Saturday, January 10, 2015

35 + Mitten Links and Activities for Speech and Language

I have been working with a co-worker to provide some resources to use with the book, One Mitten by Kristina O'Connell George, and realized that I had gone overboard; however, I now have enough resources for my first post in several months. Enjoy!

One Mitten

Currently available at
Scholastic Reading Club Online
for only $1.00
One Mitten by Kristine O'Connell George is about a young girl who has lost her mitten. This book can easily be paired with many winter themes. 

Find a description of the book, One Mitten, and great ideas for using it in language therapy at The Picture Book Teacher.  Download the cause and effect activity and writing activity. 

One Mitten in the classroom at Kristine O'Connell

The Mitten Book, by Maria Fleming, can be introduced with any book about mittens - great for teaching actions and verb tense. This can be found at Scholastic's Teacher Express for $.99.  
Two songs about mittens, The Mitten Song and Mittens Song, can be found on YouTube.

Talk about winter clothing while reading these PowerPoint books from Tar Heel

Download my Boardmaker Activities found at Boardmaker Online.

Red Mitten .. Red Mitten .. What Do You See? - a color activity demonstrated on YouTube.

Match The Mittens - Found on Boardmaker Online, describe and match these patterned mittens.

My Cute Graphics has free Mitten clip art for your projects.

Download My Mittens are Soft. Made from the free graphics at My Cute Graphics, this PowerPoint book reinforces the concepts hard and soft. 

Play Mitten, Mitten, Mitten, Glove (or Mitten, Mitten, Mitten, Sock) - A teacher or student gives an item to each student. Most students receive a mitten, but one or two students will receive gloves (or socks). Great activity for answering questions or practicing negations. Who has a mitten? Who does not have a mitten? Is that a mitten? What color is your mitten? What is that? 

The Mitten 

Find animal masks, games, and many other activities related to The Mitten at Jan Brett's website. Make sure that you use her "search" to find the numerous mitten activities.

Download W is for Winter {Mommy School} and check out the author's suggestions for a "Magical Mitten Day" where all of the activities are focused on the story "The Mitten."

Download The Mitten (KinderReaders FREE SAMPLE Title) - NEW EDITION from A to Z Teacher Stuff. The 87 page download includes a book that is leveled so that the story is offered on four different levels, plus a wordless version. Included are a printable sequencing activity, sight word and vocabulary cards, and a large book for reading aloud. 

The Mitten - Retelling and Sequencing,  The Mitten Sorting {FREEBIE} – Winter Themed Animal Sorting Activity, and The Mitten Emergent Reader are free from Teachers pay Teachers. There are many, many, extremely creative activities relating to mittens on TpT and most cost less than a cup or two of coffee. 

A wonderful Language at Home printable for The Mitten from Heard in Speech. 

Find The Mitten at Tar Heel Reader - a very simple version of the story with beautiful photographs of the animals. 

Useful printables for The Mitten activities can be found at Home School CreationsHome School Share, and 1plus1plus1plus1equals1.

At find suggestions for discussing this book with elementary aged students.

Visit to find story props for The Mitten.

Sing The Mitten Phonemic Awareness Song at Mrs. Jones' Classroom. 

Three Little Kittens

Visit to find story props for the Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone.

Play easy to create mitten games from Step by Step Child Care  

Free felt story set for the Three Little Kittens at Teachers pay Teachers

Find many Three Little Kittens Rhyme and Speech Activities from Ricki's Preschool Speechie.

I like the reversible Three Little Kittens puppet printables at Let's Play Music

Read Mama Cat has Three Kittens, by Denise Fleming, and teach verbs after downloading the free play-dough mat from Growing Book by Book

Comprehension questions about The Three Kittens can be found at

Your students/clients can pretend to be three kittens. One child can be Mama Cat.  The props are easy. Buy or make kitten masks. Each kitten needs mittens. Mama can wear an apron and serve pretend pie from a foil pie tin. OR, use the story props from Kizclub.


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