The new year is here, and the Preschool January Morning Bins are sure to help you start the year off right! These have been my favorite resource to create each month, and I have been so happy with how fun they have turned out to be. My hope is that your students find them to be as enjoyable as it was for me to make them. Let’s dive into the Preschool January Morning Bins!
Most preschools have a scattered drop-off time, so mornings can be chaotic. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a consistent plan of activities for these young students to participate in as they trickle in. The Preschool Morning Bins are exactly what you need to start the day off in a positive, focused and stress-free way! These hands-on activities provide an ideal opportunity for preschool students to practice basic skills to warm up their minds and be ready for the day.
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 will say the words and clip the word that rhymes.
Morning Bin #2: Sounds
Students will say a word, decide what the beginning sound is, and cover it according to the color code.
Morning Bin #3: Letters
Students will sort the letters by uppercase and lowercase.
*Note: If you don’t have uppercase and lowercase magnet letters or letter tiles, don’t worry, because I’ve got you covered. This bin includes a set of printable letters in case you need them.
Morning Bin #4: Sequence
Students will decide which event comes first in the sequence.
Morning Bin #5: Letter Printing
Students will spin the spinner, find the letter and trace it.
Morning Bin #6: Sort by Concept
Students will decide if the item is hot or cold.
Morning Bin #7: Finding Details
Students will spin the spinner and find and cover the item in the picture.
Morning Bin #8: EDITABLE Name Practice
Students will write the letters of their names on each snowball piece and stack the pieces to make a snowman. This center also includes an editable version in case you would like to prepare the names ahead of time like I did for the ones below.
Morning Bin #9: Patterns
Students will use pom-poms to continue the AB pattern.
Morning Bin #10: Counting Sequence
Students will put the numbers in order from 1 to 10.
Morning Bin #11: Making and Counting Groups
Students will roll a die and feed the animal that many pom-poms.
Morning Bin #12: Shapes
Students will sort the items to the correct shape mat.
Morning Bin #13: Measurement
Students will sort the bears on the mat according to their size.
Morning Bin #14: Colors
Students will spin the spinner and cover an item that matches the color.
Morning Bin #15: Numerals
Students will roll a die and trace a number in the column.
Morning Bin #16: Comparing
Students will pick a card, count the snowballs and show one less.
Morning Bin #17: Life Skills
Students will look at the problem and decide which tool to use.
Morning Bin #18: Social/Emotional
Students take turns spinning an emotion with a partner. Then they tell about a time when they felt the emotion.
Morning Bin #19: Fine Motor
Students will trace the word and the dotted lines on the picture.
Morning Bin #20: Dramatic Play
Students will use their imaginations and the items to pretend that they are making, selling and buying hot cocoa and treats.
*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 Kindergarten January Morning Bins in action, Click Here.
To see the 1st Grade January Morning Bins, Click Here.