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The Mitten Sequencing Activity

After reading the book The Mitten by Jan Brett, your kids will have fun putting the animal pictures in order with this The Mitten Sequencing Activity.

Book activities like this one are a hands-on way for your young learners to work on comprehension skills like retelling and sequencing. 

Book Inspired Activity

These comprehension skills like retelling and sequencing will help your children learn the strategies that they need to know, so they can understand what they have read.

In this activity, your kids need to recall the order in which the forest animals got into the mitten and connect the pictures together.

Using the plastic links will also help your children to develop their hand and eye coordination, finger muscle strength, and many other fine motor skills too. 

Getting Ready to Use the Mitten Sequencing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 9 Story Sequencing Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Hole Punch
  • Plastic Links

To prepare this book-inspired activity, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the cards on white card stock.

Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over and cut them apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots.

Comprehension Activity for Beginning Readers

You can store the story cards and plastic links in a pencil box or pouch for a literacy activity that is easy to set up or take on the go with you.

How to Use the Mitten Sequencing Activity:

After reading the book The Mitten by Jan Brett, your beginning readers can retell the story by recalling the order that animals got into the mitten.

Fine Motor Activity

They will start with the mitten and connect all of the animal pictures in sequential order using the plastic links. 

Your children can reread the story and look back through at the pictures in the book to recall the order.

This comprehension activity can be used for literacy centers, small groups, morning tubs, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers in any early elementary classroom or homeschool. 

The Mitten Sequencing Activity

The Mitten Sequencing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for beginning readers to work on sequencing and develop their fine motor skills.

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Download The Mitten Sequencing Activity:

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Tuesday 17th of January 2023


I bought the exact hole puncher from your site and it won’t punch through the laminated cards in one of the old lady sequencing activities. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

ABC's of Literacy

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Hi! I'm sorry that you are having trouble. You may need holes in the cardstock, laminate the printables, and then punch holes through laminated cards. The cardstock and laminating sheets can be different thicknesses. Hope that helps!

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