My Winter Counting Books Set of 10 Free Mini Books for Preschool – Kindergarten Post Preview: Children can work on simple reading, counting, and number recognition with this free set of My Winter Counting Books about numbers for preschool and kindergarten.
Mini books are some of my favorite printables for kids. When I have used them with students and my own children, they really seemed to enjoy making their own books that they got to decorate and read over and over.
Of course, it’s not like a regular picture book off the bookshelf. However, it is one they colored or wrote in, as well as one they can work on reading. That makes them special! That’s big stuff for little ones.
Because I love mini books so much, I’m offering a new set of mini books today that are perfect for this time of year, since they have a winter theme! Even better, you can get this mini book printable set of My Winter Counting Books for free.
Note: The mini book set “My Winter Counting Books” download is available much farther down in the post, so be sure to scroll all the way down to get it.
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My Winter Counting Books: Set of 10 Free Mini Books for Preschool – Kindergarten
This printable set of mini books for kids has a focus on counting, number recognition, and simple repetitive reading. The 10-page printable has fun pictures for kids to color or paint. Each page makes a separate four page mini book for a total of 40 mini book pages.
While the pictures can be colored with crayons, there are actually lots of ways for kids to be creative with this mini book set beyond grabbing a box of crayons and working on it. (Though, honestly – I think crayons are pretty fun too.)
Some options beyond simply coloring each page with crayons:
Give children the option of painting the pictures instead of coloring with crayons. Or, they can still color, but use markers, colored pencils, or even pastels.
Yes, it could add more mess and a little more prep work, but painting or other materials mixes things up a bit. Plus it uses their fine motor skills in a different way.
What’s included in the My Winter Numbers Mini Book Printable Set?
The free printable packet is a 12 page download. It includes:
- Packet cover
- My Winter Counting Book Set for Making Mini Books – this includes ten full sheet pages to make ten mini books, with each mini book being four pages
Each mini book features the following pages:
1. A cover with “My Number (the number) Book” – for example, there is a “My Number 7 Book”
2. A mitten with the correct number of polka dots on it to correspond with that mini book theme. So, the seven book has a mitten with seven polka dots on it, which children can color in the manner of their choosing. Under the mitten, the number is spelled out in written form and students can trace it.
3. A mug of hot chocolate with the correct number of marshmallows to correspond with that mini book theme. Children can color the mug and hot chocolate. Under the mug, the number is spelled out in written form and students can trace it.
4. A page with a large number written in numeral form. Ideas for how to use this page:
- Rainbow Writing – students will trace the inside and outside of the number multiple times with a variety of colors of crayons
- Simple Tracing – students will trace or color in the inside of the number just one time
- Pipe Cleaner – students can bend a pipe cleaner to fit inside the shape of the number
Each book will be predictable for kids because of the repetitive nature of the booklets. This is good for pre-readers and those learning to read individual words.
How to Assemble Your Winter Numbers Mini Book
1. Print out your booklet page. Since each page is a separate mini book, you can decide whether to print them all out at once or to just print them as you need them.
2. Fold the page to make a mini book. Using the dotted lines as your guides, fold the book in half horizontally. Then, using the dotted lines as your guides again, fold the book in half vertically.
3. Have students color all of the pictures and trace the words on each page of their mini book.
Winter Extension Activities
You can keep scrolling to get to the My Winter Counting Book Set, if you’d like. However, if you’d like some ideas for other winter activities, you might like some of these!
For some more winter-themed math activities, your kids can work on these free cut and paste winter math patterns printables.
Want to do some winter-themed science too? Here is a free eight-page packet of Winter Science Worksheets for Kids.
In this free winter word search printable set, there is an easy version with just a few words and large letters that is perfect for kids just starting to work on word search puzzles.
I don’t know what it is about wooden shapes, but in my experience, kids love to color or paint on them. A set of snowflake ornaments that they are free to decorate how they wish is such a fun and creative art activity for kids! Even if it’s after Christmas, these are still fun to make! Here are some cool wooden snowflake ornaments in lots of different designs.
While some of these designs may be a bit much for younger kids, here are some coloring page sets for a couple of major winter holidays – here is a set of 15 Christmas coloring pages and a set of 23 pages of hearts for coloring for Valentine’s Day that may be really enjoyable to some children. They may enjoy it more if they feel like it’s okay to not color in every single space a different color. For this, it’s okay to color over lines and color large areas the same color.
And here are a bunch more ideas for Winter Books, Crafts, Activities, and Recipes for Preschool and Kindergarten!
The My Winter Counting Mini Books printable set is free for personal or single classroom use, exclusively for Real Life at Home email subscribers. (It is also available without subscribing. See details in the next section.)
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