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Favorite Jan Brett Stories and Activities


I was delighted to hear that Jan Brett was the December Author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. We adore Jan Brett! Here are a couple winter-themed favorites of ours, along with activities from this blog you can use to accompany them!

Christmas Trolls is a delightful story about two little trolls who just want to celebrate Christmas. This book is the perfect read to go along with my ornaments to color and sew post.

Make some fleece bears using white fleece to go along with The Three Snow Bears – an Inuit retelling of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story! Or keep the bears brown, to go along with Jan Brett’s more classic version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or Berlioz the Bear. If your child is old enough to sew, you can cut the bears out of felt and they can sew them themselves! For a no-sew activity, try our felt dress-up bears!

Do you have a favorite Jan Brett book? Check out the links below for more of her books, and activities to go with them!

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

21 thoughts on “Favorite Jan Brett Stories and Activities”

  1. We read quite a few Brett books in December, but I didn’t master my energy for any activities. By the way, the linky doesn’t show up in your post for some reason…

  2. We love Jan Brett too! Mama read me The Mitten when I was a child. Just a few days ago, she was reading the Christmas books and our newest: Gingerbread Friends, to her grandbabies!

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