Picture this: It’s a bright, bustling morning in your kindergarten classroom. The tiny tots are shuffling in with sleepy eyes and contagious energy. As a teacher, you know that the first moments of the day set the tone for everything that follows.
That’s where the magic of kindergarten morning work comes into play. It’s like the secret ingredient in your morning routine that can transform chaos into calm, hesitation into confidence, and groggy minds into eager learners.
If you’re looking for morning work ideas for kindergarten or morning work worksheets, you’re in the right place!
But first, let’s discuss the advantages of having morning work in your kindergarten classroom.
Smooth Morning Transitions
Morning work is like the secret sauce that makes our mornings smoother than a fresh jar of peanut butter. It gives our little ones a structured start to the day, helping them transition from home to the classroom routine with ease. Less chaos, more focus!
You know that feeling when a kindergartener proudly completes a task on their own? It’s like a warm cup of coffee for our teacher hearts! Morning work encourages independence. They’re tackling challenges right away, building confidence as they go.
Think of morning work as a daily dose of learning vitamins. It reinforces the skills we’ve been teaching. Whether it’s reviewing letters, numbers, or shapes, these quick exercises keep their growing brains engaged and active.
Time Management Skills
In the real world, time management is a superpower, right? Well, morning work helps our little ones develop those skills early on. They learn to manage their time by completing tasks within a set period. It’s like a mini time-management boot camp!
Teacher Prep Time
Last but not least, morning work can be a lifesaver for us teachers. While the kiddos are busy, we can take a moment to assess their progress, prepare for the day, or have a quick chat with parents. It’s like a small gift of time in a busy morning schedule.
You may be wondering what to do for kindergarten morning work?
This engaging morning work for kindergarten covers reading and math skills and is super easy to implement. These no prep packets are perfect. They will help keep your class calm while reviewing skills at their own pace for the entire school year.
You’ll never find yourself scrambling for morning activities again!
This resource covers:
❀ Handwriting Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
❀ Sight Word Practice
❀ Beginning Letter Sounds
❀ Months of the Year
❀ Days of the Week
❀ Handwriting Sentences
❀ Word Families
❀ Silent /e/
❀ Number Sense
❀ Ten Frames
❀ Number Lines
❀ Writing Numbers
❀ Counting On
❀ More and Less Than
❀ 3D Shapes
❀ Place Value
Pg 1-42 – Aug. and Sept. (Handwriting, Letters, Numbers, Colors, Sight Words, Counting)
Pg. 43-84 – Oct. and Nov. (Handwriting, Letters, Numbers, Ten Frame, Counting, What Comes Next)
Pg. 85-126 Dec. Jan. (Word Families, Vowels, Counting, Greater than, Less Than, Handwriting)
Pg. 127-168 – Feb. and March (capital letters, lowercase letters, word families, shapes, counting on, less than)
Pg. 169-210 April and May (digraphs, tens and ones, 3D shapes, graphs, and silent /e/)
Each page has an extended activity for students to do on the back of the page for early finishers. It is designed to model once to the whole group, and students should be working independently for each set (4 Weeks.)
There are only mild changes in this packet each month to make it easy for students to follow the pattern each morning. I provide different fonts, so students get used to seeing letters that look different.
The number and the number word is used so students get familiar with number word recognition. I tell students to look at their crayons to find the color word to help them figure out the color on their own to create independence.
I print my pages out to create a journal to easily store papers, leaving the back blank for the extended activity. My students could move on to the next page if they finished. You can just give one individual sheet, if you like to ensure students don’t move on to the next page.
For more kindergarten morning work activities, check out my post here!