Wednesday, March 14, 2012

little blue and little yellow

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Since we are exploring how colors mix, it was only right that we read the book little blue and little yellow by one of my favorite authors/artists of all time, Leo Lionni.

After we read the book, Bear wanted to make his own blue and yellow picture.  So I tore a bunch of paper into small circles and let him glue them down. 

We also did a math pattern activity with the leftover circles, but for some reason, I haven't got any pictures of it.  I'm sure you get the point of it, though.

I wanted to give him a hands-on experience to see how colors mix,  so we added yellow food coloring to milk and blue food coloring to water. 

Bear was quite excited when he got to shake it up and it turned green!

For a snack afterward, we made little blue pudding and little yellow pudding :)

iIm having so much fun with my little preschooler. He went from not really being into doing too much with out being prodded to actually asking to do preschool time!

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Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said...

Ohhh I haven't heard of that book (now will have to hunt for it especially as GREEN is J's absolutely favourite colour. We're very into doing stuff in bottles at the moment so think we will have a quick making green later this afternoon. Thank you for linking to our post and please pop along and link up to Tuesday Tots

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is such a cute book, and I love the activities you picked to go along with it!

Jennifer said...

We love that book too! It looks like you had fun.

Marnie said...

Love! Awesome job, Andie!

Anonymous said...

Great post, Andie-Jaye! Love the colour mixing! Esp with the pudding! And gluing the torn circles!!! That's a great activity in itself! I think we're going to have to do some tearing and gluing here!

Terri (Creative Family Fun) said...

Such fun activities to go with a great book! I love the torn circles!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Love the new header!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday.

Becca Ross said...

This is great! I JUST bought this book, this week, at a used bookstore! Perfect timing!

I'd love it if you'd link up to my linky party at I write three blogs; my homelife blog, kindergarten blog, and literacy blog. I know you're a child centered person, so if you'd like to check them out, you can find links to all three at

Hope to see you soon! Glad I found your blog!


Artsy VaVa said...

Such a fun idea! It's great to see budding young artists!

Unknown said...

I love this book -- you have shared great activities to go with it!

Amanda @ Excited2Learn said...

This is one of my all time favorite books!!! I love giving preschoolers a little ball of blue playdough and a little ball of yellow playdough and letting them squish them together to get green. I am eager to try the small circles activity. Thanks!

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