On a cold winter day, kids know that there is nothing quite like slipping your hands into a nice warm pair of mittens. In fact, they do such a great job of keeping hands warm, mittens are a big part of most fun winter activities. If you’re on the lookout for some great indoor mitten activities – you’ve come to the right place! This blog post will showcase some great books about mittens, bulletin board ideas, plus math activities that you can do with your elementary students.
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Mitten Activities for Math Fun
First off, you might want to check out these great mitten math resources. Every elementary teacher and parent knows that getting those basic math facts ingrained into students’ minds takes some work and a lot of practice. These mitten puzzles are one great way to make the work so much fun, kids will actually want to practice! With several to choose from, you can differentiate to challenge your higher students while allowing your other kiddos practice at the appropriate level as well.
Various mitten activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
If you want a mitten puzzle that works on addition and subtraction through 1000, you’ll love this snowman & mitten double pack!
Make Your Own Puzzles
If you want to create your own mitten puzzles with the problems of YOUR choosing, you can do that as well! Click here to find an editable mitten-shaped puzzle!These mitten puzzles work great for math problems, sight words, literacy concepts, and much more.
What Teachers Are Saying About Mitten Activities
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Also Great for Decor!
But let’s not forget that these mitten activities make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or hallways displays during the winter! Have each student cut out and complete their puzzle and then color them. The amazing finished displays will really add an adorable festive cheer to your classroom! (Plus no administrator can complain about them not being academic because of the work involved to put them together!)
And here are some great choices for books to help your students thoroughly enjoy mittens in a whole new way!
- Picture Books
- Chapter Books
Take learning one step further by teaching your classroom or homeschool students how to knit mittens. What a fun enrichment activity that would be great for your early or fast finishers!
- Learn to Knit Mittens
Help your kids stay warm with these wonderful mitten activities and ideas above. Your elementary students will really enjoy the winter months!
Still not sure about my mitten activities? No worries!
Click here or on the image to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.