After reading the story, use the book to explore capacity. Count how many animals fit into Nicki’s white mitten. Then, each student chooses a mitten from the dress-up box or from some supplied by the teacher. Next, estimate how many unifix cubes would fit inside.
Finally, fill the mittens with cubes and count to check the student predictions. Writing numbers is still a challenge for many pre-k students, so using a big number line can help. Students learn that mittens can hold a lot of cubes!
The “How Big is My Mitten?” is available for free download!
Looking for more activities to keep your students warm on a chilly day? Try our Winter – Centers and Circle Time Unit.
Enjoy playing and learning with your children this winter!