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Are you looking for some hands-on fun for Jan Brett’s The Mitten? Look no further!
Your preschoolers are going to LOVE these printables. They are perfect for a Jan Brett author study or your preschool winter activities!
I love Jan Brett’s storytelling style, and her illustrations can’t be beat. I love that all of her stories contain a story within a story.
As you read her books, be sure to explore the illustrations in the borders on each page. They foreshadow what is coming up next.
The Mitten, along with many other Jan Brett stories are perfect for your winter preschool activities. Check out the activities below, and then pick up some of her other stories from the library. You won’t be disappointed!
The Mitten Story Printable
Nothing is more fun than bringing a book to life with hands-on activities. So, I’ve created a preschool printable for The Mitten.
This short printable pack is the perfect addition to your collection of winter printables for preschool.
The Mitten is a great winter-time story for preschoolers and their older siblings. In the story, a young boy named Nicki wants his Baba to make him some mittens that are white as snow. She reluctantly makes him a pair, but warns they may get lost if he drops them outside.
What happens when he heads outside on a snowy afternoon? Who finds his mitten on the ground? And, what adventure does his mitten go on before he finds it?
After reading through the story a time or two, present the story props from the printable (download below).
You can add felt to the back to use them on a felt board or magnets to use them on a cookie sheet or magnetic white board.
As you read the story, use the props to act out the story. Or, give one prop to each child and have them add it to the board when their character is introduced in the story.
Or, if you are using this with your preschooler at home, have them use the props to sequence the story as you read it aloud or after a read through to check comprehension.
If you want to extend the activity, you could also provide plastic animal figures and a real mitten that your child can use to retell the story.
More Winter Jan Brett Stories
Fill your book basket with more of Jan Brett’s winter stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
More fun for “the mitten”
Pull out this felt board activity based on Jan Brett’s The Mitten. It’s a great addition to your classroom. It helps promote language, and it’s great use for large and small group times. Children love this story when putting each of the animals on top of the mitten, pretending they have gone inside.
These Jan Brett board books come in a gorgeous slip case that will look lovely on your little one’s bookcase.
Download The Mitten Activities
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