We love Jan Brett’s book, The Mitten. Here’s a collection of The Mitten Activities and Crafts that can be used with a mitten theme, in the Winter time, or as learning activities to support the retelling of this great book.
The Mitten Crafts
These craft activities are a way to inspire creativity with young children.
Design your Own Mittens from All Kids Network
This is a great way for younger children to be exposed to symmetry. Simply cut out two identical mittens from construction paper. Have your child paint a design on one mitten and then press the other mitten on top of it to create a symmetrical design.
Painting with Real Mittens from Totally Tots.
The texture this action painting provides is so fun. You can offer white paint to make white mittens on a colored background or multiple colors of paint onto a white background.
The Mitten Literacy Activities
Are you a preschool teacher in an early childhood classroom that needs lesson plans or themed activities for a mitten unit? These literacy activities are a great addition to any winter theme in a preschool classroom.
The Mitten Sequencing cards from Homeschool Preschool are awesome! Putting the cards in order is a great visual for young learners. This resource is free, but you have to become a subscriber of the site to download them.
The Mitten Lapbook for preschooler from The Mommy Montage is just perfect for people beginning to work with lapbooks and make their own. These lapbook printables are free and easy to use.
Free, printable The Mitten from A to Z Teacher Stuff.Use this book with a small group, in literacy centers, or to just color.
Make your own story stones for The Mitten like they did at Fun-a-Day. I love the idea of the children making up their own version of The Mitten using these story stones.
Free, Printable Rhyming Game for The Mitten from Tot Schooling
These mitten printables are the perfect addition to other winter activities or your favorite winter books.
The Mitten Math Activities
These fun activities offer a way to integrate Math and Language arts while making learning fun! They can be used in math centers or as cooperative games.
How many mittens tall are you? The Mitten themed measuring from Primary Press can be used to make predictions, graph, and draw conclusions.
Roll and graph game to see which animal will win from 1+1+1=1 is a fun way to practice counting, identifying numerals, graphing, and comparing.
The Mitten Song Idea
This is a fun song to sing inspired by The Mitten from First Grade Wow
Here’s another great Mitten song or Mitten poem from Crystal McGinnis Kindergarten Creations. This can be a song you memorize and create hand motions to. Or it. can be a poem that is used to identify letters, rhyming words, or sight words.
The Mitten Fine Motor Activities
Hanging mittens with clothes pins on a string (idea from Learning and Teaching Preschoolers) is great way to strengthen fine motor skills. You can hang real mittens or cut mitten shapes from felt. Another idea is to use paper mittens with numbers or letters written on them to put in order. Give your child the letters of their name to hang up in order.
Make your own mitten lacing activity. Cut out a mitten shape around your hand or your child’s hand. I recommend using a craft foam so the holes don’t rip while lacing. Then, punch wholes along the outer edge and challenge your child to lace a piece of yarn or shoe string into the holes. This idea is from Mothering with Creativity.
This Dice Game from Free Preschool Printables is the perfect extension to the book! There are different versions of the game. Roll and cover the animals or roll and get the animals into the mitten. So fun!
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