What is the correlation between happiness and teaching? The Learning Zone by Tom Evans. Just imagine that you could earn more if you learned more. And that forging new neural pathways can offset the onset of dementia.
These are some of the activities our children like to do after reading the book. We hope your children enjoy them, too!
If you have not read the story to your own children, you may purchase the book below. Print the masks for hours of acting out the story and pretend play! Hole punch the sides and thread elastic or yarn through the holes and knot. Cut out the animal eyes on each of the masks adult only.
Read the book to the children and have the children pick one mask to wear if playing with a small number of children, have the children pretend to be more than just one of the animals. The children can use a blanket-covered table as the mitten and crawl under it as each animal is read in the story.
We have also played with parachutes an old sheet will work, too and the children crawl under it as we name the animals one-by-one. As the children become familiar with the story, it is fun to let the children try independently to re-tell the story.
Mismatched mittens are great for this game. Ask your parents for assistance or visit the local Goodwill or thrift store to buy inexpensive pairs. Hide the mittens around the room before the students arrive for the day. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper. Have the children match the numbers on the mittens and clip together with a clothespin.
You could also make shapes, sight words, color words, or the letters R and L on the mittens for a simple matching game. Count the number of white circles snowballs inside the mitten and record on the math mat.
Next, tell the children they are to fit as many snowballs play dough balls as they can into the mitten miniature marshmallows can be substituted, if desired. Have the children roll play dough balls or tear off small pieces to fit inside the mitten. When finished, have the children count all the snowballs inside the mitten and record on the math mat.
How many snowballs are now inside the mitten? Record the findings on the math mat. For very young children: Here are a few suggestions: Print the picture cards and laminate. Have the children play a matching game to find the like pairs of mittens.
Use the picture cards the ones without the words for use with any sight words, numbers, shapes, etc. Print the entire file and have the children work to match the upper and lowercase letters to the picture cards. Have the children clip the letter cards to the picture cards using a clothespin.
Younger children can match uppercase letters only. Scramble the picture cards and the letter cards on a table. The children must find a matching picture pair and clip all the letters to form the word:Crayon Colors Printable Book A little printable book with the pattern, “I see a _____ crayon.” Students can color the crayons on each page and read the book.
. Activities to go with the books The Hat and The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Easel Art for The Hat and The Mitten Circle Time and Fun Activities for The Hat and The Mitten Literacy Ideas for The Hat and The Mitten Math Ideas for The Hat and The Mitten.
Check out . Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. At PreK + K Sharing, I tell where I found the materials for my activities and show how I used the printables to prepare Montessori-inspired activities to go with the book The Mitten by Jan Brett.
I also have links to other posts with additional ideas and presentations. One of the things I like most about this activity is how it can be put together in an instant! It literally took me less than a minute.
Just grab a black marker and quickly sketch a large mitten onto a piece of construction paper. You will then use the marker to also write the . This is a mitten activity for beginning writers available FREE on urbanagricultureinitiative.com Students write one thing that will fit in their mitten and draw a picture of it.
This page has large Print Practice lines. Great addition to your Mitten units.