Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Book Recommendation: Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

"Once there were three white mice on a white piece of paper.  The cat couldn't find them."  One day while the cat sleeps, the mice find three jars of paint: red, yellow and blue.  They each jump inside and are no longer white mice, but red, yellow and blue mice.  The mice discover that when two of the colors are mixed together, it creates a new color!  After a nice bath in the cat's water bowl, the mice set off and use their new knowledge to paint not 3, but 6 colors on everything....well, almost everything.

Great book for PreK kids, but older kids could appreciate it as well.

Enrichment: Experiment with color.  Put the primary colors in puddles on paper, put on some music, and let your child's fingers "dance" in the music (like the mice did).  Point out how the colors change when combined. 
For slightly older children, overlap colored tissue paper to see the color change.  Make a collage out of the tissue paper.

Your Ideas: I'd love to hear any ideas you have for possible enrichment activities to go with this book!  Please share an idea under comments!

Buy It:  At Overstock  for $5.36 (plus flat rate shipping).  

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Pumpkin Petunia said...

To go along with the tissue paper idea: cut mice shapes out of tissue paper and glue the primary colored mice on to paper. Then stack some of the tissue paper mice on top of each other and see how the color changes as they are stacked.

Justina Selim said...

I checked this book out from the library a few months ago in Provo! It is a really cute book! Aiden loved it and it was really good for helping him with colors!