Monday, January 7, 2013

The Mitten Freebies and Links

Today we did a mini-unit on The Mitten by Jan Brett, one of my favorites!  I did some investigating and found some things online to include with the book and made some of my own (all shared below).  
First off, we read the book and I added a copy of it to our reading station along with picture cards to review the story order....  Found Here from Creating and Teaching.

We cut out and decorated our own mittens, but I forgot to take pictures of those!
Here is a freebie I have for writing:

Students worked in pairs to label pages from my Label It The Mitten Pack!

We also used these stamps here (another freebie) to recreate the story order on sentence strips.

Another great idea was found at Swamp Frog First Graders.  My kids loved spinning the spinner and recording the outcomes.  Too much fun!

We also made The Mitten books from Jamie Mayas found here:

And the cute writing activity found here from Under the Alphabet Tree

The kids also got to sort animals into either animals from the book or not from the book, found here by Pre-K Pages.

It was a busy day!  We also started subtraction!  Eek!

OH....AND Little Miss Kindergarten has a new Mitten Pack that is on my wish list, too!


  1. Wow! Looks like you had a busy day. I love the spinning outcomes activities and I am sure the kids did too :) Thanks for sharing!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  2. These are darling activities! I am so glad I finally got my bum in gear and popped over for a little visit. It had been MUCH too long!! Merry 2013 Ms. Jennifer :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  3. Wow, great resources for The Mitten. Thanks for sharing!

    Compassionate Teacher

  4. Thank you thank you for posting all this! I have been wanting to do a Mitten mini-unit and haven't had the time/energy to research it! So thanks :)

  5. I love The Mitten! Thanks for sharing such great resources!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. Love all these ideas!! Thank yo ufor sharing- I love The Mitten!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  7. Thank you for sharing your activities and ideas! We are doing "The Mitten" next week and I can't wait!

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  8. Thanks for compiling all these good ideas in one post! Looks like I will be doing The Mitten in a week or two!


    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  9. The Mitten is one of my favorite stories...thanks for all the great ideas and links. :)

  10. OMigoodness! Looks like I will be adding a few more activities to our Mitten Day on Friday! Thanks bunches Jennifer!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

  11. Love love love all these activities!!
    Kerri B
    Teacher Bits and bobs

  12. What fun activities! I looove the mitten and so do the kids. Thank you so very much for sharing your fantastic ideas and freebie :)

  13. We are doing a Jan Brett week too! We just concentrated on The Mitten and The Hat. This was a short week for my kiddos as they came back Tuesday while I came back Monday so we didn't want to start a new regular lesson straight off. I have loved it! I wish I had trolled around to find great resources like you did but I think keeping it simple for me this time was still a good thing. I'll be blogging about how our week went as well. Glad y'all had fun!

  14. Love it! I am going to do those when we start our Jan Brett author study. Thanks for commenting on my blog :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  15. Thanks so much for sharing all the great links and freebies!

    First Grade and Fabulous