Mornings in the classroom can be hectic. Students trickle in at different times, some aren’t quite wake yet, and then there’s attendance and other teaching “housekeeping duties”. If you’re looking for a way to add some calm to your mornings, you need to try morning tubs! They will change your mornings. These Fall Literacy and Math Tubs for Kindergarten can get you started tomorrow. They are perfect for the month of October.
Your Kindergartners will have fun learning math and literacy concepts with fun fall themes like pumpkins, scarecrows, apples and leaves. There’s no recording sheets included, just hands-on, interactive activities.
I also have two FREE printables at the end of the post for you to add to your Fall Tubs! So stay with me.
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Your Kindergartners will love learning their upper and lower case letters, counting, beginning sounds and much more with these fall tubs. The activities also help your students with fine motor skills and social interaction because some of the games are played with a partner.
Fall Literacy and Math Tubs
This Fall Morning Tubs for Kindergarten kit includes 22 literacy and math activities with a fun fall theme. The skills included in this resource are ones that your Kindergartners are most likely working on during late September and October. It is packed full of games and interactive, hands-on activities to keep students engaged and learning.
The activities are easy to prep – most of them are just print and go. They use basic classroom supplies such as plastic cubes, mini erasers, play dough, dot cubes, and spinners. Most activities include more than one version allowing you to differentiate for your students.
Each of the activities include teacher friendly directions as well as an “I Can” visual directions page to promote independence. They do not include recording sheets which makes them ideal for morning tubs and early finisher activities. But you can certainly use them for math and literacy centers too.
Fall Kindergarten Literacy Tub Printables
Students select a card and identify the beginning sound of the pictures to determine the mystery letter. They will use magnetic letters or a dry erase marker to show the mystery letter.
Find and Cover Letters:
Students select a card and identify the uppercase letter. They will find the matching lowercase letter on the mat and cover it using a cube or mini erasers.
Flip and Find the Sound: Beginning Sounds:
Students select a card and identify the beginning sound. They will find the corresponding letter on the mat and cover it using a cube or mini erasers. There’s three Flip and Find Beginning Sound activities included.
Fall Kindergarten Math Tub Printables
Flip and Cover: Numbers to 10
Students select a card and identify the number and apple color. They will find the matching number and apple pair on the mat and cover it with a plastic cube.
Build an Apple Tree:
Students select a number “directions” card. They will count out each color of apples and put them on the apple tree.
Students will spin the spinner and identify a way to make five. They will find a space on the mat that matches their spin and cover the space on their game mat. They will continue to play until all of the spaces have been covered. There’s two versions of this activity included.
Count and Cover 10 Frames
Students will identify the number represented on the ten frame. (There’s 2 cards for each number.) They will find the number on the mat and cover it. Two activities included for this skill.
Mystery Numbers to 10:
Students select a card and determine the number represented by the series of pictures. They will write the mystery number (or use magnetic numbers) on the card.
You can check out this Fall Morning Tubs in my TpT shop. Or for an in-depth look at the Fall Morning Tubs for Kinder, check out this video:
Free Fall Bump Kindergarten Tub Printables
Are you wanting to give morning tubs a try? Here’s one that will get your Kindergarteners counting and practicing one-to-one correspondence.
BUMP is meant to be played with a partner, which means this activity will help the students learn how to play with others. Each partner gets 10 of their own color of plastic math cubes. There are two mats to choose from. Numbers to 6 and numbers to 12.
To prepare this activity, simply print and laminate the game board. Students will play with a partner. Each group will need a dot cube(s). Each player will need their own color of ten plastic math cubes. There are two game mats included: numbers to 6 and numbers to 12.
Students will roll the dot cube(s) and count to identify the number they rolled. They will use a game piece to cover the number on the game board.
If the opponent has a game piece on the number, the player can bump off their opponent’s game piece. If the player already has a game piece on that number they can add another game piece to “lock” their position (like a “king” in checkers). A locked game piece cannot be bumped off.
First player to use all of their cubes is the winner.
Download your copy of the free Fall Bump Game Mats for Kindergarten Tubs here.