Winter Books with a Mitten Theme

Is anyone else finished with winter? It is so cold and snowy, I am ready for it to be over. Meanwhile...

Let's continue on in this season with some of kids' favorite books about mittens!
Mitten themed book study companion activities perfect for a winter theme in your classroom! Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #winterbooks #guidedreading #literacy #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #mittentheme #mittens #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #2ndgradereading #1stgradereading
It is fun to do a mitten theme, because there are so many activities you can do that tie in learning objectives. Matching, making pairs, symmetry, counting by twos, the possibilities are endless!

Of course, there are lots of literacy objectives that can be introduced and practiced using mitten themed books. Here are some ideas to get you started:

THE MISSING MITTEN MYSTERY

The Missing Mitten Mystery book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
This fun story has Annie (along with her dog Oscar) searching for the mitten she's lost after a long day of playing in the snow.

Here are some activities we've done with this book:
The Missing Mitten Mystery book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Missing Mitten Mystery book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Missing Mitten Mystery book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Missing Mitten Mystery book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE MITTEN

The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Students can relate to Nicki losing a mitten in the snow...but Jan Brett makes the story fun by having several forest animals burrow inside of the mitten to stay warm. From a tiny field mouse to a large bear, they all squeeze in! A cute story with a fun ending, The Mitten is a great book to teach about sequencing events and characters in the story.

Here are some activities we've done with this book:
The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The Mitten book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THE MITTEN TREE

The Mitten Tree book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Mittens for the children mysteriously appear hanging on a blue spruce tree by the bus stop. Who is making them and hanging them in the tree?

Here are some activities we've done with this book:
The Mitten Tree book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

THREE LITTLE KITTENS

Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
The three little kittens have lost their mittens...what will happen now? This book is a classic, and perfect for a mitten theme!

Here are some activities we've done with this book:
Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1
Three Little Kittens book study winter literacy unit with Common Core aligned companion activities and a craftivity for K-1

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