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 Craftivities With Me!
I did a month-long mitten theme in January with my Y5's. They enjoyed all sorts of mitten matching games and activities, so I wanted to share the newest FREEBIES as well as some old favorites today.
If you teach the "magic e" spelling rule, I think you'll enjoy the Magic e Mitten packet. It took lots of hours to complete, but I think it was time well spent. Run the mitten patterns off on a variety of colors of construction paper.
I wanted mine to have a red mitten with a green cuff + a green mitten with a red cuff, so I ran off two of each page (one on red and one on green).
Laminate, trim and then cut the cuffs off so that you create puzzles for a Magic e Mitten Matching Game.
The 29-page packet includes a My Magic e Words (dictionary). Students trace the word, add a magic e to the end (use a different color) and then write the new word that is made.
Encourage students to look up words that they don't know and define them on their new-word definition page.
There are also Mitten Math worksheets, where the word + an e ='s a new word, as well as an alphabetical list of 86 magic e words, + a pattern to make a magic e snowflake-mitten wand.
I added glitter to mine and glued it to a Popsicle stick. Give students a word from the list, have them come up and write it on the board.
Everyone waves their magic e wand, and the child adds an e to the end, creating a new word "magically!" Click on the link to view/download the Magic e Mitten packet.
Do you do nursery rhymes? If so, Three Little Kittens is perfect for your mitten-themed day.
Students cut and glue the matching numbered kittens as well as the appropriate pair of mittens to the correct page.
Children read, trace, and write the simple sentences, reviewing number words.
This packet reviews pairs, as well as skip counting by 3's. I've also included 4 worksheets, a maze + a certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download The Three Little Mittens.
Finally, the collection of 10-frame Count With Me Booklets would not be complete without one featuring mittens.
Practice a variety of skills and standards with this cute 10 frame booklet. Students read, trace and write the number and number word. Children see the numbered-mitten word in the sentence and say it. They spy the number in a sequence and circle it.
Kiddo's X-out that many boxes in the ten-frame or use a bingo dot marker, stickers or stamp. Finally, students cut and glue the set/group to the matching numbered box. Includes a variety of worksheets as well. These counting booklets are great for your Daily 5 activities.
Click on the link to view/download the 1-2-3 Count Mittens With Me packet.
Thanks for visiting today.
"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" Percy Bysshe Shelley