Do you need September 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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September Morning Tub Activities
This Oh So Fun activity is lots of symmetry, fine motor, and color sorting. You can use a dry eraser marker, playdough, or even beans.
Talk about emotions while building them on these apple buddy playdough mats.
Hunt and find matching letters for fun alphabet recognition. Get some fine motor practice while covering the letters with bingo markers, buttons, or pom poms.
Play this one a few ways. We counted domino dots and placed them on the matching leaves. Another fun option is to use a hole punch to punch out the correct number of holes in each leaf.
Wormy Apple Counting
Complete the counting caterpillars by filling in the circles with playdough balls, pom poms, cereal circles, or buttons.
Apple Color Patterns
This is such a fun way to practice patterns. We used our dot markers to stamp the pattern. You could also use colored stickers or cereal circles.
Leaf 10 Frames
Hunt for leaves on a nature walk to fill your 10 frames or use foam or plastic ones for this fun, visual counting activity.
This tasty measurement activity doubles as FANTASTIC fine motor practice. If you don’t want to use cereal you can sub it out for beads, sections of drinking straw, or even buttons.
Find your way through the alphabet letters and then pick out the picture with the matching beginning sound.
Apple Tree Shapes
Sort the correct shapes onto each apple tree. We used our favorite shape buttons but you could also use foam shapes or shape cutouts.