We created a sensory bin for our kids to retell Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh. It also required a bit of fine motor work!
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If you aren't familiar with Mouse Count please check it out soon! A snake gathers mice for his dinner by putting them in a jar. He counts his collection as he works. We made our snake from construction paper and taped him to out favorite training chopsticks. Tan pom poms, brown pom poms, and cotton balls were our mice. We used green lentils for our bin filler.
Our preschooler E loved acting out the part where the mice distract the snake and knock over the jar to escape! Once the snake returns he finds an empty jar.
We retold the story over and over with our sensory bin. Our toddler D tried the chopstick snake but also loved gather the mice with his hands to put in the jar. Of course we were counting to ten and back down to one along with the text of the book!
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