I’ve made these little mice ornaments for a couple different occasions this month, the most recent of which was in my daughter’s 3rd grade classroom. Before making the mice I read them this book: Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.
who later becomes real after an incident involving a purple pebble and a psychedelic lizard.
I used some visual aids as I was telling the story, beginning with one of our zhu zhu pets. I had the kids imagine it was a mouse, with big pink ears and a long tail. When the toy mouse was introduced in the story, I brought out the Kiss mouse, which had a “key” attached.
After the story we all made Hershey Kiss mouse ornaments. The kids had a great time and loved the unique introduction of the characters in the story. If you’d like, you can download the mouse ornament instructions. They come in handy when making with a large group.