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Countdown to Kindergarten

The Countdown to Kindergarten is a joint program from the Oldham County Public Library, the Oldham County Early Childhood Council, and Metro United Way. Countdown to Kindergarten is designed to help inspire excitement for learning and build school readiness skills. Participation is open to any child entering kindergarten. Families with younger children are also welcome to follow along and start building skills for life-long learning early!

While the program for 2021 has ended, building school readiness skills can happen anytime! Below are links to the worksheets included in this summer's packets. You can download and use as needed. We've also provided a list of the materials that were included.

Countdown to Kindergarten Packets 2021

List of supplies to complete the activities:Graphing Smarties:

Playdough Play:

  • playdough
  • craft stick or plastic knife

Dot Flash:​

  • paper plates
  • dot stickers

Mat Man:

Rainbow Write

  • 8 pack of crayons

Scissor Skills

  • scissors
  • scrap paper, old magazines

Egg Carton Pom Poms

  • egg carton
  • pom poms
  • clothes pin
  • dice

Gross Motor Skills

something to make a line: chalk, painters tape.

50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

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Math Skills

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Language and Writing Skills

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Fine Motor Skills

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Gross Motor Skills

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Clapping/Marching Syllables 00:12 Gross Motor Skills in Transition 01:31