January is the perfect time to start a mitten theme! I love all the different mitten activities during circle time, story time, and centers! My favorite way to do a mittens theme is to center it around “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. If you’ve never shared this book with your kiddos, you are missing out! You can grab a copy here:

Book Cover

Sharing the Story

I like to read the same story multiple times over the course of a week. Here are some of my favorite things to do with this story:

I also love to incorporate the characters in this book into our daily phonological awareness activities! Here are some of the ways I do that:


Science & Social Studies Ideas

For a science and social studies connection, there lots of options as well!


Math Center Activities

Center activities with a mitten theme are always fun! Here are a few of them that I use!

Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We work on our fine motor skills by sorting pom poms onto felt mittens using clothespins.


Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We work on our counting skills by counting “snowballs” onto mitten counting mats. I love these [amazon_textlink asin=’B01N57PMH5′ text=’white pom poms’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mrsasroom-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9dfbe5f8-ef30-11e8-b6d3-c5e1a8755c53′] that look like snowballs!


Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We work on counting and subitizing (being able to look at a small set and know how many there are without counting) with this mitten ten frame matching game.


Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We work on patterning with this fun and colorful mitten patterns set!


Literacy Center Activities

Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We match lowercase letter tiles to mittens with uppercase letters. These letter tiles are especially fun because they stack on top of each other!


Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We use word cards and magnetic letters to build the names of the animals in the story.


Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities

We match letters and pictures that start with each letter.


We use this fun rhyming FREEBIE to practice matching pictures that rhyme! Just click the product cover to go get your copy!

Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities


If you love the FREEBIE, you’ll definitely want to check out this BUNDLE!! All of these center activities are available in one big bundle in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Just click the image below!

Mittens Theme Ideas & Activities


What are some of your favorite mitten activities to do in your class???

Happy Teaching!!


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