Lace a Mitten Filled with Animals and Read “The Mitten” by Jan Brett

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There are few books as loved by kids as The Mitten by Jan Brett. With a snow storm about to blanket the East Coast winter white there is not better time to read this beloved children’s book and do this cute craft with the kids in your care.

As you read the book the kids will love when a Ukaranian boy named Nikkibbb loses his white mitten in the snow. All the animals in the forest snuggle into the mitten to get warm and cozy in the book. They enjoy the detailed illustrations and seeing what animal will snuggle into the mitten next.

Oriental Trading Company has this is a great lacing mitten craft to do after reading this most beloved children’s book. ccc

If you don’t want to order the kit you certainly could create the same project yourself using heavy stock paper. Have child cut out two mittens (front and back) or provide the children with precut mittens. Help child punch holes around the outside of the mitten, except the bottom to look like a lacing card. Have child lace mitten using under and over technique and tie the end in a knot. Have child decorate mitten with art supplies using patterns and textures. You can print images of the animals from the story using visual shown from kit on the Oriental Trading Co web site and allow the children to cut out the pictures from the story and store the animals inside the mitten.

The five-year-old I care for plays with this for hours and hours.

You can purchase your own copy of the book by clicking link below.

The Mitten

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