While we may have been experiencing an unusually string of warm weather here on Long Island, it has not stopped some of us from playing with snow – fake snow that is!
A Big THANKS to our friends at the Montessori Children’s Academy for having Momee Friends share an interactive reading of The Mitten, by Jan Brett.
The Mitten is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based on a Ukranian folktale about a boy named Nicki who accidently loses his mitten in the snow. The mitten becomes a snuggly place for woodland animals seeking warmth. One by one they crawl, lumber and swoop in – some as tiny as meadow mouse all the way up to giant bear!
Our little friends at the Montessori Children’s Academy enjoyed reenacting scenes from the story, pretending to jump into a mitten just as the animals did, and then decorating their own mittens that would not get lost in the snow. And then of course, they had fun finding the animals from the story in some fake snow, which was a great sensory activity.
We sent each child home with a snowball to play with and recipe. See the recipe —> here
THANK YOU everyone for a great morning. The staff and kids at the Montessori Children’s Academy are fantastic!
We can’t wait for our next in-house field trip with the Montessori Children’s Academy, and we look forward to sharing another interactive story time with everyone on Wednesday, January 9th at the Sweetbriar Nature Center!
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