The Mitten Read Aloud Winter STEM Activity with Habitat Integration

The Mitten Read Aloud Winter STEM Activity with Habitat Integration


Can your students create an animal habitat for winter animals?

Integrate STEM in your classroom with this engaging Winter Companion Activity to The Mitten by Jan BrettThis winter activity can be easily done with simple materials you already have in your classroom (see material list below.)

In this winter stem challenge, students learn about animals and their habitats. They research winter animals and winter habitats. They design, build, and test a habitat for winter animals featured in The Mitten. This is a fun way to integrate STEM and Literacy.

The Mitten Winter STEM Challenge is a fun and unique way to engage your students during the long winter months. Amazing winter resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Aligns with NGSS and Common Core.


  • Teacher Instructions (with pictures)

  • STEM Journal

  • Habitat Reading Passage and Questions

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Planning and Reflection Pages

  • Habitat Writing/Research Activity

  • NGSS Standards

  • Common Core Standards

Materials List:

  • Paper

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Binder Clips

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett(Recommended)

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