Morning work ideas for your kindergarten and first-grade students. These no-prep, printable activities will keep students engaged and ready for each day.
Morning Work Ideas
As we know, students thrive on expectations and routines. Establishing a good morning routine provides your students with a solid start to their day. Part of that morning routine is to wake up their brain and get them ready to learn for the next 6 hours. I have a few different morning work ideas for you. They are simple and allow students to practice vital skills, independently.
1. Read, Trace, Glue & Draw
This activity is truly one of my favorites and I always had it as an option for morning work. Students practice sentences and handwriting. There are three formats available to easily differentiate for your students.
At the beginning of the year, I like to provide the tracing option for students. Forming letters in the beginning of kindergarten is hard! So for a few months, students practice tracing the sentence. Once students develop strong letter formation, they begin writing the sentence on their own.
Check out this resource here:
#2 Roll, Read, and Write
This is one of my newer products. This editable resource is used for students to practice letter formation, sight words, and spelling. Since it’s editable, you can add your own letters or words.
You can pick and choose from various themed options, including holidays and seasons of the year.
You can find these units here:
- Roll and Write: Editable Worksheets Bundle | Seasons
- Roll and Write: Editable Worksheets Bundle | Holidays
Save My Ink!
Just another great resource that is no prep! Just print and copy for your students. The Save My Ink monthly units come filled with a plethora of math and literacy activities that are perfect for morning work.
You can find this resource here:
- Save My Ink No Prep Math and Literacy for Kindergarten
- Save My Ink No Prep Math and Literacy for First Grade
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