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Morning Tubs – Bugs

Do you need Bugs 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 Tubs – Bugs

Ant Hill Counting

Grab plastic ants or small black pom poms to walk the ants up the hill.

Ladybug Spot Patterns

Time to give the ladybug its spots. Copy the pattern shown and use buttons or pom poms to complete the pattern. Use a magnet number to show how may spots you created.

Butterfly Wing Shapes

Grab shape buttons or foam shapes to create the butterfly wings.

Color Caterpillars

These caterpillars are the cutest! Complete each caterpillar using pom poms. Use the correct number of each color and add in tongs for fine motor practice.

Lightning Bug Letters

Identify the target letter shown. Use clear bingo markers to cover each matching letter.

Ant Parade Letters

Practice letter formation for each letter by tracing the letter with your finger first. Next use small bugs or other manipulatives to form the letter.

Spider Leg Counting

How cute are these spiders? Create each spider with playdough and then place the correct number of legs on each spider using pipe cleaners.

Sound Caterpillars

Identify the target letter and use toy letters or playdough letter stampers to match the sound shown.

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