So much is going into this simple activity. The kids are learning basic sewing which strengthens fine motor and focus skills, animal and color recognition, sequencing, and story re-telling! Whew!
low-loft batting for the mitten, plastic needles, and lacing strings. The Mitten templates came straight from Jan Brett's awesome website. I copied the animal template onto cardstock.
I'm sure there will lots of retelling of The Mitten this winter!