; graphing the first bite of a gingerbread man; subtracting goldfish crackers (by eating them) are just a few ideas for edible math.  You can teach a lot of kindergarten math concepts using food. The engagement is incredible.

recipe for marshmallow rainbow fish treat

Fun Snack Ideas for Kindergarten

As I said before, anything to do with food makes a great Fun Friday experience.  Have your students create special snacks to go along with Fun Friday themes. For example, if you are reading the Rainbow Fish, have your students make adorable and yummy rainbow fish marshmallow pops.  In winter make marshmallow snowmen ( kids love marshmallows).  Of course, when using food, you have to be mindful of food allergies.  You may have to get creative with food substitutions, so that everyone can enjoy the activity.  Parents are incredibly helpful with this and will often supply much of the food.  Just be sure to give them plenty of notice. 

Teachers on a zoo field trip

Fun Friday and Field Trips

You can always schedule your field trips on Friday, this makes for a really fun but exhausting day.  Scheduling your field trips earlier in the week makes for less crowds.  So instead of going on a Friday, go on a Tuesday and make Friday fun by doing all of the field trip related activities that day.  For more details on great kindergarten field trips, check out our blog Fantastic Field Trip Ideas & Virtual Field Trips.

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Fun Writing Activities for Kindergarten

Another great thing about Fun Friday is the ease in which you can incorporate fun writing activities.  Children love writing when they have something FUN to write about!  Save these writing pieces and create a class book to include in your classroom library.  These books will be very special to your students.  At the end of the year, you can use these books to create individual student memory books.  These memory books will show the progression of each student’s writing.

More Fun Friday Ideas!

There are so many fun activities for kindergarten.  We love sharing them with you! You can decide if you want to use them on Marvelous Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday, or Fun Friday (it’s too hard to do alliteration with th). 

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