We do not always get a lot of snow in Texas so anytime there is snow, we dress up in our winter clothes and head outside to let our sweet little kids live it up in the snow. My oldest has been asking me every single day for snow and I have my fingers and toes crossed that this year we will get some snow. In the meantime, we have been busy playing with “snow” with this Mitten Snowball Counting Activity.
What You Need for Mitten Snowball Counting Activity Ready
Getting Mitten Snowball Counting Activity Ready
If your school has a die-cutting machine and a mitten die, then you can easily make mitten cutouts using that. If not, you can pick a mitten template and trace mittens on construction paper. I chose soft wintery colors, but you can choose any colors that you have easily accessible.
Using a permanent marker, write the numbers 1-20 on the mittens, one on each mitten.
You will want to get a small container to hold the cotton balls (snowballs) when kids are doing the activity. I always prefer to use these plastic shoebox bins because when the students are done with the center, the lid can go back on and there is no risk of it making a big mess.
Doing Mitten Snowball Counting Activity
I love Mitten Snowball Counting Activity for so many reasons. First, it is easy, mess-free, and the kids love it. In addition to, it helps students practice their fine motor skills, counting and one to one correspondence, which can be a difficult concept for our little learners to master.
Students will pick a mitten and identify the number.
They will then count out that many snowballs and place on the mitten.
If you are really wanting your students to take their fine motor skill practice to the next level, you can have your students use one of my favorite tools, the jumbo tweezer. This is such a great way to have your students strengthen their fine motor grasp and it is something new and fun, so what is not to love?
Can you not find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom? Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
I hope that you and your students enjoy Mitten Snowball Counting Activity!