Kindergarten Special Education

The Most Engaging October ESL Centers for Kindergarten Free Download!

Looking for some fun October Centers for Kindergarten? These centers will help you differentiate activities with your students in kindergarten or first grade. The best part about these activities is that they can be used with students who are learning ESL. These centers will engage your students throughout the month of October! Read on and don’t forget to sign up to receive your free pack!


The activities shown below are from the full October ESL Literacy and Math Centers. You will get two free literacy and two free math centers from the activity pack in this blog post!

ESL students particularly struggle with their letter sounds and grammar. These centers has a specific focus on letter sounds, formation and identification. So you will find that these centers will help reinforce letter identification with mainstream students as well. The activity above, students will roll the ‘bat’ die created for this activity and they will identify the letter shown on the die, find the picture that matches it and then color it in!

We then sorted through some real and nonsense bat facts.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

I got my ESL students to work on their ABC order by cutting and pasting the bat pictures in order on their recording sheets.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

We then rolled a die and identified the beginning sound, then the students traced the letters on their sheets.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

My students loved this sentence sort, there are three levels in the center with the first one being the easiest (made for ESL students), they sort the words according to the picture on the card. They then re-arrange the words to make sentences.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

The students then record their sentences on the recording sheet provided.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers
October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

The fun bat letters ‘b’ and ‘d’ activity below, students will choose a card identify the name of the picture on the card and then find a bat with the initial sound letter and then trace it. This activity is free, so download it below at the end of this post.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers
October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

The students also worked on their letter ‘c’ and ‘s’ sounds. Find this activity in the bundle here.

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

The activity below got ESL students to spin the spinner and then write it in the columns to make a chart. This is included in the freebie with this post so grab it below!

October ESL Literacy and Math Centers

There are so many more activities included in the activity bundle. Have a GREAT October! 😉

October Centers for Kindergarten – download your free pack!

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