Hands-On Mitten Activities for Preschool Aged Kids
This week we have been having fun with Mittens. We played a few games and learned that there are many ways to have fun when playing with mittens. I want to share some of the activities that we did that my girls enjoyed.
You won’t need many materials to make these activities happen and the setup for this is easy and fun if you involve the children in the process. I found that letting them help also allowed them to come up with their own fun activities to do as well which extends the learning and lets them flex their teaching muscles.
- Colored paper
- White paper
- Markers or colored pencils
- Take a little person’s hand and trace around it. Don’t do the fingers individually, remember you are making a mitten)
- Cut the mittens out
Mitten Color Matching
- Mix up the colors and lay the mittens out.
- Have the child match the color pair of mittens
Lowercase and Uppercase Mitten Match
- Lay either the lowercase or uppercase mittens out
- Have the child match the upper or lowercase mitten to its partner
Measuring with Mittens
You need a clear space for this activity. We measured in increments of four.
- Have the child place one mitten down for their beginning
- Take four steps and place another mitten down. Repeat until they reach their end point.
- Once finished counting how many mittens it took to get their destination.
Anther thing we did was count out how many steps we took in all and each time we came to a mitten we picked it up. Record your findings on a piece of paper and now you know how many steps is needed to get from one point to another.
Try this with different children and see how much the results differ and figure out why. (The youngest took more steps due to having smaller feet and leg span.
This week we didn’t really watch videos containing mittens. We focused on more letters and lots of measuring. Here are a few that I found on Youtube that deals with mittens. My daughters favorite one is the one with counting the mittens.
A Few Good Reads
Here are a few books that we enjoy that talk about Mittens. Of course, in my list is the classic Three Little Kittens but one of my favorites is Missing Mittens, it’s a counting book and if your child likes counting then this book is for them. You can find these and more in my Amazon Store under Books we recommend.
Looking for more Mitten Activities?
Check out the Early Childhood Education team. Here you can find lots of mitten activities. You can also share your Mitten Activites on Social media by following the #TeachECE hashtag on Twitter
Mitten Letter Matching on a Clothesline by Mom Inspired Life
Mystery Mitten Tactile Counting Game for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Pass the Mitten Storytelling Game by Capri + 3
Mitten Matching Activities for Preschool by Life Over C’s
3 Hands-On Mitten Activities for Preschoolers by Tiny Tots Adventures
Number Bonds 0-10 by Rainy Day Mumm
The Mitten Experiment by Powerful Mothering
Mitten Sight Word Games by The Educators’ Spin On It