Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Mitten

So I (Amber) have had this mitten pattern for years. We always cut two and glue or staple them together and put the characters aside. And honestlybit was driving me nuts! They always got torn, or put too much glue for their animals to fit, and I just really didn't like the project.
So this year I changed it up. I decided a paper bag would be the perfect way to have an opening for sequencing the story. I just cut about half of the bag off so that it would be the same size as the mitten tracer I already had. Just turn the bag on it's side and it's perfect!
Then I gave each of the students a set of animals to color and we were ready for retell!
Erin's class printed the mittens on white card stock and colored them! Below is a fun follow up activity and you can find the mitten and animals there too! Just click the picture to download it!
What fun things to do you like to do with Jan Brett's story?


  1. Thank you for the mitten activities! I'm so happy to find some more great kindergarten bloggers! I've been teaching for years (mostly 3rd & 4th grades) but decided to change schools and the only spot open was.....kindergarten! So I took it....it's a WHOLE new world in kinder but I can't imagine doing anything else now! I'm your newest follower and look forward to getting to know the two of you and learning some great ideas!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Kindergarten

    1. Thanks so much for visiting us Stephanie! We'll be checking out your blog too!