Do you need May 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 – May
Use the domino to make an addition problem. Show the problem with pom poms. Show the total number of pom poms used with a magnet number or write it with a dry erase marker.
Identify the target letter. Find all the target letters and cover with circle cereal of another small manipulative.
Code Words Reading
Use the beginning sound of each picture to make the word.
Comparing Number Towers
Use a letter “V” to show which number is greater and which number is smaller.
Bug Catchers Subtraction
Use bugs or pom poms to show the subtraction problem. Use a net or spoon to take the bugs away to solver the problem.
Find the Rhymes
Use clothespins to show all the words that rhyme with the target picture.
Sight Word Flowers
Spell out the target word using playgdough and stampers or magnetic letters.
Flower Petal Colors
use colored pom poms to make the petals match the target color. Practice reading the color word. Add tweezers for fine motor work too!
Flower Shape Patterns
Copy the flower patterns using shape buttons.
Place small items on the correct card that matches the number of syllables shown on the card.