The Hare and the Tortoise - Aesop's Fable
Seth loved this story!! He thought it was so funny that the turtle won the race being as slow as he was.
After reading the story I had the boys watch a couple of short videos of the story on the computer while I got everything together to make our turtle puppets. (Note: the boys already had rabbit puppets...I made them for them at Easter)
I found a pair of green women's mittens at Target. I was going to try to find a pair of green trouser socks but when I saw these I thought they were perfect!
I sewed two green fabric circles together and then flipped them and tacked the middle of one side to the middle of the top of the mitten. I had the boys stuff their shells themselves and then I sewed the opening closed. I then cut out pieces of a patterned green fabric and had the boys glue them to the top of the shell using tacky glue. I then cut out pieces from white and black fleece to glue on for eyes and a piece of pink fleece to glue to the bottom side of the mitten for the inside of the mouth.
(That is Alyssa grabbing the scissors as I was snapping the picture - YIKES!)
I then had Seth act out the story using his puppets!! It was quite funny!