Do you need October 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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October Morning Tub Activities
Spider Eyes Counting
Get into touchy, feely sensory math with this awesome spider eyes counting activity. We used playdough and googly eyes to make our spiders.
Stamping Alphabet Pumpkins
Carve the letters into playdough pumpkins using alphabet stamps.
Follow visual clues to make patterns. We used colored craft match sticks to do ours.
Pumpkin Seed Counting
This fun counting activity can go sensory if you fill your pumpkin with playdough to put the seeds in, or turn into a snacktivity with a pumpkin seed snack ending.
Copy and build patterns with fun October themed items. We made our own ghosts with cotton balls or you can use mini erasers.
Shape Button Patterns
The pumpkins in this patch are not all the same. Find and cover the ones that are the matching shape.
Beginning Sound Pumpkins
Work on beginning sounds in this colorful pumpkin patch. Cover the pumpkins that have the correct beginning sound.
Build a Pumpkin Shapes
Build shapes in this fun STEM activity. You can use candy pumpkins, playdough or just go with buttons or pom poms.
Measurement Pumpkin Lines
Practice non-standard measurement with this fun preschool activity. Use candy pumpkins, pom poms, or buttons to see “how many” the line is long.
Happy Skeleton Counting
Our skeleton friends are trying to count some of their bones. We used pretzels, crackers or bone toys for our bone tally marks.