Kittens and Mittens at Handley Regional Library

Kittens and Mittens Storytime title card

This week’s storytime theme is kittens and mittens! Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, and reading with your little ones at home.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Winter Reading program – each storytime we’ll be giving out a secret code so you can earn badges for attending programs.  Register online here and pick up your registration packet when you come to the library.

Books to Share:

Book Jacket for: The three little kittens

Three Little Kittens by Anna Alter – JE Alter
“Three little kittens lose and find their mittens.”

Book Jacket for: The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale

The Mitten by Jan Brett – JE Brett and JE Brett (Board Book)
“After Nicki accidentally drops his mitten in the forest it becomes an object of curiosity for a mole, a rabbit, a badger, a tiny brown mouse, and a big brown bear, as they all crawl into it.”

Book Jacket for: The mitten tree

The mitten tree by Candace Christiansen ; illustrated by Elaine Greenstein. – JE Christiansen
“Old Sarah knits mittens for all the children waiting for the school bus and hangs them on the blue spruce tree at the bus stop.”

Book Jacket for: Knitty Kitty

Knitty Kitty David Elliott ; illustrated by Christopher Denise. – JE Elliott
“Knitty Kitty is knitting a scarf, a hat, and some mittens for her kittens, but when night falls and the snow comes down, the kittens request a blanket to keep them warm Knitty Kitty has a better idea.”

Book Jacket for: Kitten's winter

Kitten’s winter written and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes. – JE Fernandes
“A young kitten explores the woods on a cold winter day as other animals shelter from the weather or engage in their usual seasonal activities.”

Book Jacket for: Three little kittens [sound recording]

Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone – J CD/Book Galdone
Another version of the “Three Little Kittens” rhyme.  Lively illustrations accent this traditional rhyme about three kitten siblings and their lost mittens.  The expressions on the faces of the kittens are delightful.

Book Jacket for: One mitten

One mitten by Kristine O’Connell George ; illustrated by Maggie Smith. – JE George
“One mitten can do many things, but when the second mitten is found, it is time to go outside and have fun.”

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

The Mitten in the Snow
(sung to “The Farmer in the Dell”)
The mitten in the snow, the mitten in the snow,
Help us please so we won’t freeze
The mitten in the snow
A *_____________ squeezes in
A * _____________ squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze
The mitten in the snow
* Use different animals such as: mouse, squirrel, raccoon, beaver, rabbit, and bear

Three Little Kittens

Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear,
We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
You shall have no pie.

The three little kittens,
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
What! Found your mittens,
You darling kittens!
Then you shall have some pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
You shall have some pie.

My Mittens

Mittens for the snow time, (flutter fingers down like snow)
When the world is white,
Mittens for my two hands, (hold up two hands)
Mittens left and right, (wave left hand and then right hand)
Mittens with a thumb place, (thumbs up)
Mittens warm and snug, (hug self as if nice and warm)
Mittens make me feel like
A bug inside a rug. (wrap one hand over the other like a blanket)

Colorful Mittens
Sung to the tune of “Six Little Ducks”

Colorful mittens for me and you
Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones too.
But the one pair of mittens that rhymes with fellow,
They’re my favorite mittens, they’re the color yellow!

Continue with rhymes pairs for each color:
bed/red
bean/green
sink/pink
shoe/blue
crown/brown
track/black

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

Three Little Kittens artwork courtesy ClipArtETC, a project of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. ClipArt ETC is a part of the Educational Technology Clearinghouse and is produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida.

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