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Mitten Weather

It was nice to see so many Storytime friends after the Thursday holiday closures and last week's late opening. Even though the weather was finally above freezing, it was still mitten weather! We read The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel, a repeating rebus story, as well as one of the many versions of The Mitten, this one by Jim Aylesworth. This story is based on a Ukrainian folktale about a child who loses a mitten in the snow, then animals come along to use it as a cozy den. We especially liked the picture where the mitten exploded from too many animals! One Mitten by Kristine O'Connell George was another lost mitten story, but the child found it in the end. And David McPhail's Sam's Winter Hat was about a boy who kept losing (and finding) his pieces of his outerwear, one by one!

We decorated paper mittens with ribbons, stickers, jewels, crayons and more, then attached them together with a length of yarn. Very pretty! Very fun!

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