Do you need Community Helpers 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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Morning Tub – Community Helpers Activities
Alphabet Fire Fighters
Help put out the fire using marbles or pom poms and match the lowercase letter to the target letter shown.
Farmer’s Egg Patterns
This activity is a super fun way to work on patterns. Practice extending the pattern off the card too.
This flossing activity will have kids excited to give flossing a try. Grab string, a marker or even real floss to practice tracing the lines.
Name Practice Mailman
Little one’s love to get mail! Practice forming names with magnet letters or a dry eraser marker. You can even create a mailbox out of a box to deliver your mail.
Missing Number Construction
Find all the pet’s food by covering the correct shape with buttons, pom poms or even real pet food.
Vet’s Pet Food Shapes
What comes next? Use a toy dump truck to deliver the missing number.
Recycle Lettering Sort
Use lids or pom poms to cover and sort! Count how many upper and lowercase letters you sorted.
Grocery Checkout Counting
My kids love to help fill the cart and scan them at the grocery store. Use pom poms to count out the the correct number of each items shown on the list.