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Winter Circle Time Activity with Printable Mitten Props

Inside: These mitten props are a fun addition to a winter circle time activity. Download the free printable and your toddlers and preschoolers can have their own stick puppets to hold!

One of our January themes is winter clothing.

After finding some mitten songs to add to my January Spotify playlist, I decided to create a simple mitten printable.

Download your free copy and turn them into mitten stick puppets that your children can hold!

We like to use props while reading related books, reciting rhymes, and singing songs.

❄️ Scroll towards the bottom of this page to find the link to the free download!

 

Winter Circle Time Activity with Printable Mitten Props

During the first two weeks of January, our themes are snowflakes and snowmen.

After that, we move into winter clothing.

We talk about what we wear when it’s cold outside – jackets, scarves, hats … and mittens.

I then find books to read and songs to sing that mention winter clothing.

I make enough mitten stick puppets so that each child gets one to hold while reading and singing.

Assembling the Mitten Printable Circle Time Props

What you will need:

I suggest either printing these on heavy paper or laminating them for extra durability.

Make enough copies so that you have one mittens for each student and yourself.

Preparation:

Cut out the desired amount of mittens and gather your popsicle or jumbo craft sticks.After cutting them out, tape them to the top of a popsicle stick.

 

Winter Circle Time Activity with Printable Mitten Props

 

Using the Printable Mitten Props During Circle Time

Before reading, reciting rhymes, or singing winter songs, hand each child a mitten stick puppet.

They can hold these during the circle time session.

Rhymes

Create your own mitten rhyme or use one that’s already available, such as:

The Mitten Chant  (Teaching Mama)

5 Warm Mittens (Boy Mama Teacher Mama)

Books

As you are reading books that include mittens, your children can hold up their mitten stick puppets whenever they hear the word “mitten”. Younger children will enjoy simply holding their mitten sticks throughout the story.

Here are some suggestions:

One Mitten

Red Mittens

Colors in the Cold

Will You Wear a Blue Hat?

The Mitten

The Missing Mitten Mystery

Songs

We love holding props while singing related songs!

Here are some fun songs to sing:

The Mitten Colors Song

The Winter Hokey Pokey

 

Teaching virtually?

I’ve found that props are even more important when teaching through a screen.

You can see how I use them in my online video snippets which are on my virtual teaching resource page.

I send my props home in a take-home packet that each child gets every two weeks.

preschool virtual teaching resources

 

More Mitten Ideas

Art: Marble-Painted Mittens (Free Printable Template)

Art/Fine Motor: Painting with Mittens

Table Activity: Mitten Matching

Cooking: French Toast Mittens

Literacy: Mitten Name Sort

Colors: Mitten Color Matching Game

Fine Motor: Sewing Mittens

 

 

Looking for song ideas?

Check out my January playlist:

Preschool Songs for January

Winter Classroom Set Up

See how our toddler and preschool classroom has been set up for the winter theme in previous years:

Snow and Ice Theme Set-Up

Penguin Theme Set-Up

Hibernation Theme Set-Up

 

 

Winter Circle Time Activity with Printable Mitten Props

More Circle Time Resources

Preschool Circle Time Activities

When Circle Time Doesn’t Go As Planned (Video)

My Secrets to a Successful Circle Time (Video)

FREE Printable Mitten Props

Click below for the pdf download:

preschool printable

 

❄️Toddler and Preschool Winter Lesson Plans❄️

We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!

Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for winter.

Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!

Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.

For more information, click on the graphics below:

toddler winter lesson plans

preschool winter lesson plans




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