Simple morning activities for preschoolers is a great way to provide children with a soft start to the day. Children can pick and choose which morning activities they would like to work on during morning arrival as they wait for their classmates to arrive.
What activities should be placed out for morning arrival?
Create a simple routine for children to move freely through certain tables and areas in the classroom. Think of providing children with activities that are engaging but simple for them to clean up. Morning activities for preschoolers need to be calm, engaging activities as they wait.
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Lego Activities for Preschoolers
During morning activities simple Lego challenges are perfect for the morning activities drawers. Keep the activities fresh by changing out the challenges as children build their skills.
Pattern Block Activities for Preschoolers
Like the Legos pattern blocks are another way to provide simple pattern block challenges that fit perfectly in the morning activities drawers.
Cutting Skills for Preschoolers
Preschool teachers are always looking for simple ways to build children cutting skills, by providing different activities in the morning activities drawers your preschoolers will develop into expert cutters.
Color Dice Games for Preschoolers
All preschoolers love rolling dice, so the morning activities trays are the perfect way for children to develop color matching and sorting skills. You can scaffold children's learning by adding a color dot dice for color recognition and counting skills.
Hole Punch Activities for Preschoolers
Children love using adult tools and hole punch falls into that category. Provide children with different types of hole punch activities during your morning activities and they will be building their hand strength and finger control.
Magnetic Letters Activities for Preschoolers
Using magnetic letters in your morning activities will help children to begin to recognize and identify the letter shapes. This will build alphabet fluency later on for future reading success.
How to organize morning activities?
The 10-drawer rolling cart is the perfect storage for morning activities for preschoolers, everything needed for each activity can be found in each individual drawer. Children are able to freely pick morning activities and cleanup is a snap.
Children love to put their marks on the world by scribbling and drawing. That is why we start everyday with morning journal time, it is our favorite morning activity to get the day started. As children come in for the day it gives us an opportunity to have quality conversations with each child as they work on their daily writing prompt.
When thinking of starting a routine of journal prompts for preschoolers it needs to be easy to set up daily with little prep. Teachers are busy and we don’t need one more thing that takes a lot of time. We have enough of those already.
The simplest and neatest way I have found to setting up preschool journals for preschoolers is by using file folders with fasteners.
Setting up the original preschool journals will take a little time, but after that children will be able to do the daily prep all by themselves and it’s so worth it.
How do you write a daily journal for a preschooler?
We like to start with journal prompt sheets that are designed to actively engage children in the writing process to build their fine motor skills that will result in the progression of the penmanship skills.
Here are some journal prompt ideas
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.