Morning craft was something I created after realizing that students love coming and being on time to school when there is a possibility that they might be crafting right away. See my Classroom Research Project page for more information about the study.
Lately we have been using our morning crafting time to improve our computational thinking skills with Minecraft's Hours of Code by code.org
Morning crafting is a great way to get students excited to come to school. As an educator it is also a great way to get students thinking and problem solving right away.