Do you need September 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 – September
Sight Word Leaves
We love fall and all the leaves changing colors. Read the sight word and place plastic leaf markers on each matching sight word. You can also use pom poms or clear bingo markers. Count how many of each word you find!
Apple Addition Bingo
Games are perfect learning tool. Complete the addition problem on each card and find the answer on the Bingo card. Place any small manipulative or use dot markers to mark the answer.
Learning shapes is so much more fun when it is interactive. Trace the shape with your finger and then form playdough into the correct shape.
Perfect activity to work on number recognition and a color matching too!
Identify the target number and using matching colored pom poms to cover each matching number.
Apple Worm Patterns
The cutest little worm is waiting for you to make his pattern before he takes a bit out of the apple. Use pom poms, colored bingo markers or pom poms to copy the pattern shown onto the worm.
Alphabet Dot to Dot
We love activities that combine multiple skills. This activity works on number order and beginning sound recognition.
Complete the dot to dot to reveal the letter and then mark or circle the picture with the correct beginning sound.
Making 10 Apple Seeds
Counting to 10 never looked so fun! Use black buttons, pom poms, or even real seeds to complete the addition problem to make 10. Place magnet letters in the boxes to show your answers.
Apple Picker Subtraction
Let’s go pick apples. Use buttons or pom poms to place on the tree. Remove the correct number of apples to solve the subtraction problem. Place a magnet number to show the answer or write it with a dry erase marker.
Sunflowers are beautiful flower and perfect for measuring in real life or an activity. Measure each flower with snap cubes or circle cereal. Count how many you used to measure and compare which is the tallest or shortest.
What comes next? Time to sing the ABC’s and determine the next letter. Use magnet letters to show what comes next in the letter banner.