Story Time

Mittens
Submitted by: Samantha Warhol, Northwest
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Three Little Kittens by:Paul Galdone
Three little kittens lose, find, soil and wash their mittens.
One Mitten by:Kristine O'Connell George
One mitten can do many things, but when the second mitten is found, ti is time to go outside and have fun.
One Little Lamb by:Elaine Greenstein
Describes how a lambs coat is made into yarn, which is made into mittens worn by a little girl when she visits the lamb on the farm.
A Mountain of Mittens by:Lynn Plourde
Molly's parents try various methods to help her remember her mittens but nothing seems to work.
Songs
Mitten Weather
Tune: Farmer in the Dell

The Thumb in the thumb place
Fingers all together
This is the song we sing
When it is mitten weather
Missing Mittens
Tune: Where has my little doggie gone?

Oh where, oh where did my mittens go?
Oh where, oh where can they be?
Oh, I have looked high and I have looked low.
Oh where, oh where can they be?

Make matching mittens from paper, keep one and hand the others out to the children. Hold one up as you sing and the child brings up the matching mitten to make a pair. Repeat till all mittens are matched up.
Ten Little Mittens
Ten warm mittens, hanging on the line,
One blows away and then there are nine.

Nine warm mittens, one without a mate,
A squirrel carries one away and that leaves eight.

Eight warm mittens, just eight not eleven,
One gets buried in the snow and that leaves seven.

Seven warm mittens, which one do you pick?
I'll pick the red one and that leaves six.

Six warm mittens, put one on to try.
Then you take it from the line and that leaves five.

Five warm mittens, we had ten before!
A fluffy bunny needs one and that leaves four!

Four warm mittens, two for you and two for me,
I lost one on the ski slope and that leaves three.

Three warm mittens, looking very new,
One falls into the mud and that leaves two.

Two warm mittens, drying in the sun,
A bird comes down and snatches it and that leaves one.

One warm mitten, what good is one?
A little mouse can have a bed, and that leaves none!
Craft
Mitten Wreath

Mitten Die Cut multiple paper colors
Crayons or Markers
Stickers, Glitter Glue, etc.
Paper Plate with the center cut out
Decorate mittens then glue them around the plate for a mitten wreath