The Mitten Activities

Ignite a flurry of learning with The Mitten activity pack, perfect for chilly days! From scissor skill exercises and story element illustrations to engaging writing prompts and reading comprehension questions, this bundle brims with winter-themed activities. As young minds explore the charming tale of The Mitten, it is the perfect blend of creativity and literacy.

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45 pages

Grades PreK-3


Cozy up to a marvelous medley of fun with The Mitten activities! Bursting with brilliant, literacy-boosting exercises, these activities are tailored for tiny scholars. These winter activities are not just fun; they’re a cozy, creative way to kindle a love of reading and learning. 

This pack includes activities for determining cause and effect, identifying elements of folktales, and making mittens. In a hands-on, engaging way, this improves students’ understanding of literary concepts. Budding writers can express their creativity using writing templates and prompts. Through these activities, passive readers become active participants in the story’s journey.

As the fun continues, students will take part in group activities designed to enhance their social skills. This will allow them to learn from each other and grow together. Role play, collaborative storytelling with a prop, and using digital tools to write a letter strengthen communication skills while introducing them to different forms of expression.

As little learners explore the charming world of The Mitten, they will develop their fine motor skills while practicing scissor skills, tracing letters and numbers, and drawing story elements. In addition to developing artistic abilities, these activities reinforce understanding of the narrative, making storytime interactive and multi-sensory.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • Practice scissor skills. 
  • Trace letters and numbers.
  • Illustrate story elements.
  • Complete sentence starters.
  • Sequence the story.
  • Determine cause and effects.
  • Identify elements of a folktale.
  • Complete a mitten craft. 
  • Apply Writing Skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • Practice Reading Comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • Engage in Social Skills through included whole group prompts and activities.
  • Develop Fine Motor Skills with included: coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • Participate in a role play. 
  • Create a collaborative story with a prop. 
  • Use digital tools to write a letter.

As a result of the variety of activities provided, every child will find a way to connect with the story and express their understanding of it, making The Mitten activities a winter wonderland of educational experiences. Let the frosty fun begin and watch as little learners warm up to the wonders of literacy! 

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About the Book

Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow without realizing that it is missing. Woodland animals crawl in one by one, starting with a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger, and others, each larger than the last. As the story comes to a close, we see a big brown bear being followed by a tiny brown mouse, which makes for a hilarious climax. As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on. 

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