## Activities To Go With Jan Brett's Story The Mitten

1-2-3 Come Read The Mitten and Do Mitten Craftivities With Me!

I LOVE the story The Mitten by Jan Brett.  It was also a favorite of my Y5's.  Her illustrations are nothing short of spectacular.

To see her at work in her studio, click on this YouTube video link.  It's only 3 minutes long and very interesting.  Jan Brett video

A huge thank you to Jan for all of the great ideas on her site: janbrett.com  If you haven't browsed through her site, it's a must see.

She has all sorts of information about her books, along with lots of activities and graphics to go with them.

Since The Mitten is such a popular story with teachers, I decided to design some things to go along with it.

The Mitten Activity packet is chock full of all sorts of fun "stuff"  and includes:

• Move Over Please, So I Won't Freeze easy reader booklet, which reinforces lots of Common Core, especially ordinal numbers and verbs.

Students underline the verbs, circle the capital letters, add end punctuation, trace and write the animal character's name, his ordinal position and an action word (verb) associated with him, then cut & glue the matching animal picture in the box.

Also included is a mitten paper plate pocket "craftivity" students make, to keep all of their mitten-related work in.

• + a set of ordinal number pocket cards

and a Mitten Matching card game, where students match the animal character to the animal's name, or the ordinal number position it had in the story, or all three:

i.e. the word bear, picture of the bear, ordinal number-card 7th-seventh

There's an Ordinal number character assessment strip with answer key.

• + 2 graphing activities
• 2 mitten writing prompts
• and several mitten worksheets, including one that covers rhyming words + more verb-work. (Great for Daily 5 activities.) and finally,
• A certificate of praise bookmark that can be used to play another game.

I also designed 3 mitten Venn diagrams, perfect for helping your students practice the concept of comparison and contrast.

Children can compare a mitten to a glove, or The Mitten story to Jan Brett's companion story The Hat; an equally adorable tale, featuring even more animal characters.

There's also a Venn diagram to compare 2 animal characters.  Click on the link to view/download The Mitten Venn Diagrams.

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## Dr. Seuss Activities: Green Eggs and Ham

1-2-3 Eat Green Eggs and Ham With Me!

Get your kiddo's "obseussed" with Dr. Seuss by reading a variety of stories besides Cat in the Hat.  Green Eggs and Ham, is sure to be a favorite.

I always tried to design activities to go with favorite stories, so that after story time, my Y5's could transition to some sort of activity that would reinforce Standards.

With that in mind, I decided to make several activity packets with a Green Eggs and Ham theme, so that you would have a variety of fun things to choose from.

The Green Eggs and Ham packet is a walloping 65-pages long and covers all sorts of reading and math Common Core State Standards:L.K.2a, L.K.2b, RF.K.2a, RF.K.1d, L.K.1a, L.1.1a, K.CC.1, K.CC.3, K.CC.2, K.OA.5, K.CC.6, 1.NBT.1
There's a little bit of everything for a Seuss-filled day.

My personal favorite, is the 3D writing prompt craftivity pictured.  Students' completed projects make a dynamic bulletin board for March is Reading Month.

Children choose either the writing prompt where they LIKE green eggs and ham, or the one where they do NOT like them, and then complete the sentences.

They also illustrate 1/2 a paper plate with 2 things that they like, as well as a combo that is disgusting and that they wouldn't want to eat.

By folding up the edge of the plate, and inserting it through a slit in a sheet of brightly colored construction paper, the plate will appear like a ledge, once it is stapled in place.

The traced hand of the child, is holding up the plate, just like the iconic illustration in Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham book.  Add a photograph of the student for that finishing touch.  Click on the link to view/download the Green Eggs and Ham Activities Packet.

To round out your day, play the It's Time For Green Eggs and Ham spinner game.  Students can choose to play with clocks to the hour, or time to the half hour.   Click on the link to view/download the Green Eggs and Ham Telling Time packet.

Review colors and color words in a fun way, with the Green Eggs and Ham Color packet.

Children spin the colored egg spinner.  Whatever color they land on, they color the matching color word egg that color.  There's also a recording sheet with no words, so really little kiddo's can also easily play the game.

I've also included colored eggs with matching, traceable-color word cards.

These are great for more games or to make an Itty Bitty booklet.  Click on the link to view/download the Green Eggs and Ham Color Packet.

Finally, we can't leave shapes out. Where Have My Green Eggs Gone? Is an easy reader shape mystery.

Students read the sentences, circle the capital letters and add end punctuation.  They also trace the shape word, write it, trace and draw the shape and then color the shaped egg yolk green.

This booklet reviews the circle, oval, triangle, rectangle, square, hexagon, pentagon and octagon shapes. Click on the link to view/download the Green Eggs Shape Booklet.

If you'd like to see a few more activities you can do with Green Eggs and Ham, simply scroll down for more Dr. Seuss FREEBIES.

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