If you’re looking for first grade centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot!

Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite first grade centers in one spot right here.

Just click one of the skills below and you’ll be taken to a huge collection of motivating, creative ways to make learning fun for kids and easy on you.

Then hop over and request your invite to our VIP teachers’ club, The Plato Pack, so you can get 24/7 access to THOUSANDS of playful, ready-to-use first grade teaching tools your students will beg to repeat.

This is just the tip of the iceberg to the sanity-saving resources that are waiting for you inside The Plato Pack!

Literacy Centers

Solidify students’ phonics, whole language and reading comprehension skills.

Writing Centers

Teach kids how to sound out words, stretch stories and more with these engaging writing projects. These first grade writing centers will inspire your future authors!









Math Centers

Help first graders build a solid foundation of math skills by playing motivating games. These engaging first grade centers will turn your students into passionate mathematicians!





















Science Activities

What would first grade centers be without a little science? Get little Einsteins excited about science with some simple, insanely cool activities.













Seasonal Centers

Find some engaging activities to add some seasonal fun and learning to your classroom.









Teaching Tips

First grade centers aren’t just for kids! Add a few brilliant classroom management tips and teaching hacks to your “can’t wait to try” list.