We enjoyed reading "The Mitten" by Jan Brett.
We used our fine motor skills, and understanding of shapes to draw an animal “in” our mittens. Some friends even wrote the name of their animal on their mittens, listening by listening to the letter sounds, and using the letters that we know. We then shared our mittens and animals with the class as we dictated what animal was in our mitten, by using details and/or to describe our animal!
We used our fine motor skills to create beautiful stained-glass mittens!
We made mittens by matching the numbers on the top part of the mitten to snowflakes found on the bottom part of the mitten.
We identified lettered-mittens in our literacy, sensory bin and hung them on our clothesline, to continue strengthening fine motor skills. Some friends matched letter-snowballs to lettered-mittens. Other friends decided to try and form their name using the lettered-mittens. We had so much fun with this!
The kittens lost their mittens! We went on a mitten search as we found colorful mittens for the kittens in the classroom, and then sorted them into groups collaboratively! Some we sorted by color, other we sorted by design/picture. Then we worked in small groups to sort more mittens! We made groups of mittens with blue, groups of mittens with polka dots, groups of mittens with stripes...and so on. It was mitten madness!!