Do you need January 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 – January
It’s time to build the igloos! Use the correct number of each block and follow the patterns to build. Super fun activity to practice math skills.
We love games for learning. Use small craft sticks to solve the math problem. Show your answer with a magnet number or by writing it.
Help build the letter snowman. Math the uppercase to lowercase letters using plastic letters.
Snow Roll Measurement
Time to play in the snow! Use pom poms or roll up playdough to measure each line. Compare which one is longer.
Snowmen Sight Words
The snowmen are ready for school! Help them build and sound out the sight words with toy letters.
Lost Button Colors
The snowmen has lost his buttons! Help him find the match the buttons to the correct color.
Rhyming Mitten Patterns
Rhyme Time! Say the words out loud and place any small manipulative on the words that rhyme.
Throwing Snowball Shapes
We love a good snowball fight! Toss your snowballs onto the shapes that match the target shape!
Count by 5 Snowballs
Skip counting is a great early math skill. Use toy numbers or write the number that is 5 before and 5 after the number shown.
Hot Chocolate Addition
Let’s warm up with yummy cocoa! Use small manipulatives and a real mug to solve the addition problem. Stir it all up when you are finished!