Do you need November 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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November Morning Tub Activities
Turkey Feather Patterns
Make a turkey using color feather patterns. We used feathers from the craft store but you could also use pipe cleaners.
Turkey Feather Scissor Practice
Work on grip strength and fine motor skills with these turkey feather scissor strips.
Count to create a keychain to match the numbered locks. This one is GREAT for fine motor as well as early math.
Fall Counting Activity
Turn this one into a snactivity if you wish with some fun popcorn as your manipulatives. Alternately, you could use candy corn, buttons, playdough, or actual corn kernals.
Turkey Feather Colors
Complete the feathers by filling the circles with matching colors. You could use pom poms, buttons or dot markers.
Animal Shadows Activity
Match the animal to it’s shadow. This visual problem solving activity is great to get little minds analyzing shapes and patterns.
Apple Alphabet Pie
Find the correct alphabet apples to make your pie. You could even include a pit pan and spoon to “stir” your alphabet pie when you’ve finished.
Snap Cube Alphabet
Practice letter formation by building the letter shapes using blocks or snap cubes. Then count how many you needed for some bonus math practice.
Tumbling Acorn Patterns
Follow the visual instructions to create acorn patterns. Does it go up, down, to the right or left? Copy the pattern. Continue it, and see if you can make some of your own.
Snap Cube Color Patterns
Follow the visual instruction to make snap cube color patterns. Don’t have cubes? Switch it out for colored blocks, buttons, or squares of colored paper.