Read to Me International is a Hawaii organization that helps foster the love of reading in children by reading aloud to them. I had the pleasure of hosting the President of the Foundation, Lynne Waihee, in my classroom today! Not only did she bring with her beautiful Hawaiian picture books for my classroom —-> Look!
But she also read a book to my class, played the ukulele, sang songs, and did a cute craft project!
The book she read was Kolohe ‘Iole (or naughty rat in Hawaiian). It is a darling book about a rat who did things to scare the people, and he never listened to his mom when she scolded him. But when the keiki (kids) set up a trap to catch him, his makuahine (mother) saved him. He learned to finally be kind. Such a cute book with adorable illustrations and full of native Hawaiian words to teach your class.
You can find the book on Amazon.
Next, fold the heart in half and glue together. Then glue the circles on both sides to make the mouse shape. Draw on an eye, nose, and whiskers!