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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mitten Match

During our winter unit I always like to do an activity that involves winter clothing. I have made a little person where we have to add clothes for winter, and we have done activities with Jan Brett's beautiful book, "The Mitten."


This year I changed things up just a bit. For this mitten project you will need:

1 piece of 9x12 construction paper, with one mitten drawn on half the paper
paint

I had drawn a mitten on one side of the paper. Then I let the children paint the one mitten any way they liked. After their mitten was painted, I folded the paper in half and they pressed the two sides together. You do have to make sure the children add plenty of paint to their mitten. If the paint is too sparse, it will not transfer.



They opened up the paper to find two mittens, and there was lots of oohs and ahhs.


Mrs. T and I cut the mittens out after they were dry. Then the next day when the children came to school I had spread some (not all at once) of the mittens out on a table. Mrs. T brought the children over to match their two mittens and glue them to a piece of paper.



I was worried that they might have forgotten what they painted their mittens like, but they did very well. I thought it was a fun game!

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2 comments:

Amelia Mello said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

sixcranberries said...

thanks for sharing! amazing!