Do you need March Morning Tubs for your preschool or 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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March Morning Tubs
Count and Clip Rainbows
This adorable rainbow cloud activity is great for fine motor skills, grip strength, and counting.
Cereal Rainbow Patterns
Making your own rainbows is an amazing way to practice patterns, colors and fine motor skills. Plus, you add a little STEM in there when you use the playdough.
Making Bugs Color Sorting
Fill a sensory bin with pom poms and bugs for this fun activity. Kids will get to enjoy some sensory play while color matching.
Rainbow 10 Frames
We love the element of counting out coins in the visual 10 frame but also stacking them to compare heights of the various numbers. Write the number or use toy numbers for your pre-writers.
Counting Bug Jars
Filling up a jar with creepy crawlies is such a fun way to practice counting. Add a microscope for some fun science play as well.
Number Formation and Counting Cards
Make the number with playdough or fill in the dots with small manipulatives to represent the number shown.
Weather Playdough Patterns
Get sensory and fine motor fun turning playdough into these weather pictures.
Weather Tracing Cards
Use q-tips and paint for a fun twist on tracing. We did dots or stripes. Of course, you can laminate and use them with a dry-erase marker as well.
Building Rainbow Patterns
Layer a rainbow following the pattern cards. This is great for following visual instructions and patterns.
Alphabet Find Cards
Hunt for alphabet letters with this fun pot of gold search card. Cover the letters with play gold coins or clear plastic bingo markers.