Match the Mitten
in a variety of colors, magazine pages, scissors, glue, 8" x 10"
(approximately) paperboard, cardboard or heavy construction paper.
What to do: Cut
out sets of mittens from paper or magazine pages. Each set should look
identical. Glue one mitten from each set to one side of the cardboard.
On the other side, make a pocket for the matching mitten. (This is
accomplished by cutting a rectangle from paper, tape or glue down the
right side, flex the paper, tape or glue the bottom, then secure the
left side.) Additional games may be created using geometric shapes or
different clothing items.
Related Books: The Mitten by Jan Brett, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
Materials: Paper plates, scissors, stapler, crayons, buttons, glue.
What to do: Help
your child cut out a large "V" from the side of a paper plate. Help
your child staple the "V" shape, pointed side in, to the opposite side
of the same paper plate. Cut a medium-sized "V" (this will be the dorsal
fin) and a long thin "V" (this will be the pectoral fin) from an extra
paper plate. Staple the dorsal fin to the top of the fish shape and the
pectoral fin (point side up) to the bottom. Use bright-colored crayons
to make the artwork resemble a tropical fish. See any book from the Rainbow Fish series
for examples. Glue a button on the fish for an eye. If available, glue
glitter on the fish to achieve the look of the characters in the Rainbow Fish stories.
Related Books: Any from the Rainbow Fish series by Marcus Pfister.