The Mitten Activity

I wanted to share a cute craft/activity that M1 brought home from school. I'm sure most of you have read The Mitten by Jan Brett. It's a favorite at our house along with Gingerbread Baby. I thought this was such a cute idea & M1 really enjoyed it. Her mitten has been played with for days. M2 enjoyed it as well, especially after reading the story many times.
Here is the story in case you haven't read or heard of it...
And here is her mitten.
At home I would cut out two mittens using colored construction paper & staple them together around the outside edge, leaving the opening to the mitten unstapled.
(They were able to get the image of the mitten on the construction paper using a copy machine. You my be able to put colored paper in your printer as well :)
Then simply use your computer to search for images to print out the animals of the story. (bear, raccoon, owl, fox, bunny, etc)
Cut them out & allow your little one to color them before placing them into their mitten.
Such a cute & easy craft that pairs well with a great book. Both of my girls are big into books so this was definitely a hit! M1 reads the story as M2 places the animals into the mitten.
It's snowing her today... we're crafting some fun winter stuff & drinking hot chocolate.
Enjoy! s.b.

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