Yep, that long.
(Update: I waited a year and made these into a book tree advent that the kids LOVED.)
Anyway, the second day of our book advent was The Mitten. This is based on a Ukranian folktale about a boy with a pair of snow white mittens. He loses one of the mittens in the snow and several woodland animals find it. A rabbit, a bear, a fox, and several others snuggle inside it. When a little mouse squeezes in and tickles the bear's nose, he gives a great sneeze and all the animals and the mitten go flying. It's silhouetted against the sky and the boy finds his mitten.
Our activity came from Jan Brett's website. You can print off pictures of all the animals in the book. You can also print off mittens, but we used real ones.
Update: I saw this cute idea to make a mitten from a white paper bag for the animals at Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten:
Ready. Set. Read! and her little guys were showing off their cute snowman ornaments:
here if you missed it and also check out what they're doing today!
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