Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Mitten Retelling and Craft

We read one of our favorite winter books yesterday The Mitten by Jan Brett. Then we made up our own mitten story while playing with our easy light table.

 I drew mittens using Sharpie Markers on Ziploc bags I wanted to make the mittens translucent and be able to put animals inside which is why I used a Ziploc bag.
 I put the mittens and some Epsom salt for snow on the light table and the boys collected some animals to go in the mittens.

 They loved filling their mittens with animals and then pretending one of the animals sneezed and tossing all the animals out.

We also made a mitten craft.

 I cut a mitten shape out of construction paper and taped clear contact paper sticky side up to the outline.
 The boys wanted to make snow white mittens like the mitten in the story.  They cut pieces of white yarn and stuck them to the contact paper.

Finished mitten.
I hung the mittens up in our window and added a heart L cut out from some leftover crayon melted paper from our Melted Crayon Christmas trees.

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  1. Ooooh! I'm so excited to try this! That pile of salt is more snow than my kids usually see all winter, and they will LOVE playing with animals in it! Thank you so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday -- I hope we see you again next week!

  2. Love your mitten craft and how cute that melted crayon heart looks. :)

  3. Awesome! I love The Mitten. Such a fun book and fun way to act it out using the light table and a also love the white yarn mittens. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  4. We just read the mitten a couple weeks ago also, isn't it such a neat book?? I LOVE your mitten idea with the zip lock bag and the animals!! So creative. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring ideas at Thrifty Thursday! Have a fantastic weekend!

  5. Such a fun idea! I've done The Mitten with groups of students and had everyone squeeze into a giant "mitten" (2 sleeping bags zipped together), but I've honestly never thought of doing it with toy animals and a ziplock bag. And the light table makes it that much more exciting. Can't wait to try this with my boys! Pinning it!

  6. Congrats, this post was featured at Playing With Words 365's Thrifty Thursday!

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