We wrapped up our unit on Weather last week and one of the highlights was reading and reenacting The Mitten by Jan Brett.
This book is a beautifully illustrated retelling of the Ukranian folktale. After a young boy drops one of his mittens in the snow, forest animals come one by one to squeeze in the mitten to stay warm.
If you haven't checked out the website for the author and illustrator, Jan Brett, you are missing out! She has many resources that are perfect to use in your classroom!
I printed up the masks that I found on the website. They are fantastic!
And then we performed our version of The Mitten! The students had great fun! And it got them up and moving while interacting with the story!
Here are the actors squeezing into the mitten! We performed our play a couple of times so that everyone in the class could participate.
Next time you read a story, bring it to life!