Love is in the air, and the February Preschool Morning Bins are bringing you a fun valentines and dental health theme to your classroom! From shapes to letter sounds to number concepts, this month is packed with hands-on activities to help your little ones learn. I’ve had a blast making this month’s bins, and I hope that your students find it just as much fun to play and learn with them.
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 Preschool January Morning Bin in action!
Morning Bin #1: Rhyming and Syllables
Students say the words and match the words that rhyme.
Morning Bin #2: Sounds
Students roll a die and cover an item that begins with that letters sound.
Morning Bin #3: Letters
Students find and match the lowercase letter to the uppercase letter.
Morning Bin #4: Sequence
Students will look at the first and last events and decide which one goes in between. Then they will explain what is happening in each picture.
Morning Bin #5: Letter Printing
Students roll a die and trace a letter in that column.
Morning Bin #6: Sorting by Concept/Vocab
Students will decide if the item is food or not food.
Morning Bin #7: Finding Details
Students will look at the picture and match the parts that are missing.
Morning Bin #8: Name
Students will put the letters of their name in order and connect them with yarn or links.
Morning Bin #9: Patterns
Students will look at the ABB or AAB pattern and decide which color comes next.
Morning Bin #10: Count Sequence
Students will make a path from 1 to 10 on the board.
Morning Bin #11: Making and Counting Groups
Students will flip a card and feed the monster the same number of pom-poms or other manipulatives.
Morning Bin #12: Shapes
Students will spin the spinner and cover the shape on the board.
Morning Bin #13: Measurement
Students will pick 3 cards and put the cacti in order from shortest to tallest.
Morning Bin #14: Colors
Students will take turns spinning the spinner and moving their piece to the color on the board.
Morning Bin #15: Numerals
Students will spin the spinner and trace the numeral on the board.
Morning Bin #16: Comparing
Students will count the items on each side and clip the side that has more.
Morning Bin #17: Life Skills
Students will decide if the item is healthy or unhealthy for their teeth and clip the correct tooth.
Morning Bin #18: Social Emotional
Students will look at the picture, clip whether the action is kind or unkind, and say what a better action would be if the action is unkind.
Morning Bin #19: Fine Motor
Students will use snap cubes to create the picture.
Morning Bin #20: Dramatic Play
This has to be one of my favorite dramatic play bins so far! Students will use their imaginations and the items to pretend that they are a dentist or a patient at a dental office. This bin comes complete with an intake sheet, dental tools, office signs, and brushing and flossing practice! Plus, introduce your students to Captain Fluoride and Mr. Cavity Corn to help explain choices to keep our teeth clean and healthy!
*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 the February Kindergarten Morning Bins in action, Click Here.
For First Grade Morning Bins for February, Click Here.