The day after we read the story, we explored capacity. We counted how many animals fit into Nicki’s white mitten. Then, each student chose a mitten from our dress up box. We estimated how many unifix cubes would fit inside.
Next it was time to fill the mittens with cubes and count to check our predictions. Writing numbers is still a challenge for many of our pre-k students, so I pulled out this big number line to help. We learned that our mittens can hold a lot of cubes!
Both of these activities (printable picture cards for sequencing, and the “How Big is my Mitten?”) are included in this Winter – Centers and Circle Time Unit.
Enjoy playing and learning with your children this winter!