Spring is upon us, and the April Preschool Morning Bins are sure to put a spring in your students’ steps! They are hands-on, engaging and FUN! I’ve been having so much fun making these morning bins, and it’s hard to believe that we are already in the last quarter of the school year.
What are Morning Tubs / Bins?
These age appropriate Preschool/ Pre-K Morning Bins are a great way to incorporate literacy, math, fine motor skills, and tons of PLAY into your morning routine! These bins are not limited to mornings, but can also be used for your early/fast finisher tubs, or just for some quiet exploration time at the end of the day!
What are the benefits of Morning Tubs / Bins?
- Rhyming and Syllables
- Letter Printing
- Sort by Concept
- Finding Details
- EDITABLE Name Practice
- Counting Sequence
- Making and Counting Groups
- Life Skills
- Fine Motor
- Dramatic Play
Each month, you will have access to 20 NEW activities that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!
Let’s take a look at each April Preschool Morning Bins in action!
Morning Bin #1: Rhyming and Syllables
Students roll a die, say the word and say a word that rhymes.
Morning Bin #2: Sounds
Students roll a die, say the letter sound and say a word that begins with that sound.
Morning Bin #3: Letters
Students will match the uppercase bird to the lowercase nest.
Morning Bin #4: Sequence
Students will sequence the pictures and use them to tell a story.
Morning Bin #5: Letter Printing
Students will write the uppercase letter that matches the lowercase letter.
Morning Bin #6: Sorting by Concept/Vocabulary
Students will decide if the animal is a bird, mammal or fish.
Morning Bin #7: Finding Details
Students will find each animal 3 times and then check off the animal.
Morning Bin #8: Name
Students will sort the letters of their name, color animal pieces and cut them out to make an animal.
Morning Bin #9: Patterns
Students will look at the shape pattern, trace the shapes and draw the next two shapes.
Morning Bin #10: Count Sequence
Students will count and put the numbers in order from 1 to 10.
Morning Bin #11: Making and Counting Groups
Students will read the number and use snap cubes to build a tower to match the number.
Morning Bin #12: Shapes
Students will spin the spinner and find and trace the shape on the board.
Morning Bin #13: Measurement
Students will look at 2 items and decide which one is heavier.
Morning Bin #14: Colors
Students will use play dough to build the word and the two items on the mat.
Morning Bin #15: Numerals
Students will count the animals and trace the number that matches.
Morning Bin #16: Comparing
Students will count the items and make an equal group on the other side.
Morning Bin #17: Life Skills
Students will decide if the food item is protein, grains, fruit or dairy.
Morning Bin #18: Social Emotional
Students will look at the face, name the emotion and make the same face while looking in a mirror.
Morning Bin #19: Fine Motor
Students will “feed the pet” by transferring pom-poms to the dish.
Morning Bin #20: Dramatic Play
Students will use their imaginations and the items to pretend that they are a pet owner or veterinarian at a pet clinic. I get so excited every time I finish a dramatic play center. Add stuffed animals to this one for some fun!
*This is an open-ended play activity. The offered materials can be set up in a variety of ways.
Get creative and have fun!
To see Kindergarten April Morning Bins, Click here.
For 1st Grade April Morning Bins, Click Here.