Winter isn’t quite the same until you enjoy a wintry book by Jan Brett. Today we are enjoying the The Mitten and pairing it with some literacy rich The Mitten Activities. Book activities enhance your reading experience.
The Mitten Book and Activities
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The Mitten Book
In The Mitten by Jan Brett, a young child takes his new white mittens out in the snow and ends up dropping one during his play. Soon, several animals find warmth and shelter in the mitten until the mitten gets stretched to its limits. After the animals leave, the mitten ends up making its way back to the child.
This is a wonderful book to work on sequeincing, discussing winter & winter animals, and so much more. Jan Brett also has many other wonderful winter tales. Check out The Hat, Snowy Nap, Cozy, and The Three Snow Bears.
The Mitten Activities
Have students trace the line from the mitten to the owner to build fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills.
1. Have the students write the number order that each animal climbed into the mitten under each animal. Alternately, they could color the animals as you identify the correct order with them. Or, the mat could be used at snack time and students could count a food item such as goldfish crackers and place the correct number of snack on each animal as they appeared in the story. (correct order: mole, rabbit, hedgehog, owl, badger, fox, bear, mouse)
2. Have students circle the first letter of each animal’s name and practice saying the beginning sound that letter represents.
3. Students can practice writing their name on the mitten or the letters M and m.
You can grab the two printables for these activities below. Just click the purple printer button link below. And, keep reading for even more The Mitten activities.
Mystery Mitten Letter Sound Game
A few basic supplies and you’ve got a playful way to work on letter sounds.—>Mystery Mitten Letter Sound Game
Get ready to do some upppercase and lowercase letter matching in this mitten match activity.—>Snowman Mitten Match
More Mitten Fun
And, check out my Three Little Kittens Book Dive for more mitten learning fun.—>Three Little Kittens Book Dive