The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities

The Mitten by Jan Brett

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. Below you’ll find a free printable packet about the Animals from The Mitten.   🙂

One page has the eight animals featured in this story and a space for the child write in the name of the animal: mole, rabbit, hedgehog, owl, badger, fox, bear, and  meadow mouse.  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!

The Mitten Printable Animal Activities

The Mitten - Animal Printables

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The Mitten - Free Animal PrintablesIf 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.

The Mitten Activities

NEW!! We have a new 40-page Mitten packet. It includes lots of fun activities, games and printables to work on numbers, counting, letters, basic addition or subtraction, skip counting, clocks and more!

Note: The new Mitten Packet is also available in the Winter BUNDLE!

Mitten Activities Packet ages 4-6The Mitten Activities Packet is 40 pages.  It is $3.50.

Be sure to check out the Winter BUNDLE option below!

Mitten Activities Packet


Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link.

Mitten Activity PreK Pack

Mitten Activity Pages

Again, you can read about the Winter BUNDLE here.


Big Animal Bundle - Worksheets and Activities TOPICSDo your kids love animals as much as mine do?  Be sure to check out our Big Animal Bundle (8 pdfs!). Kids will learn all about animals…

  • Vertebrates vs. invertebrates
  • Spiders vs. insects
  • Animal tracks
  • World animals – learn about the animals of the 7 continents
  • The animal life cycles – This packet helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.
  • The Rainforest – Learn about all about the rainforest, animals and insects of the rainforest and more!
  • Winter – learn why we have seasons, the differences between the Arctic and Antarctica, learn all about Polar Animals, learn why animals hibernate
  • Cicadas Mini-Unit
  • Chameleons Mini-Unit
  • New! Wolves Mini-Unit
  • and much more!

If your kids love animals & nature as much as mine, you might also be interested in our Big Animal BUNDLE: More details about the Big Animal Bundle here

The Big Animal BUNDLE includes 8 packets.   1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet – plus 6) the Cicadas Packet and 7) the Chameleon Packet 8) New! Wolves Packet. These Animal Units can each be purchased individually as well.

Big Animal BundleAnimal Unit

Animal Unit - 100-page Animal Characteristics Vertebrates Invertebrates Spiders Insects Animal Homes and moreWorld Animals Unit - Montessori Cards Games Activities and moreRainforest Unit - Animals and Insects of the Rainforest Layers of the Rainforest and more

Life Cycles Unit - Chicken Sea Turtle Frog Mosquito Butterfly Dragonfly and MoreWinter and Hibernation Unit with Polar Animals Seals Whales Penguins and MoreWolves Mini-Unit Worksheets Notebook Activities LapbookLearn all about wolves - worksheetsIf 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):

Bear Snores OnAnother book by the same author, Bear Wants More (affiliate link), shows how much Bear eats after waking up from his long hibernation.

Bear Wants MoreYou 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

Bear Activities PreK - Free PrintableThat’s about it! Hope your kids have fun!

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.

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You might want to check out this Nocturnal Animal packet too:

You might also want to check out 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.  🙂

Winter Polar Unit - Penguins Whales Worksheets and MoreThe 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

Winter PreK PacketPolar Animals - Winter Unit Worksheets and Activities

Polar Animals LapbookPolar Animals WorksheetsWhale worksheets and activities

New to the Winter Packet… a 25-page unit on Hibernation

Hibernation Unit for KidsWhere do animals hibernate - interactive notebook activity matching page tracing pageWhere do animals spend the winter - hiberniculaWinter Packet - Earth's Axis, Seasons, Arctic Antarctica, Polar Animals Hibernation and more

We also have a huge 60+ page Dinosaur Packet for 3 to 7 year olds!

Dinosaur UnitDinosaur Lapbook Dinosaur Unit Activities

Dinosaur Unit Activities DInosaur Do-a-Dots Activities

Other related posts you might be interested in:

Our BIG Animal Bundle – a set of 5 pdfs

Quick Previews

Visit this post – BIG Animal Bundle or Our Store for more details.

Big Animal Bundle

World Animals Packet: Animals from the 7 continents

World Animal Unit - Worksheets Activities Montessori Cards

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!

Animal-Unit-100-pages-worksheets-feathers-fur-scales-skin-vertebrates-invertebrates-insects-spidersVertebrate - invertebrate Montessori CardsAnimal Track ActivitiesHerbivores Carnivores Omnivores Worksheets Activities Sorting CardsAnimal Homes and Shelters - Where do animals live worksheetsVertebrate - Invertebrate Worksheets

Rainforest Packet

Rainforest Unit Worksheets and Activities

Forest Unit: Animal Sort Cards ForestAnimalSortCards

  • Bear Lapbook These were some of the activities we did when DD studied bears as a preschooler. 🙂


You might also be interested in this FREE Resource Guide, Creating a Homeschool Curriculum Kindergarten, Grade 1:

Homeschool Curriculum Kindergarten Grade 1


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