Harry Wong
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January, Winter Theme Activities for Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary

By Teachers.Net Resources

Mitten Theme

Mitten math – follow up to The Mitten story
Estimation, counting

Lesson Plan – The Mitten by Jan Brett
Sequencing, writing, listening, art

Math for The Mitten
Volume, area

My Mitten
Fine motor, language, visual motor

Mitten Glyph
Following directions, interpreting graphic data

Dramatizing The Mitten
Drama, retelling, sequencing

Mitten Math Game
Sequencing, addition, subtraction

Acting out The Mitten
Retelling, sequencing

The Mitten Activities
Language, comprehension, intro to Internet research

The Mitten – Curriculum Map
Activities for Art, Music, Play, Drama, Math, and Science

The Mitten
Estimation, math

More amazing lessons perfect for January!

Winter Theme Activities compiled
Includes learning center activities! Art, science, MORE!

Marshmallow Math Winter Theme Activities

Penguin Activities collected for Preschool – K

Penguin Glyph

Winter Hat Glyph
Recording and interpreting graphical data

Gingerbread Man Glyph

Graphing Activities – K – primary
How to make a magnetic graphing board and dozens of topics for graphing!

Snowman Theme

Writing activity follow-up to “The Snowman” video

Get Your Snow People Here – follow-up activities to
Recall information, create a story map, compare/contrast

Near and Far with Snow People
Art – perspective

Hibernation & Bears, Penguins

Hibernation – Follow-up to Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

Hibernation song

Hibernation (science)


Compilation of dozens of activities, poems, music, art, games

Sequencing, writing, some good links (Activity 4’s link doesn’t work, the rest were working as of Dec. ’08)

More Resources for January Winters!

Jan Brett Book activities (Chat transcript)

Snowman Crafts
Coffee filter snow kids; Milk Jug Igloo; Snowman Heads; Sock Snowmen

Marshmallow snow person recipe/craft (w/photo)
Tortilla snowflakes (w/photo)
Finger Paint Sticky toffee

Paint Stirrer Stick Snow Figure (w/diagram)
Soda Bottle Snowman (w/photo)
Balloon Print Snowman
Doily Snowman

Mizlett’s 3-D snowflake (w/diagrams)

Snowman Soup,
Edible Glacier,
Ice Cube Painting

Winter and beyond. Bookmark these posts to use throughout the school year!

Paper plate crafts for various holidays and subjects

Class book ideas based upon books read (compiled)
Dozens of teacher-created ideas for fabulous class books!

Coming soon! Get a jump on Groundhog Day and 100th Day

Groundhog poem & printable

Groundhog Sizes lesson plan

Teachers Share Their Best 100th Day Activities

It’s time to start planning for 100th Day, Read Across America Day. These Teachers.Net forums can make the difference between ho hum and memorable:

100th Day Chatboard:

100th Day Mailring:

For Elementary & Middle Grades: Martin Luther King, Jr.

9 Lessons related to Martin Luther King, Jr, for elementary – middle grades; from “Hip-hop similes & metaphors” to “What is prejudice?” to shared reading of the “I Have a Dream” speech.
MLK, Jr. Lessons

5 Video bytes: Two related to MLK, Jr., (also FDR’s Fireside Chat on the banking crisis, more)
5 Video Bytes

Do you need lessons and activities for  a topic or theme not covered here? Just go to the Teachers.Net Lesson Plans Bank and type the topic, concept or theme name into the search form to find posts submitted by teachers like you, teachers eager to share with you their best lesson plans and activities! (Won’t you take just a couple of minutes once each month to submit YOUR most successful lessons?)

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