The Mitten    

We will have some fun with The Mitten written by Jan Brett.

Sing Along to the Colorful Mittens song!
The Mitten Song   helps retell the order of the animals

File Folder Game: Mittens

M is for Mitten: 7 page book to make

Make "The Mitten" concentration card game.
Print Jan Brett's pictures of the characters to make the game.

Here is a different online version of the folktale The Mitten
with a girl and some different animals.
Mitten Pattern    Animals

Many of the following links are from Jan Brett's website.
Select the "PDF" format to print for better results!
If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader download it for free here.

Print out the animals and the mitten to retell the story.
left mitten    right mitten    animals

The Mitten Bookmarks

The Animals Coloring Page

The Bear Coloring Page

Stationery for Friendly Letters

How to Draw a Hedgehog

How to Draw a Bear

Make a 3-D Hedgehog
Hedgehog Pattern

Print Masks of the Animals in The Mitten.

Send a Post Card from The Mitten

Iron-On Transfers of the Animals (Special printer paper is needed.)

The Mitten WebQuest for K-2

Here is a wonderful resource!
Sherry's Links to Mitten Ideas
Sherry's Main Page

Other Mitten Websites

Review of the Book

Find out about the animals in the book.

Order of the animals in Jan Brett's version of the book: A mole is the first to discover the mitten lying on the snow and crawls inside, followed by a snowshoe rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox, a bear and finally a mouse.

Snowshoe Rabbit

Red Fox

Brown Bear 1

Great Horned Owl


Hedgehog 1

Hedgehog 2

Follow the links to find out true facts about hegdehogs.


The Mitten News Notes
Jan Brett answers questions about writing her books.

How do you get an idea?

Is it easy to get started on a book?

Why borders? How do you make up characters?

An artist needs to know...

About Drawing

"All About" Questions

Songs and Poems

Put on Your Mittens

Put on your mittens,
It's cold I fear,
It's that winter time of year,
Play in your yard,
But when you're done,
Pull off your mittens,
One by one!


Mitten Music (Where has my little dog gone) by Jean Rogers Oh where, oh where did my NEW mittens go? Oh where, oh where can they be? Oh, I have looked high and I have looked low. Oh where, oh where can they be? sing and replace "NEW" with old, soft, warm, red, blue, etc. *****

Mitten Fingerplay
by Lucia Kemp Henry

Here is a mitten,
(hold up one hand)
A snug, fuzzy one-
(rub palms together)
With a place for my fingers
(wiggle 4 fingers)
And a place for my thumb
(wiggle thumb)

Here are two mittens,
(hold up two hands)
A colorful sight.
(hands back and forth)
One for the left hand
(hold up left hand)
One for the right.
(hold up right hand)

Here are OUR mittens,
(hold up two hands)
As soft as can be
(stroke the back of one hand)
A warm pair for you
(point to the neighbor)
And a warm pair for me
(point to yourself)


Puttin' On Mittens
Tune: Farmer In the Dell

The thumb in the thumb place,
Fingers all together!
This is the song we sing
When it is mitten weather!


Mitten Mates
Tune: If You're Happy And You Know It
Have pairs of mittens ready. Set all the left mittens along the chalk ledge. Keep all the right mittens in your hand in a pile. When you sing, hand a mitten to one of the children. He/She should walk to the chalk ledge to find the mate.

Each mitten has a mate, has a mate.
Each mitten has a mate, has a mate.
Can (child's name) find the pair?
(He/She) is looking here and there.
Can (child's name) find the mate.
Find the mate?


Colorful Mittens
Sung to "Six Little Ducks"
Sing Along to this song!
adapted by Mrs. Jones

Colorful mittens for me and you
Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones too.
But the one pair of mittens that rhymes with fellow,
They're my favorite mittens, they're the color yellow!

Replace with other rhyming pairs such as:
 You're on your own for orange and purple!


Dr. Jean's Mitten Song and Activities

Mrs. Jones' Class    Themes List    Song Menu