Here are the animals (excluding the bear) after the children researched, drew, and cut them out.
The next thing we needed to do was calculate how big the mitten needed to be. We referred to the book to see if the animals were side by side or on top of each other and then taped together large pieces of butcher paper to create the mitten.
The papers needed to be securely fastened...
...and the seams stapled closed.
The children noticed that when complete the mitten was almost as big as our carpet!
We felt that it would be fun to retell the story while we placed each animal inside the mitten. We were eager to see if we were right and the animals all fit inside.
The children waited until it was their animal's turn and then gently placed their animal inside.
They were right! All 14 children did fit into the mitten!