Monday, January 3, 2011

Mommy & Me Monday: Book Activity for "The Mitten" by Jan Brett

This project is from the "archives" of my personal blog. Even though I've had several days off from my job, my boys and I didn't get around to doing a new project for me to post about this week. Luckily, I had this one from a few years ago to share with you. In January I like to do "wintry" activities in my preschool classroom and also at home with my boys as I have time. When possible, it's fun to do an activity that goes along with a great book. The Mitten by Jan Brett is one of my all-time favorite books to read with children in the winter. For this project my boys and I made patchwork, laced mittens and also made some animals to place in the mittens to act out the story. CLICK HERE for my original post which includes links to where you can download a mitten pattern as well as the patterns for the animals. My boys loved retelling the story with their "props".

The photos below show the mittens my boys made two years ago when my oldest was 7 1/2 and my youngest was three.

The next photo shows the animals that my oldest son colored to go in his mitten.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Laura for sharing! MY kids will love this and it will be great for the cold days coming up with no snow to play in:) I am going to print the things out today and be ready:) and love it when you give us photos to follow-