My most favorite idea is Morning Tubs. These are all over Pinterest right now. This is how I am managing mine:
I have a tub on each table. My students can pick from 6 activities that are in the tub for the week. I promise this isn't as messy as it looks! I have 2 rhyming games, cvc word mats, and math activities. The pipe cleaners have a number on them and comes with a bag of beads. The kids count out the right number of beads.
Each of my 4 tables has a tub. That means these tubs will last for.. yep.. 4 WEEKS! That is a month of morning activity AND NO WORKSHEETS! Y'all, it can't get ANY better than that!!
We had a teacher work day on Monday and I got to have a lot of time to prep. I started off with these games. You can grab it for free by clicking HERE. I copied it onto colored card stock, laminated, and then started the process of cutting and bagging.
Quick Tip: Number the baggies and EVERY piece of the game. Makes the finding the home of 'that piece' later on so, so much easier!!
I also got to prep for Mary Amoson of Sharing Kindergarten's Space unit. Y'all. Seriously! Y'all. GO BUY IT NOW! It is the absolutely best unit I have ever bought. Insanely comprehensive and I love it!
The unit even has crafts. Oh. My. Goodness. Gravy!
So, what are you loving right now?!