Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint is one of several wonderful books concerning mice by Ellen Stoll Walsh. In this installment Walsh's mice are hiding from the cat, as usual, when they discover three jars of paint--one red, one yellow, and one blue. They, of course, jump right in (why not? there's a jar for each of them), and start dribbling colors onto a white piece of paper. When they step in each other's paint puddles (and do a little mouse dance) they discover that mixing colors together creates new colors!This is a fun book to help teach your child about colors, maybe with a craft to reinforce the lesson?

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