Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Forest Biome: The Mitten -- Activities

Today in our study of the forest animal habitat we read
The Mitten. We read Jan Brett's book first.

Using the beautiful mitten masks by Jan Brett the kids
reenacted the story by putting the animal into the mitten
(the kids are holding up the masks in the picture above).
The mitten is just a file folder, drawn in the shape of a

Update: We have some new animal printables about the animals featured in this story! They are FREE!   The Mitten - Free Printable Animal Activities

The Mitten Printable Animal Activities

I also printed out the animal worksheets about these
forest animals from http://kidssoup.com/. That is a
membership website, but it's one of my favorite resources
because I love the quality of their materials. In a couple
of days I'll share the animal tracks activity I also got from

Anyway, after we reenacted the mitten story a couple of
times (we also had the version available at enchanted learning),
we did a quick hedgehog craft.

Hedgehog Craft:

cut strips of brown/black paper into triangles
glue onto the body
add eyes, a nose and ears

By the way, our activities all took place outside today because
the kids built a very elaborate cubby house!!

The hedgehog craft idea was from http://kidssoup.com/

Animal Unit: You might be interested in our animal unit which covers the 5 vertebrate groups and their characteristics, the main invertebrate groups, insects vs. spiders, animal tracks and more! :
Types of Animals Worksheets

P.S. I wanted to mention we just shared our huge new Winter Packet.  We talked about why/how the seasons occur and we talked in quite some depth about Antarctica an the Arctic again... among other things.  My girls in particular were interested in learning more about the animals. The packet includes lapbook pieces about a number of polar animals and we'll talk in a bit more depth about penguins, seals & sea lions, and whales.  :)

The first part is about 60 pages and covers topics such as Earth's axis, the months and seasons, the Arctic vs. Antarctica, and goes in depth about various polar animals. The second part, pages 63 to 78, includes some PreK activities. Click here to find out more: Winter Packet

Finally, we have a 60+page packet with lots of activities about World Animals including Montessori 3-part cards of the Animals of the 7 continents: World Animal Packet


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