Mittens are great, easy to draw, easily identifiable by even really little guys, and they show up in some wonderful books. Children can help make the mittens or you can do it, either way they will love this little homemade game and they will be learning too!
1. Gather your materials. You will need 3 pieces of white paper, a marker, some construction paper (any color but use the same color for all of it), some small containers, double stick tape or glue, paint, and scissors.
2. Start by drawing 3 mittens on 3 separate pieces of paper.
3. If you have older children who need more of a challenge you can do a hat and scarf as well, but little guys may get confused on whether to match the item or the color, so start small if you aren't sure.
4. Have your child paint the mittens, one color for each page.
5. My son was hard to convince to use only one color, so I had an extra page for him to use all of them on after he did the mittens.
6. Let dry and cut out.
7. Using double stick tape or glue use construction paper as a backing. This will make them sturdier so they last while being played with!
8. Using the small containers match your mittens!
has been teaching young children in various capacities since 1993. She started as a day camp leader in high school, taught various preschool programs at community centers through university, worked as a tutor while pursuing a second degree in elementary education, and most recently worked as a director and preschool teacher before becoming a full time mom. Now that she is at home she keeps one foot in education while sharing that side of her life with her son and the results have been amazing.