MITTEN PAPER BAG
We colored and cut out a mitten and the animals. Then we glued the mitten to a white lunch sack - added some cotton to the bottom and we have ourselves a great storytelling prop.
Sequencing the story. I made a story board showing the animals already in the mitten with a space for the one entering. I put the animals on my flannel board and the children can place the appropriate animal in the corresponding mitten to complete the story board.
BRING A BLANKET
After reading The Mitten by Jan Brett we reenacted the story using a quilt my mother-in-law made. The children pretend to be the animals in the story and then crawl into the "mitten". The best part is when we sneeze and pull the blanket off!
It took me a while to collect all the animals in the book but I am glad to have them all. I don't remember where I bought the large mitten.