Digital activities for kindergarten are a great way to start building students’ computer skills, while also addressing important academic skills. You can use them in centers or as at home learning activities. Even better, students can access many digital learning activities on a variety of devices, which is great if you only have 1-2 types of technology available within your classroom.
When choosing activities, it is important to keep in mind what type of devices you want students to be able to use. For that reason, there are two platforms that are really useful when implementing kindergarten digital activities—Seesaw™ and Boom Learning™. Both platforms have apps and websites that students can access on computers, phones, and tablets, and both support activities that cover a wide array of kindergarten skills!
Boom Cards™, hosted at Boom Learning™ provide a great resource for digital activities for kindergarten. Students can get immediate feedback, and each activity is very interactive. For example, if you wanted to address a skill like CVC words with Boom Cards™, students could look at a picture that represents a CVC word and use letters on the card to build the word. Then, they can click a button on the screen to check their work. If they are correct, the program rewards them with a little “ding” and green circles to show them which parts they were successful with! Boom Cards™ work in a similar way with other skills like sight words. Students can build the words, and then check their answers.
Your students can also practice different kindergarten math skills on Boom Learning™. If you want students to practice a skill like addition, students can do that using Boom Cards™, as well. If your students are at the stage where they are still using pictures to help them solve math problems, you can choose “decks” of cards where pictures are provided, and they can choose the correct answer from number choices on the card. For more advanced students, the card displays the problem only, and students use their keyboards to type in the answer! With Boom Learning™, the options of kindergarten skills that you can address are limitless!
Seesaw™ is another great platform to use when you want to introduce your students to digital activities for kindergarten. Unlike Boom Learning™, this platform does not give immediate feedback. However, it is just as interactive for students, and you can use it to address just as many skills! For example, if you want your students to work on sight words, you can assign an activity like my Seesaw Build a Sight Word set. On each slide of the activity, there are different pictures, and students can even click a speaker on the slide in order to hear the word. Then, they choose the drawing tool from the tools section on Seesaw™ and build the sight word shown on the screen!
There are other tools students can use when completing digital learning activities on this platform, as well. There is a tool to click and drag, an option to create a text box if needed, and a tool students can use to easily add a picture or voice recording. When students have completed the tasks on each slide, they simply submit their work, and it is available to you as the teacher to check!
Including digital activities in your classroom is so important to start building your students' computer skills. Not only that, but these types of activities are so handy any time your district has to go into distance learning mode, and you have to rely on different forms of instruction. Using platforms like Boom Learning™ and Seesaw™ are great because they are interactive, can be used to address a variety of skills, and are fun for students!
What do you think about these digital activities for children? I'd love to hear what alternative digital activities you have found helpful! For more kindergarten-friendly content, check out my other posts here!