We’ve been taking it pretty easy around here when it comes to homeschooling. There’s just something about the summer that lends itself to lazy afternoons and out-and-about adventures. We’ve still been checking out plenty of books from the library, and my 3 year old Chipmunk took a special liking to the book “Three Little Kittens”.
As we were reading the book for the twelfth time, I realized this book lends itself so perfectly to a number of activities! So we took a few days and really studied those three little kittens.
To begin, we made our own mittens out of white construction paper.
The kids colored with markers and made some really colorful mittens!
Monkey’s Mittens, Age 2
D.C”s Mittens, Age 4
Oh Mother Dear, We Sadly Fear, Our Mittens We Have Lost!
After we made the mittens, we naturally had to “lose” our mittens. I hid them all over the house and then the little “kittens” went off in search of their mittens.
After we lost our mittens and found them, we had to wash them and hang them up to dry. I wish I would have thought ahead and made a pie, but alas, that will have to be an activity for another day!
We headed outside to wash our mittens.
Of course, our paper mittens wouldn’t hold up very well to washing, so we put socks on our hands pretended they were mittens.
The kids absolutely loved “washing their mittens” and hanging them up to dry. They washed and hung and then took them down and started all over again!
Wash those mittens!
And hang them up to dry…
To hang them up, we just strung a rope in between the two play houses. In case you’re wondering, we did not buy two of the same house. We had one when we moved and the previous owners of our new house left theirs behind. It’s kind of fun!
After the kids were done washing and drying their mittens, they decided to wash themselves up a bit too! Hmm… does that mean I don’t have to give them a bath tonight?
That’s all for now!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a few more Kitten and Mitten activities!
What about You?
What books have your little ones fallen in love with this summer?
About Lindsey Whitney
Lindsey Whitney is a mom of two, home day care provider and blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. Growing Kids Ministry is a blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.