Do you need March 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 – March
Rainbow Track patterns
Use pipe cleaners for teh rails and add colored craft sticks or colored pipe cleaners to copy and make the pattern show on the card.
Clover Punch Patterns
Take a hole punch and punch as many clovers as you can on each card.
Use colored pom poms to measure how long each rainbow is. Count the number of pom poms. Place a magnetic number or write the number with a dry erase marker.
Shamrock Sight Words
Build the sight word using letter beads or magnetic letters.
Using a pipe cleaner as the tale of the kite, string the matching shape buttons to each tail.
Place clothespins on the clothesline to solve the addition problem. Use a magnetic number or dry erase marker to show the answer.
Place pipe cleaners in playdough to build and copy the patterns.
Pot of Gold Subtraction
Use gold coins or circle cut outs to solve the equation. Place a magnet number for the answer or write the number with a dry erase marker.
Use playdough to create various cloud shapes.
Missing Vowel Words
Shape playdough over the missing letter. Use letter stamps or a butter knife to fill in the missing vowel.