January First Grade Morning Bins

The new year calls for new fun, and the January First Grade Morning Bins are sure to bring just that! They’ve been added to the First Grade Morning Bin Bundle! It’s never too late to incorporate morning bins into your morning routine.

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 January First Grade Morning Bins

Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary

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

Morning Bin #2: Sounds

Students will say the word, listen for the digraph and sort it to the correct mat.

Morning Bin #3: Segment & Blend

Students will say the word and find the matching digraph.

Morning Bin #4: Sight Words

Students will read the sight words and find the mitten that has the matching sight word.

Morning Bin #5: Sequence

Students will read the words and sort them in alphabetical order.

Morning Bin #6: Sentences

Students will spin the spinner and write a sentence that uses the word and ending punctuation.

Morning Bin #7: Grammar

Students will read the sentence and decide if the verb is past, present or future tense.

Morning Bin #8: Writing

Students will pick a problem card and draw and write a solution to the problem.

Morning Bin #9: Rhymes, Syllables & Compound Words

Students will spin the spinner and cover a word that rhymes.

Morning Bin #10: Text

Students will look through a non-fiction book to find text features. They will record the page numbers that include the features.

Morning Bin #11: Count Sequence

Students will arrange the puzzle pieces to put the numbers 1-120 in order.

Morning Bin #12: Comparing Numbers & Making Groups

Two students will each flip a card. They will compare the numbers. The student with the greatest number keeps both cards.

Morning Bin #13: Representing Numbers

Students will flip a number word card and cover the number on the mat.

Morning Bin #14: Base Ten

Students will spin a spinner once for tens and once for ones.  Then they will build the number using base ten cubes.

Morning Bin #15: Fluency

Students will roll two dice, add the numbers together and graph the sum on the bar graph.

Morning Bin #16: Addition & Subtraction

Students will spin the spinner and use the numbers to make two addition and two subtraction equations.

Morning Bin #17: Measurement & Data

Students will use snap cubes to measure the items.

Morning Bin #18: Geometry

Students will use a geoboard and rubber bands to create the picture on the card. Then they will count how many rubber bands they used.

Morning Bin #19: Time & Money

Students will choose a card and count out coins to make the amount shown on the card.

Morning Bin #20: Patterns & Fractions

Students will skip count to 120 and write the missing numbers as they count.

Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional

Students will choose a person they know and write a letter to them.

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

If you’re looking for more ways to cut down on stress for the new year, Click Here to learn about the January NO PREP Packets.

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