Do you need December Morning Tubs for your preschool or kindergarten class? Morning tubs are often used as students are coming in and settling in for the day. They engage kids while attendance is being taken, homework folders are being opened and checked, and those types of daily tasks. Morning tubs are great for a couple of reasons.
- Building Independence: Kids are able to work on their own or in small groups at their table to use their bin(s). It encourages them to self-start and learn/play on their own.
- Socialization: Morning tubs give kids a chance to work together in small groups. They get to share pieces, solve problems together, and even just talk, play, and learn for a few minutes with a couple of their tablemates.
- Creativity and Play: Creativity is something we can build and increase by spending time working on it. Morning tubs are a perfect way to introduce a little more play and freedom into learning rather than traditional worksheets or morning work that kept kids busy but did not encourage creativity and play.
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December Morning Tub Activities
Christmas Wreath Alphabet
Use colored candy or small pom poms to cover the focus letter.
Christmas Bulb Shapes
Mold playdough into the different shapes. Perfect activity for building those fine motor skills.
Christmas Light Color Pattern
Turn on the lights by creating the light patterns with pom poms, buttons or circle cereal.
Hungry Gingerbread Color Sorting
Work on grip strength and sorting while you feed the hungry gingerbread pom poms or gumdrops.
Candy Cane Color Patterns
Complete the patterns by using pipe cleaner or real candy canes.
Christmas Stocking Letter Match
Match the upper and lowercase letters by clipping them together on colored string or pipe cleaners.
Candy Cane Stripe Counting
Make your own candy cane by adding the correct number of stripes.
Stack the gumdrops to match the number on the card. Add tweezers for extra fine motor practice.
Christmas Stocking Counting
Hang your stockings with care and match the number on each card.
Jumping Reidneer Fence Patterns
Follow the visual instruction to make the fence patterns with colored craft sticks, pipe cleaners or strips of paper.