December First Grade Morning Bins

If you’re looking for ways to cut down on the holiday stress and add structure to your morning routine, look no further, because the December First Grade Morning Bins have been added to the First Grade Morning Bin Bundle!

NOTE: Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.



The benefits of morning bins are endless!

  • 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
  • These offer open-ended practice 
  • They can be used as an alternative to pencil/paper work
  • They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
  • Most importantly…they make learning FUN!


Each monthly theme will include 21 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities. 

  • 196 Morning Bin activities
  • Color AND Black and White Versions Included!
  • Simplified Student Direction Cards
  • Material List for each bin 
  • Morning Bin Rules Poster
  • Labels for Bins (2 options)
  • Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
  • Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them


  • Vocabulary
  • Sounds
  • Segment and Blend
  • Sight Words
  • Sequence
  • Sentences
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Rhymes, Syllables and Compound Words
  • Text
  • Count Sequence
  • Comparing Numbers and Making Groups
  • Representing Numbers
  • Base 10
  • Fluency
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry
  • Time and Money
  • Patterns and Fractions
  • Social/Emotional: Regulating Myself and Relating to Others

Let’s take a look at what is included in the December First Grade Morning Bins

Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary

Students will build a vocabulary word with magnetic letters. Students will match the picture to the word.

Morning Bin #2: Sounds

Students will flip a card, find the ending blend on the board and cover the blend.

Morning Bin #3: Segment & Blend

Students will flip a card, read the word and sort whether the word is a real or silly word.

Morning Bin #4: Sight Words

Students will pick a card, find the symbols on the board and build the word.

Morning Bin #5: Sequence

Students will read the sentences, put them in order and read the story.

Morning Bin #6: Sentences

Students will read the sentence, decide if they have correct capitalization and sort the sentence on the mat.

Morning Bin #7: Grammar

Students will read the words, place them in order by intensity and check their work.

Morning Bin #8: Writing

Students will pick a character and setting card and write a story that uses the character and setting.

Morning Bin #9: Rhymes, Syllables & Compound Words

Students will put the compound word puzzles together.

Morning Bin #10: Text

Students will pick a card, decide what was said and clip the best choice.

Morning Bin #11: Count Sequence

Students will use the cards to skip count by 10’s up to 120.

Morning Bin #12: Comparing Numbers & Making Groups

Students will pick a card and make even groups on the mat.

Morning Bin #13: Representing Numbers

Students will flip a card, use counters to show the equation and complete the number bond to match.

Morning Bin #14: Base Ten

Students will flip a blue and green card, use base ten blocks to show the tens and ones.

Morning Bin #15: Fluency

Students will roll a die, move their game piece to subtract the number and continue until they reach 1.

Morning Bin #16: Addition & Subtraction

Students will spin, find and cover the solution or difference.

Morning Bin #17: Measurement & Data

Students will sort cubes by color and graph the results.

Morning Bin #18: Geometry

Students will flip a card, count the sides and use play dough and toothpicks to build the shape.

Morning Bin #19: Time & Money

Students will choose a card and find a time that matches the clock.

Morning Bin #20: Patterns & Fractions

Students will flip a card and write the numbers that are one more/less and ten more/less.

Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional

Students will pick a characteristic and write about a time a friend showed that to them.

I hope you find this resource fun and helpful!

For some fun No-Prep activities for December, Click Here.

To see the December Kindergarten Morning Bins in action, Click Here.

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