EDITABLE January Mitten Template | Make Math, Literacy, or OTHER Puzzles!

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HoJo's Teaching Adventures
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1st - 8th, Homeschool
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1 editable puzzle
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Create your own MITTEN ACTIVITIES with this great mitten shaped puzzle. This EDITABLE resource allows you to cover ANY topic you'd like. Students will then have to put the 19 piece mitten together by matching your 29 different problems and solutions.

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The possibilities are endless with this resource. Use it for math, sight words, vocabulary, and so much more!

**This resource needs to be edited in PowerPoint. If you do not have that program, please do NOT purchase.**


  • ONE mitten puzzle (19 pieces) with 29 places for you to add problems
  • NO PREP options of the puzzles above
  • A puzzle mat for students who need extra support
  • A planning sheet so you can write out all 29 problems before you type them all out
  • A Frequently Asked Questions page to help you make the most of your puzzle

Check out the preview file. This is a PDF, but it will help you understand how the puzzle works and whether it's right for your students. You will see that the thumb pieces have two problems going to ONE answer. If desired, delete one of the thumb text boxes to make it 28 problems.


• Centers, stations, or rotations

• Review

• Early or fast finishers

• Enrichment

• GATE (gifted and talented education)

• Worksheet alternatives

• Critical thinking skills

• Student, partner, or small group collaboration

• for December, January, or winter mitten fun!
• as a math supplement for any mitten novel or book, such as "The Mitten" by Jan Brett




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You get one puzzle in this download. It is an editable puzzle with 19 pieces. You will make the 29 problems to fit the skill/s your students need to focus on. You can keep changing the problems to use this puzzle over and over again.

You also get a NO PREP puzzle option. I use the Find/Replace function and change them from 1 A, 1 Q, 2 A, 2 Q, 3 A, 3 Q, etc. 

There is a puzzle template with the actual puzzle pieces so students can put their pieces over the top OR a blank outline as a guide, but not direct help. Use these for students who need a bit more support with the puzzle shape.

Use these puzzles anytime you need a fun activity - particularly for Christmas, when reading about mittens, or anytime you want some winter mitten fun.

Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary addition skills!

These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge - which is perfect to promote a growth mindset. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the mitten and persevere if the task seems challenging. Tell students to rotate the pieces around and analyze what they can do differently until they fit. This is where their critical thinking and 21st Century skills will come into play!

Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have an instant winter mitten activity that makes skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your students decorate the finished mitten. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it's an academic activity!) Give them a try with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students.

Homeschool Families: You're going to love these puzzles as a last minute resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day - grab, download, type, and go! You'll get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.

The answer key is made by YOU! Print two copies of your final puzzle - one for your student to cut up and put together and another one to keep in its full shape to use as an answer key. This way you can ensure all the numbers, words, or letters are in the correct order and that the shape is fully formed.

**This resource CANNOT be used for commercial use or resale in any way. It is ONLY for personal classroom or homeschool use. Please send me a Q&A with any questions about this. Thank you!**

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Total Pages
1 editable puzzle
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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