Do you need October 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 – October
Spider Eye Subtraction
Working on subtraction problems will be a blast with these cute spiders! Grab your googly eyes and get started.
Toasted pumpkin seeds are a favorite at our house. Use seed to find the objects with the same beginning sound as the target letter.
Sight Word Ghosts
Say BOO! Don’t get scared by these ghosts! Just find the matching sight words and cover them with a cotton ball or any small manipulative.
We love to visit sunflower fields and take pictures. No sunflower is the same. Explore the different shapes and use seeds to practice making the shapes.
This is the cutest witch’s brew. Try using a container to count out your brew ingredients and stir it up!
Every kids loves magic! Time to be a magician and practice making the CVC &
Making 10 Seeds
Exploring a pumpkin and scooping out the seeds is one of my kiddos favorite fall activities.
Let’s get to measuring all the fall objects. Use your snap cubes to measure each object and compare which one is the smallest and tallest.
Pumpkin Patch Addition
Explore the pumpkin patch and solve each addition problem. Use a magnet number to show how many pumpkins your found.
What comes next? Copy the pattern shown on the card and practice extending the pattern too.