We've read the story a bajillion times and so, now that we've committed it to meaningful memory, we get to act it out! I found all of the animals online so very very long ago. I printed them on cardstock and the lil darlin's colored them oh so carefully (no purple rabbits here puh-leez) and cut them out. We lay them out and I play the story on CD because
We put the animals in one by one... make sure the badger goes in the thumb... and... wait for it.....
AAAAAAACCCCCCHHHHHHHHOOOOOOO! The best part is letting them throw all the characters up in the air when the bear sneezes; of course we don't lose any because we've put our names on the back of every. single. one.
And now the mittens have been retired. The animals are still snug inside and they look adorable hanging above our windows.
Do you do a mitten activity with your class?