Spring is nearly here, and the Kindergarten April Morning Bins are filled with all things spring! Each month I have more and more fun making these, and I’m excited to share these fun hands-on activities as we continue moving through the year. The morning bins include plenty of activities to practice core math and literacy concepts for Kindergarten. Take a look!
NOTE: Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.
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
- These offer open-ended practice
- They can be used as an alternative to pencil/paper work
- They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
- Most importantly…they make learning FUN!
SKILLS INCLUDED IN THE KINDERGARTEN APRIL MORNING BINS:
- Segment and Blend
- Syllables and Compound Words
- Letter Formation
- Extra Practice for Tricky Skills
- Counting Sequence
- Making and Counting Groups
- Compare and Measure
- Numeral Identification
- Base Ten
- Math Printing
- Motor Skills
- Social/Emotional Learning
The bundle includes monthly themed activities listed above with 21 NEW ACTIVITIES! Wake up those brains and hands with meaningful practice!
Let’s take a look at each of the Kindergarten April Morning Bins in action! There is no right or wrong way to use these morning bins! In fact, they can be used any time of the day! For example, you can place all 21 bins out each month and have students work on an individual bin, or you can bring one bin out each day. However, I like the idea of allowing a table group of 4-6 students to work on one bin at a time. This allows them to socialize, work as partners, and learn from one another.
To make things easy for you, each bin has simplified direction cards and a material list.
Morning Bin #1: Rhyming
Students will think of three words that rhyme with the item and spell each of the words.
Morning Bin #2: Segment & Blend
Students will pick a card, read the word and find the picture that matches.
Morning Bin #3: Identify
Students will say the word, decide which digraph sound the word begins with, and color to the code.
Morning Bin #4: Sounds
Students say the word on the lily pad and sort the card to the correct digraph.
Morning Bin #5: Syllables/Compound Words
Students say the word on the card, clap the syllables, and sort the card to the correct mat.
Morning Bin #6: Sequence
Students will pick a set of pictures, place them in order, and read the sentence. For an extension, students can write the sentence.
Morning Bin #7: Vocab
Students will look at the picture and word. Students will match the letters and word to the picture.
Morning Bin #8: Printing
Students will pick the CVC word that best completes the sentence and write it on the lines.
Morning Bin #9: Extra Practice
Students will look at the position of the item on the card and use a positional word to explain where the item is.
Morning Bin #10: Patterns
Students will pick a card, look at the pattern and write the letters to show the type of pattern.
Morning Bin #11: Count/Sequence
Students will take turns to roll a die and move the counter to race to the top.
Morning Bin #12: Making and Counting Groups
Students will roll two dice, add the numbers and cover the number that matches.
Morning Bin #13: Compare and Measure
Students will read the number, count that many manipulatives, and sort them into equal groups on the mat.
Morning Bin #14: Shapes
Students will use shape blocks to build the given shape.
Morning Bin #15: Sorting
Students sort items from shortest to longest or shortest to tallest.
Morning Bin #16: Numeral Identification
Students will put the hundreds chart strips in order to make a picture.
Morning Bin #17: Base Ten
Students will read the number on the flower and use base ten blocks to show ten less and ten more. Then they will write the numbers on the card.
Morning Bin #18: Math Printing
Students will trace the number and number word. Then they will write the number word on the lines.
Morning Bin #19: Add and Subtract
Students will count the seeds, fill the ten frame and count how many are needed to make 10.
Morning Bin #20: Motor Skills
Students will use snap cubes to build the picture.
Morning Bin #21: Social/Emotional
Students will find a robot head to match how they feel and say why they feel that way.
If you are looking for more fun activities for the month of April, click here.