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M Is for Marvelous Mittens

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Mitten Weather Has Arrived!

When winter arrives and the snow starts to pile up, it’s time to break out the hats, scarves, and mittens!

But not ALL mittens are for wearing. These mittens are for eating!

After all, when the thermometer starts to plummet, there’s more than one way to stay warm. These toasty mittens won’t keep your fingers warm, but they are sure to warm up your tummy!

So if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast to warm up your insides on a chilly winter morning (or anytime), this ABC Snack is the perfect choice!

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Marvelous French Toast Mittens

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make two pairs of marvelous mittens:

  • 4 slices of sandwich bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon and sugar mixture

Directions:

  1. Cut four mittens from slices of sandwich bread with a mitten-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet.
  4. Dip both sides of each mitten into the egg mixture and place on hot skillet.
  5. Cook both sides of mittens until golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle warm mittens with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Garnish with seasonal fruit and enjoy!

Adapted from a recipe from Happy Hooligans.

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Teaching Tips

  • While you enjoy your French toast mittens, practice saying /m/–/m/–marvelous mittens together.
  • How many words can your preschooler think of that start with the sound of /m/ as in marvelous mittens?
  • Read Jan Brett’s classic picture book The Mitten together while you gobble up your marvelous mittens.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
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Want More Snacks for M?

Find snacks for M and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Anna DeGraaf

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This is so great for reinforcing letter sounds! Plus who doesn’t like French toast?

Sam

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Thanks for your ideas and suggestions

Joanne

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Very cute!

Liz Miles

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Bringing the learning to the kitchen always pays off!

Stephanie

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What a fun idea.

We have really appreciated all about reading and all about spelling. Reading has become one of our favorite parts of the day thanks to this curriculum.

Tiffany S

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Super cute idea!

Patti

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Love this and the connection to spelling lesson with hands on fun.

Joanna

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This is so cute! Fun activity to do after reading The Mitten!

Leah

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My little boys (6 & 4) would love to do this! What a great idea!

Lisa

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Great ideas! I love reading and incorporating your ideas into our lesson plans and daily activities. Thank you!

Katherind Couch

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My third grader is needing extra spelling help. All my kids love to cook. This would be great sound recognition for my three year old, cute idea.

Jenny

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What a fun idea to go with the letter Mm.

Ikabandung

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My son loves doing cooking. This recipe looks easy enough for him to do. Combined with the new vocabularies to be introduced , can’t wait to try this lesson .

Christine Yeomans

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I love using cooking to help young people to read and write. I always tell them, when making cookie letters, now you’ve made your letters you can make some words and once they’ve made their words correctly I say now you can eat your words – couldn’t be a more multi sensory experience and I can pretty much guarantee they never forget how to spell those words again 😊

Marietjie

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love your creative ideas

CarrieAnne

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Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda Sutton

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I one thing that I have also wanted is a tablet so I can take it with me during all my hospital visits (advanced arthritis since I was 25, 18 surgeries, isn’t life grand). Please wish me luck.

April

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My child is such a strong speller after your program!

Moriah B

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This is such a good and yummy idea! What a fun memory for you and your kids. Now to find a mitten cookie cutter…

Tamara

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My boys enjoyed The Mitten book when they were young!

deb

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How cute, and a fun way to incorporate learning!

Amanda H

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Such a fun idea!!

Lindsay Pullen

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Oh my kiddos would just love that!

Robin E.

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Bon appétit, Lindsay!

Tyneisha Tinsley

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What a fun idea. I may try this with the kiddos.

Audra Place

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Multiple ways to reinforce learning.

Kaye Harris

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How adorable!

Vanessa Ankner

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How fun!

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