Do you need Construction 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 – Construction Activities
Use letter stampers or magnetic letters make the target letter in the play dough for each house.
Use shape buttons to copy the different shape patterns. Add a toy truck for fun to drive the shapes off when finished.
Road Stripe Patterns
Cut up pipe cleaners or straws to copy the road stripe pattern.
Place linking cubes to copy the color patterns.
Use scissors to cut along the various construction lines.
Brick Laying Patterns
Use blocks to copy the brick patterns shown.
Build It Numbers
Place mini craft sticks in the formation to make each number. Count out small manipulatives to match the target number.
Road Work 10 Frames
Use orange pom poms or other small manipulatives to fill the 10 frame with the correct number.