Do you need December 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 – December
Candy canes are the best during the holiday season. Name the target letter and create your stripes when you cover the matching letters with bingo markers or pom poms.l
Roll the Lights
We love games for learning. Decorate your lights when you roll a dice, see what color that number is and place that color of candy or pom poms on the light string. Keep going until your lights are complete.
Chimney Drop Subtraction
Santa needs help solving how many gifts to take down the chimney. Use blocks or legos to solver the subtraction problem. .
Christmas Tree Counting
Who doesn’t love decorating the tree? Use colored candies or pom poms to place the correct number of each color on the tree.
Missing Number Lights
Christmas lights make everything more fun! Place magnet or toy numbers to fill in the missing number.
Christmas Tree 10 Frame
Let’s count to 10. Using the correct number of each candy color, fill the 10 frame.
Sight Word Stocking Pairs
These stocking are filled w ithe different sight words. Find the matching sight words and use a clothespin to mark the matching words.
Beginning Sound Gifts
What a fun way to practice identifying beginning sounds. Use small gifts or blocks to mark the correct sound.
Spin & Add Peppermints
Use a spinner to make the addition problem. Use toy numbers to show the correct answer.
Missing Letter Stockings
What letter goes in the stocking? Place a toy letter to complete the beginning letter sound of the object shown.