Monday, January 18, 2010

The Mitten

Jan Brett not only writes and illustrates beautiful children's books, but she has a fabulous website full of activities and printables that go along with her stories.

We found the animals from The Mitten here.  I modified this page slightly, by cutting the animals out, spacing them a bit further apart and drawing cutting lines around the images.  This allowed my four year old to cut them out independently.

We traced a mitten (put edge of mitten along fold) and cut out.  You will need a large piece of white construction paper for this project (18" x 12").

We taped the animals in order along a piece of yarn and attached one end of yarn to the inside fold of the mitten so the animals could climb in.

This was a fun way for my kids to retell the story.

1 comment:

  1. This is a fun project to do - Number One did a great job on cutting.