Do you need April Morning Tubs for your 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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Kindergarten Morning Tub Activities – April
Letter Sound Leaves
Study the pictures on each leave and say the word for each picture. What begininning sound do you here? Use playdough and a letter stamp to stamp the beginning letter sound or use a magnet letter.
Domino Train Counting
How many different ways can you show the focus number? Find dominoes with the correct number of dots and place them in the train cars.
Egg Carton Addition
Use an empty egg carton container and plastic eggs to solve each addition problem. Place a magnet number at the end to show your answer.
Scissor Practice Eggs
Use scissors to practice cutting on the different pattern lines on the eggs.
Frog Jump Measurement
Place flat marbles or pom poms for each jump the frog makes. Count the total number of jumps and use a magnet number to show the answer or write it with a dry erase marker.
Hungry Bug 10 Frame
Determine the target number. Place bug erasers, pom poms or playdough to fill the 10 frame to match the target number.
Pulling Carrots Subtraction
Place orange pipe cleaners or carrot manipulatives in playdough to help solve the subtraction problem. Write the answer with a dry erase marker or use a magnet number for the answer.
Rainboot Color Patterns
Use colored clothespins or regular pins with colored pom poms glued to the top. Work on making and matching the rainboot pattern and working on fine motor skills too!
Roll & Cover Numbers
Roll a dice, count the number of dots. Find the dice on your card that has the same number you rolled. Use a snap cube or other small manipulative to cover the dice that match what you rolled.
Sight Word Eggs
Trace the word with your finger while you read the word. Shape playdough over the letters of the word and read again.