1-2-3 Come Do Some More Mitten Activities With Me
Brrrrrr! It continues to be mitten weather here in Michigan. A chilly 3 degrees this morning! So I'm certainly in the mood to blog about some super-fun mitten-themed activities.
First up is Mm is for Mitten. My "Dollar Deal" Alphabet Wheels, are a quick, easy & fun way to practice letters, and build the vocabulary needed to give an example of a word, with that beginning sound.
They feature 6 nouns that begin with that letter, and come in black and white, for individual word work, as well as color, so that you can use them as an independent center activity.
I've also included a worksheet where students trace & write the words in alphabetical order.
Next up are some Mitten Number Puzzles to go along with Jan Brett's story The Mitten. It's one of my all-time favorite winter stories.
These 42, mitten-themed number puzzles, are a super-fun way for your kiddos to practice sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards from 10 to 1, and skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
Some of the puzzles are mitten shaped, others are rectangular (horizontal as well as vertical). Many feature the characters from The Mitten story, so you can combine math and literacy!
Since Jan Brett’s story, The Mitten, is a Ukrainian folktale, I’ve also included a map of the Ukraine puzzle. Take a teachable moment to toss in a bit of geography, by having students find the country on a world map or globe.
There are colorful puzzles to be used in a center, as well as black & white puzzles, so that your students can make their own.
I did not number the character puzzles, so that students can number each strip according to your directions.
This way you can work on those toughie teen numbers, or counting beyond 100.
Children color the animal and word, cut their puzzle apart, then put it back together.
You can also make these into a mosaic picture as well, gluing the strips on construction paper, leaving a small gap in-between each piece. For an awesome, wintry bulletin board, scatter them on a blue background, with a few paper snowflakes.
The mitten-themed emergent reader, is a quick, easy and fun way to have students practice writing skills and end punctuation, along with a variety of math standards.
However, the packet is simple enough, that you can just do the craft portion with PK kiddos, or some of the other activities as a whole group.
I've also included a few worksheets that practice tally marks, addition, skip counting by 5s, subtraction and graphing, as well as data collection and analysis.
You can do them as an independent worksheet, or break students into small groups and have them figure out the answers together.
Another sweet mitten-shaped booklet is "Let's Count Snowflakes", which includes a 10-frame emergent reader featuring 30 Dolch sight words.
Students read the sentences, add end punctuation, trace & write the number and number word, circle it in the sequence, tally the amount, then show the set in the 10 frame.
Run off the mitten pattern on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students cut & collate the pages of their worksheets, then staple them to the "cuff" of the mitten.
I’ve also included a set of pocket chart cards counting up to twenty, with 2 cover options to make a 1-10 or 1-20 “Itty Bitty” flip booklet as well.
For more fun, there are 3 pages of mini snowflake tiles to use as manipulatives to make groups with, as well as a set of lovely snowflake puzzle cards from zero to ten, plus a blank set to program with higher numbers.
Simply print, laminate and trim, to use as an independent math center, or for a variety of games including “Kaboom”. That game, plus a 3-page tip list of what else you can do with the number cards, is also included in the packet.
Today's featured FREEBIE is a quick, easy and fun, Mitten-Snowman craftivity that reinforces letters, plus a bit of math.
By the way, today is a great day to zip on over to TpT, as they are having a site-wide winter sale. (January 20th through January 21st.)
Everything's 20% off, with an additional 10% off with the coupon code: START16
Well that's it for now. I hope you found something useful here and can make time to check out the TpT sale. Thanks for visiting.
Wishing you a warm and cozy, snuggly kind of day.
"When there's snow on the ground, I like to pretend I'm walking on clouds." -Ikkaku
1-2-3 Come Do Some Mitten Activities With Me!
Since the other mitten packets to go with Jan Brett's story The Mitten, were such popular downloads, I decided to make a few more language arts craftivities to match that Ukrainian folktale.
The Mitten literacy packet contains: an ordinal number worksheet that will help your students with sequencing the characters, a label the cover activity, a beginning-middle-end graphic organizer, 2 sets of pocket cards that review characters, stories and events + 8 bookmarks to prompt retelling of the tale. Click on the link to view/download The Mitten Literacy Packet.
Another way to sequence the story is with The Mitten Story Telling Slider "craftivity." Run off the mitten on white construction paper and cut slits for the "window" with an Exacto knife.
Children cut out their mitten, add some color to their "slider" and insert it into the mitten.
Students retell the story by pulling the pictures on the slider so they show in the window. Click on the link to view/download The Mitten Story Telling Slider.
Finally, I made some pocket review cards. Students change the letters that need to be capitalized and add end punctuation.
The question cards provide a nice review of the story as well. Click on the link to view/download The Mitten Punctuation-Capitalization Pocket Card Review packet.
Thanks for visiting. It's time to don my mittens and brave the cold, so Chloe my poodle pup gets a bit of fresh air.
"He had mittens, Minjekahjwun, magic mittens made of deer skin; when upon his hands he wore them, he could smite the rocks asunder; he could grind them into powder." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow