Do you need June 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 – June
Marshmallow Roast 10 Frame
Use cotton balls, brown snap cubes or other small manipulatives to show the correct number of each item listed to make the 10 frame complete. Add tweezers or tongs for added fine motor practice.
Ball Bounce Measurement
Place clear counting chips, small buttons, or circle cereal to measure the number of bounces. Use a magnet number to show the number of bounces total.
CVC Word Games
Place a clear counting chip or other small manipulative on the word that matches the picture. Spell out the word with magnet letters, stamp letter into playdough or write it with a dry erase marker.
Use a letter “V” to show which number is greater on the domino. Build the towers to match the number on each domino.
River Float Patterns
Use pipe cleaners and circle cereal to make the pattern shown and then repeat the pattern to get down the river.
Find the Rhymes
Shape playdough to form the target number shown. Place the correct number of small manipulatives in the box to match the number.
Choose numbered playing cards that are greater than or less than the target number.
Sight Word Surfing
Use playdough with letter stamps or press plastic letters into the playdough to spell the sight word. Read the word out loud when complete.
Ice Cream Cone Addition
Use a spoon with different colored pom poms to scoop out and solver the addition problem.
Melting Ice Subtraction
Place white cubes in a plastic container or cup and remove the correct number of cubes to show the answer to the subtraction question. Place a magnet number to show the answer or write it with a dry erase marker.