February is the month of love, the month of kindness, and the month of trying to squeeze it ALL in. Between Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Dental Health month – there’s a lot of prepping and planning to be done. With all that needs to be done, having a structured activity for students in the morning can be a real life saver. February Morning Tubs for Kindergarten can give you those much needed moments to get ready for the day by offering FUN hands-on and engaging activities for your students.
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February Literacy and Math Tubs
Whether you need a structured activity in the morning or need something for early finishers, these February Morning Tubs for Kindergarten are a great way to reinforce the math and literacy skills your students are working on.
Each activity comes with an “I Can” card to promote independence. In addition, each piece or card is labeled to help you stay organized and pair up missing pieces if something gets lost.
There’s no recording sheets included, so you won’t find yourself with a ton of extra papers to check over.
These activities use basic classroom supplies like magnetic letters, dry erase markers, plastic math cubes, play dough, and more.
Mini Erasers for February:
If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know that I love using mini erasers whenever possible. They are inexpensive and are a super easy way to add a little festive flair to activities.
I often get asked where I get my mini erasers, so I wanted to share some that I’ve found on Amazon. These are perfect for the month of February!
My favorite mini erasers for February are these smiley face hearts. They come in pink, purple, and red. There’s 144 in a pack, so you’ll definitely have enough for a few students to share.
I love the colors in these little heart mini erasers. There’s 300 included, so you’ll have more than enough for small group work.
These big hearts are another great mini eraser for February. There’s a few different colors which makes them great for patterns or addition practice.
If you’re looking for something other than hearts, candy shaped mini erasers would also work for February. I have this set and love how big they are.
You can easily incorporate fine motor skills into your math and literacy routine by adding these jumbo chunky tweezers. They are perfect for little hands. Students use the tweezers to pick up the mini erasers, instead of using their fingers.
Math Tubs for Kindergarten
Count and Cover 11-20:
Students will count to determine the number represented on the card. They will find a corresponding number on the activity mat and cover it.
Spin and Show | Teen Numbers:
Students spin the spinner to determine the number. They count and show that many manipulatives on the mat. This is a perfect way to use those mini erasers! There’s two versions included – Show the Teen Number and Show 10 More.
You can find these plastic spinners on Amazon. They pair perfectly with those chunky tweezers!
Students select an “order card”. They count out the pieces to fill the order. Then they add the pieces together to determine how many were added to the box of candy. You can use the included cut-apart hearts. Or if you’re brave, use real conversational hearts! You can have students use a dry erase marker to write the sum. Two sets are included: Sums to 5 and Sums to 10.
Build the Number:
Students select a picture card and determine the number represented. They use mini erasers or other small manipulatives to form the number on the mat. There’s four sets included: number words, making 10, tally marks, and ten frames.
Students solve each addition or subtraction sentence to determine the answer. Using the color code on the right of the mat, they cover the space to show their answer. There’s six mats included this activity.
Literacy Tubs for Kindergarten
Students say the name of each picture and clap to determine the number of syllables. They stack that many cubes on top of the picture.
Roll and Rhyme:
Students roll the dot cube and read the corresponding CVC word. They find a CVC word that rhymes and cover it. They continue to roll and cover until all of the words have been covered. There’s five activity mats included.
Flip and Cover | Onset and Rime:
Students select a card and say the name of the CVC picture. They identify the onset on the card and find the matching rime on the mat and cover it.
Students say the name of the CVC picture on the mail cart. They match the letter cards to show the onset and rime. Just be sure that you go over the picture names with your students before they complete this activity independently!