Winter has definitely shown up here in Madrid, therefore it's time to dive deep into this topic with my preschoolers!
I discovered, thanks to a Montessori blog, a Ukrainian folktale called The Mitten written by Jan Brett.
The story is about a white mitten, laying on the snow in the wood, that soon becomes a shelter for several animals: a mole, a rabbit, an owl, a badger, a fox etc.
To see how it ends take a look at this video.
The story teaches sequencing and a lot of vocabulary related to forest animals and the winter.
The tale is easy to retell so you can shorten it, printing out the characters cutting out a big white mitten and setting up a little drama time instead of reading the original book.
At the end sneeze aloud and send the animals flying into the air… The children will be happily surprised!
Some activities to do after the reading and strictly related to the story are: color and decorate your own mitten or color only the animals that appear in the story.
Here you can find the worksheets.
Then, you can go a step forward and talk about winter clothes, cut them out and stick them inside a handicraft wardrobe to practise there is and there are
Finally for those of you who have a lot of time to spend in the classroom I would suggest to take a look at this interesting Snow Pack
More about WINTER? Take a look at this board game
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