This is a great article that walks you through 6 stages to introducing centers at the beginning of Kindergarten. The ideas shared give examples of language art activities and math. It also gives you a sample schedule.
Classroom Management Tips for Kindergarten (and beyond!) at the Beginning of the Year
This activity helps students collect, organize, and display data. They learn how to sort and classify objects according to their attributes. By using concrete objects, students better understand sorting and collecting data.
Work on Writing. Samples of what students can work on include: Letter writing List making Story writing Start a Topic book (a book all about topic of student's choice) Comic strips Card making. All materials available for students at one location.