One of our favourite children’s authors and illustrators here on the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Jan Brett. We’ve featured a few of her books before and this year we return to a classic The Mitten for our Winter Themed week of play, learning and creating with your preschooler for our first January Book of the year. Don’t forget you can join in with our Weekly Virtual Book Club below. So here we go a planned week of activities featuring the book The Mitten on the Theme of Winter for Preschoolers.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book The Mitten by Jan Brett
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Jan Brett is one of our favourite authors here at The Virtual Book Club for Kids and her book The Mitten is a classic that we love to read every winter.
Based on a Ukraine Folktale this is a wonderful story to link with most Winter Themes including clothes and Winter Animals.
Weekly Virtual Book Club Plans
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Winter Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers
Each week we handpick 5 activities to play, learn, create and have fun together at home inspired by the theme and that you can do after reading the book.
How you set up is up to you but our suggestion is one of the simple activities per day and we suggest the schedule below so that the sensory activity which is usually a sensory bin can be used throughout the week.
Winter Themed Sensory Bin
Our Winter Sensory Activity this week is fairly mess-free however, you could switch out the filler for something like fake snow or even real snow for a really cold experience if you have some available.
Alphabet Activity for the Winter Week with Preschoolers
Reusing some of our Sensory Bin materials we have a fun Winter Themed Alphabet Activity for you and your preschooler to do together.
Winter Math For Preschoolers
This week’s math activity is combined with a fine motor activity so check out our Winter Math Activity for this week.
Snack for Winter Week
Our snack is easy for your preschoolers to make themselves and they will love to eat is as well so check out our Winter Snack to Make here!
Winter Art & Craft for Preschoolers
We finish off our activities with a Winter Process Art project to do. The sparkle is just like the sun glinting on the new-fallen snow and a great activity to make with your little ones at home.
More Winter Themed Activities for Preschoolers
If you are looking for more winter-themed activities for your preschooler then check out our Winter Week Pin Board below and follow along for more inspiration.
Winter Books for Preschoolers
Whether you fill your book basket with themed books or can’t find a copy of our featured book we love to give you some other suggestions of Winter Books to read with your preschoolers. Check out these ideas below.
Next Week on The Virtual Book Club for Kids
Next week’s theme is Bears and the featured book Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.