Have you read Jan Brett’s wonderful book, The Mitten (affiliate link), to your kids? Mine loved this book and years ago we did a number of activities to go along with that. Recently, we have been getting a lot of visits to that post from years ago and I thought I would add in some activities some of you might enjoy doing with your kids. 🙂
One page has the eight animals featured in this story and a space for the child write in the name of the animal. There is a tracing and matching worksheet. Another page has space for kids to write in what they learn about these animals. Finally, there are some lapbook pieces along with some basic information cards that the kids can glue into the center of the lapbook piece. These are all FREE to download! Let me know if they come in useful!
If you want to see some of The Mitten (affiliate link) activities we did when my kids were little (including the link to those beautiful masks in the photo below), you can visit this post: Forest Biome: The Mitten Activities.
If your kids enjoyed this book and learning about these forest animals, they might also like the stories about Bear and his friends – mouse, hare, badger, gopher, mole, wren, raven who all gather in Bear’s cave while he is hibernating. This is called Bear Snores On (affiliate link):
Another book by the same author, Bear Wants More (affiliate link), shows how much Bear eats after waking up from his long hibernation.
You might find these FREE Bear printables of interest too. It includes a — Bear Size Sorting Activity, What Do Bears Eat Activity, Color Matching Activity. You’ll find these at this post: Bear Lapbook
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.
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
We also have a huge 60+ page Dinosaur Packet for 3 to 7 year olds!
Other related posts you might be interested in:
Animal Unit: You might be interested in our animal unit which covers the 5 vertebrate groups and their characteristics, feather, fur or scales, the main invertebrate groups, insects vs. spiders, animal tracks, animal homes and shelters and more!
- Bear Lapbook These were some of the activities we did when DD studied bears as a preschooler. 🙂
- Woodland Activities
- Owl and Fox Craft
- More Forest Crafts
- You might also be interested in our World Animal Cards:
You might also be interested in this FREE Resource Guide, Creating a Homeschool Curriculum Kindergarten, Grade 1: