These are some of the activities our children like to do after reading the book.
This week we talked a lot about feelings and emotions. Our artist this week was Rembrandt, who fit right in to our discussions- so I am combining both of these topics into this post.
First, I introduced Rembrandt by showing the children some of his paintings. He painted lots of faces and expressions.
It shows how Rembrandt used shading and expressions in his paintings. My Prezi is free at my TPT store. It features 11 different artists. Once the children saw how Rembrandt drew lots of faces, we talked about the different expressions on faces and what they mean.
We read several books about feelings and emotions. Here are some of my favorites I found some great TPT Freebies to share with you! There are also cards that describe the emotions. They give the students lots of positive ideas to try if they feel angry.
They would be great to use for a class discussion- and to have out as a reminder for the children or adults Jenna Rayburn has a cute St.
Patrick's Day Feelings Activity. This would be great for chit-chat times or turn and talks, as well as class discussions or writing ideas. LissxO has a cute My Feelings Booktoo! First, we do a shared drawing lesson to practice how we would draw different emotions.
We notice what characteristics stand out to us the most.
I found this worksheet at Notes from a First Grade Classroom. Kamil's Feelings has a different version of the worksheet that would be fun to use, too.
You could have the children make a book with a different emotion on each page, and then write why the person felt that way.The Mitten by Jan Brett is a beloved winter book that both young and old adore.
These are some of the activities our children like to do after reading the book. We hope your children enjoy them, too!
If you have not read the story to your own children, you may purchase the book below. (formerly ashio-midori.com) Mrs. Jones shares links to free printable materials on the internet for young children, their teachers and parents. This work by Michelle Hubbard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Unported ashio-midori.com non-credited text, printables, and photos on the Hubbard's Cupboard website are copyrighted by Michelle Hubbard.
This page is a collection of links for parents and ashio-midori.com are based on the curriculum for Kindergarten through grade five,although many pages will be of interest to older ashio-midori.com page also includes a list of publishers and software companies. This is a mitten activity for beginning writers available FREE on ashio-midori.com Students write one thing that will fit in their mitten and draw a picture of it.
This page has large Print Practice lines. Great addition to your Mitten units. Mrs. Jones shares easy songs and links to fun and educational websites about winter with many activities appropriate for young children and their parents and teachers.