If you are looking for some fun preschool activities for October, the Preschool October Morning Bins are sure to fill the need. These fall harvest-themed bins are hands-on and engaging to keep young minds happy, growing and learning. From dramatic play activities, to focused fine motor and simple language and math games, there is something for every young learner.
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?
- 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!
Skills included in the Preschool Back to School Morning 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 Back to School Morning Bin in action!
Morning Bin #1: Rhyming and Syllables
Students will decide if the words on the card rhyme or not and sort the card to the correct mat.
Morning Bin #2: Sounds
Students will link the picture that has the same beginning sound.
Morning Bin #3: Letters
Students will pick a letter on the board and find the letter tile to match it.
Morning Bin #4: Sequence
Students will put the pictures in order.
Morning Bin #5: Letter Printing
Students will use play dough to build the letter.
Morning Bin #6: Sort by Concept
Students will decide if the item is in the summer or fall and sort it.
Morning Bin #7: Finding Details
Students will match the pieces of the picture to the squares.
Morning Bin #8: EDITABLE Name Practice
Students will decorate their names with stickers, glitter, sprinkles, etc. *See Name Practice File for editable template.
Morning Bin #9: Patterns
Students will use colored snap cubes to replicate the pattern.
Morning Bin #10: Counting Sequence
Students will put the strips in order from 1-5 and look at the picture to check their work.
Morning Bin #11: Making and Counting Groups
Students will count the apples in the five frame and put them in the apple tree.
Morning Bin #12: Shapes
Students will find and cover the given shape on the mat.
Morning Bin #13: Measurement
Students will look at the two items, compare the height, and clip the tallest item.
Morning Bin #14: Colors
Students will spin the spinner and add a pom-pom on the item that matches the color.
Morning Bin #15: Numerals
Students will spin a number, find the number on the mat and cover it.
Morning Bin #16: Comparing
Students will count the items on both sides and clip the side that has more.
Morning Bin #17: Life Skills
Students will spin the spinner and dress the bear according to the weather.
Morning Bin #18: Social/Emotional
Students will look at a picture, decide if it is safe or unsafe and sort it to the correct mat.
Morning Bin #19: Fine Motor
Students will use tweezers to transfer pom-poms onto the circles on the picture mat.
Morning Bin #20: Dramatic Play
Students will use their imaginations and the items to pretend that they are at a pumpkin patch to pick, buy and carve a pumpkin.
*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 October Morning Bins, click here.
For 1st Grade October Morning Bins, click here.
To see September’s Preschool Morning Bins, click here.