A little story about a mouse and a sandwich, with felted food

A few weeks ago, I was wondering what story to tell next in my Parent-Child classes.  Then I had a dream–I had a small cloth sack and the children were all gathered around me pulling pieces of felted food out to make a sandwich for little mouse.  So–I felted some food–

Here are the pieces of mouse's sandwich
Here are the pieces of mouse’s sandwich

–I already had some felted mice, although I forgot to photograph them– and I wrote a little story:

Little Mouse was hungry, he was looking for some lunch.

“I’d like to have a sandwich to nibble, nibble, crunch.”

First he found a piece of bread sitting by the door.

Then he went into the cupboard looking for some more.

A piece of cheese, sure to please.

Cucumber sweet, so good to eat.

An onion ring, that will add some zing.

Sour pickle makes my tummy tickle.

A piece of cake, for goodness sake!

I’ll save that for dessert.

Another piece of cheese, golly geez.

Pepper sweet, can’t be beat.

A lettuce leaf, good for my teeth.

One more slice of bready, and mouse’s lunch was ready.

“Thank you for my food,” he said,

Then he bit into the bread.

Nibble, Nibble, crunch,

Nibble, nibble, crunch.

Mousie ate up all his lunch.

Then his tummy was full, so without a peep,

He went back home and fell asleep.

a sandwich for lunch
a sandwich for lunch

 

 

felted cake--so yummy
felted cake–so yummy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course the food comes out in a different order each time, except for the pieces of bread.  The children are having a good time with this story, and so am I.

I needle felted the food first and then wet felted it so it would hold its shape when it was handled by little ones.

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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