Preschool Back to School Morning Bins | Printable Classroom Resource | The Moffatt Girls

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Morning Bins / Morning Tubs / Morning Work

Get ready to revolutionize your morning routines with Morning Bins The Bundle!

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!

Can these be used for Kindergarten?

Absolutely! Although I have a Kindergarten version, many Kinder Teachers will choose to incorporate both.

What are the benefits of Morning Tubs / Bins? 

The benefits of morning bins are endless!

  • They are hands-on and engaging
  • They provide meaningful practice for basic skills
  • Students have opportunities to work on fine motor skills
  • They provide group and social interaction
  • Open-ended practice
  • Alternative to pencil/paper work
  • They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
  • Most importantly…they make learning FUN!

What included in the Bundle?

Each monthly theme will include 20 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.

  • 180 Morning Bin activities
  • Color AND Black and White Version Included!
  • Simplified Student Direction Cards
  • Material List for each bin
  • Morning Bin Rules Poster
  • Labels for Bins (2 options)
  • Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet

Skills included in the Morning Bins:

  1. Rhyming and Syllables- Clip pictures that match the rhyme
  2. Sounds- Clip pictures that have the same beginning sound
  3. Letters- Pick a letter and find it on the board
  4. Sequence- Turn pieces to put puzzle together
  5. Letter Printing- Use a toy car to trace letters
  6. Sort by Concept- Decide where item goes and sort onto mat
  7. Finding Details- Decide which items do not belong
  8. EDITABLE Name Practice- Use manipulatives or dry erase markers to trace names
  9. Patterns- Use colored pop-poms to replicate patterns
  10. Counting Sequence- Put strips in order from 1-5 and check work by counting items on strips
  11. Making and Counting Groups- Use pom-poms to make an equal group to number of items
  12. Shapes- Find and cover shape on mat
  13. Measurement- Use snap cubes to build length of each item then count number used
  14. Colors- Spin spinner and cover item with matching color
  15. Numerals- Spin a number then find it on mat
  16. Comparing- Count items in section and clip side that matches the number
  17. Life Skills- Use yarn to weave in and out of holes on item
  18. Social/Emotional- Look at picture and decide which emotion the person has
  19. Fine Motor- Use tweezers to transfer pop-poms onto circles on mat
  20. Dramatic Play- Students pretend they are shopping or selling at a farmer's market

⭐ Materials Needed

Will I need a lot of extra materials for the Morning Bins? No! I have tried to create the morning bins with resources and manipulatives that you are already have in your classroom. You can easily swap out my suggested manipulatives for some that you already own. Even the monthly Dramatic Play Sets will include all that you need to get started!

⭐ Black and White Version

I included a Black and White Version that you can use to print on color paper. However, there are some color games and activities that works best printed in color.

*Please note that this is a downloaded pdf file. No physical product will be sent to you.

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