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Morning Tubs – 5 Senses

Do you need 5 Senses 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Morning Tub – 5 Senses Activities

5 Senses Counting

Grab any toy with face parts and add the correct number shown on each card. You could even try drawing a face and adding the parts shown on the card!

Pop It Alphabet

My kiddos are obsessed with the pop it type toys! They can be used in so many ways. Practice popping the correct letter on shown. Super fun sensory experience too!

I Spy Letters

Put on a pair of silly glasses and try to spy the correct letters. Use clear bingo markers or pom poms to cover the correct letter. f

How Loud?

For this activity you will use your sense of hearing to decide How Loud each object shown might be. Use a small manipulative to place on the scale to show your choice.

Blindfold Shapes

This activity is a super fun way to test your sense of touch. Using a blindfold, pick up a shape, feel it and see if you can guess what shape you are holding.

Roll and Smell

Let’s use our nose! Grab an item from each category shown. Roll and dice and and smell an object that matches the number on the card.

Taste Testing

We LOVE “snacktivities.” Explore the sense of taste with the different foods listed. Then rate how everyone like it.

Touch and Feel Cards

Is it rough or smooth, or bumpy? Try to guess how each item on the card feels and use a small manipulative to mark your choice!

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2 Responses

  1. Hi, I purchased this and am excited to try it. I did just notice that the ‘pop it’ letters are all lower case. I have three year olds and would LOVE to have these ‘patterns’ in capital letters. Is that an option?

    Thanks

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