Do you need Nursery Rhymes 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 – Nursery Rhymes Activities
Moon Jump Measurement
How high did the cow jump over the moon? Use stars, buttons, or pom poms to measure the lines. Count how many items were used and compare which one is more or less.
Humpty Dumpty Wall Patterns
Help keep Humpty Dumpty on the wall by copying the pattern and building the wall with small blocks or Legos.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Climb
Up the water spout the spider goes! Count the dots on the dice and move the spider up the correct number on the spout.
Row, Row, Row the Shapes Stream
Help the shapes get down the stream by matching the correct shape buttons.
Twinkle, twinkle little star, match the letters using a star!
Jack and Jill Sound Path
Jack and Jill need help finding the items that match the letter on their pail. Use any small manipulative to mark the matches.
Mary’s Lamb Tracing
Mary’s little lamb needs help getting to school. Use a marker, playdough or pom poms to help trace the line.
Baa Baa Tally Wool
Can you find the tally matches? Cover the sheep with a pom pom that match the target number.