The Mitten Worksheets

There are over 80 pages in this pack of The Mitten worksheets for preschoolers! They’re perfect for working on early math and literacy fun this winter.

Add this worksheet packet to your preschool winter activities. Kids ages 3-6 will work on letter recognition, prewriting, letter formation, counting, and more.

Preschool and kindergarten kiddos will love the engaging print-and-go activities designed for use alongside Jan Brett’s The Mitten.

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Let’s dive a little deeper into Jan Brett’s The Mitten, and then discover some fun activities you can do with your preschoolers.

The Mitten Worksheets

Winter is here! That means it’s time to break out my collection of Jan Brett picture books. If you haven’t discovered her books yet, stop what you’re doing and check them out.

Her stories captivate young audiences with engaging plots and amazing illustrations. And, if you pay close attention, you’ll see clues about what is going to happen next in the margins of each page.

After reading the story to your preschoolers, try some of the fun, hands-on activities and printables I’ve shared below.

Getting Started

To start, your kids will enjoy listening to (and watching) Jan Brett read this book. You can watch The Mitten YouTube video.

Create a winter-themed play dough invitation for your preschooler to use. Provide white playdough (snow), plastic animals, and baby mittens. Kids can make animal tracks in the snow. See how many animals fit in their mitten.

In the story, there are a variety of animals that squeeze into Nicki’s mitten. Can your kids put plastic animals in the order they appear in the story?

The animals in the story each have different actions as they approach the mitten. Can you child act them out? Ask them to tumble, burrow, hop, wiggle, etc. Go through the story and let your kids act it out.

Discuss the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Talk about the characters, the setting (snowy woods), problem (lost mitten), and solution (found mitten).

Use this fun sequencing activity to retell the story.  This sequencing set includes sequencing discs, mat, and character cards. 

Literacy Activities

Letter tracing pages allow students to practice letter recognition, beginning sounds, and handwriting practice. Each page features a character from the story, the letter that image begins with, and the name of that image spelled out and used in a sentence.

Kids can color the picture, trace both capital and lowercase letters, the name of the picture, and a “__ is for ___” alphabet sentence. There are letter tracing pages featuring the letters B, F, H, M, N, O, and R.

Beginning sounds practice pages help kids focus on the sounds that different story elements begin with. Kids will name an object and circle its beginning sound.

Labeling pages help kids build vocabulary. Kids will label Nicki and his winter clothes.

Letter builds help kids with letter recognition as well as fine motor skills. There are two sets included in this pack. One set has kids fill in circles with q-tips dipped in paint. The other set has kids fill in the circles with dot markers. This set features the letters B, F, H, M, N, O, and R.

Finally, letter hunts encourage kids to focus on the featured letter. They’ll strengthen visual discrimination skills as they search the grid for each featured letter – uppercase and lowercase. These letter hunts feature the letters B, F, H, M, N, O, and R.

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Math Activities

Counting to ten is an important skill for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on. Kids will count sets of mittens, and circle the correct number.

Ordering by size is fun with engaging winter graphics. Kids will cut out pictures and glue them in order from largest to smallest or smallest to largest.

There is a color by number worksheet in this pack. Kids will follow the color code to color a picture of Nicki. This is a great way for kids to work on color words and number recognition through eight.

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Fine Motor Activities

Mazes encourage kids to strengthen fine motor and reasoning skills as they trace a path from beginning to end. This pack contains a mitten and an owl maze.

Prewriting skills help kids get ready for handwriting and letter formation. Kids will practice tracing lines from left to right.

For more winter fine motor fun, kids will use dot markers to fill in circles, trace dashed lines to draw various winter activities, or cut dashed lines around winter objects.

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PRESCHOOL BOOKS WINTER FUN

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about winter. 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.

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland – The classic and beloved winter holiday song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations.

Ten on the Sled – In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely. 

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough.

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This “ARCTIC WILDLIFE” quiet book introduces your baby the Polar animals, helps to develop imagination and fine motor skills!

This Arctic small world sensory bin filler includes everything your child needs to engage in beneficial sensory play. Sensory play encourages children to explore their senses and enhances creativity.

Download Your Printables

Get your The Mitten worksheets in the shop here.

This activity pack includes more than 80 no-prep pages your preschoolers will love. Each page includes instruction to complete the activity.

If you’d like to check out a free sample of this pack, you can click here to download ten pages. Then, click the image below to purchase the entire set.

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