Do you need February 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 – February
Identify the target letter. Use small brown pom poms or other manipulatives to find and cover the correct letter. Practice making the letter sound too.
Use the dinosaurs to copy and match the patterns. Perfect activity for visual discrimination.
Lost Tooth Addition
Identify the target number. Solve the addition problems on each tooth. Cover the teeth with playdough or small manipulatives whose answer matches the target number.
Dinosaur Fossil Matching
Match the correct dinosaur to the correct dinosaur fossil. You can play this as a memory game as well!
Heart Munch Subtraction
Using pom poms, candy or small manipulatives to show the problem. Solve the subtraction problem by placing a magnet number or writing it with a wipe of marker to represent the answer.
Dinosaur Nest Making 10
Solve the addition problem using playdough for eggs and small dinosaurs to practice the different ways to make the number 10!
Spin It Teen Numbers
Spin the spinner and use manipulatives or candy to mark the number in the frame. Continue to spin and add items until the focus number is reached.
Dinosaur High Five
Teacher or Parent will call out one of the sight words. Have the child give that word a “high five” and cover the word.
Real Word Cupcakes
Place pom poms or small heart candy over each real sight word. Practicing reading the words aloud too.
Valentine Alphabet Cookies
Use playdough to make the letters on each card. Practice making the sound as well. Alternatively, you can trace the letter with your finger and use a wipe off marker to practice writing the letter.