Saturday, March 3, 2012

mouse paint

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just a reminder that right now, we are exploring how colors mix.  of course, we couldn't skip Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh!  it's one of our favorites!
after we read the book, i set out the book, paint, and fuzzy cat mice.  i had a yellow and a blue mouse, but no red, so we used an orange one :( 

we read the book a second time, when we got to the part where the yellow painted mouse goes in the blue i put yellow paint on the paper.  then i added a small glob of blue next to it.   Bear got to mix it around with the mouse, to make green paint just like the book.


we did the same with red and yellow paint to make orange.

and blue and red to make purple.

all that painting inspired my boy and he wanted to do some more with the paint he had created!  so i taped some paper to the window.

 
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7 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

"Mouse Paint" is a wonderful book! And I love that you taped paper to the window for your son to paint!!!

Jennifer said...

My son would love that book! We talk about color mixing, too. I love your new look!! Does it change each time someone hits on your page?? It looks different today than tomorrow. Did you do it or have it done??

Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

I "tagged" you in an 11 Questions Challenged. I'd love to hear your answers if you feel like playing along: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-things-about-me.html

Trisha @ clarionwren.com said...

My son loves Mouse Paint and he loves to paint. Great book; great activity!

Carrie said...

What a fun idea! I love the activity. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week and I hope you will share with us again this week.

cathy @ nurturestore said...

What a great way to bring the book to life. Thanks for joining in with the Kids Co-op!

Danielle said...

Great book recommendation! I didn't have any "mice" so we used cotton balls. My kids had a blast. Thanks for the idea!

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