Mouse Paint

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I’ve been working on another assignment for my course, but this is one that Maddie really enjoyed helping out with. 😉 We started out reading the book Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stroll Walsh. If you’ve never read it, it’s a cute story about three white mice who end up mixing primary colours to make secondary colours by swimming in paint and then dripping puddles. Maddie and I did a few activities together to answer the question “How could I mix new colours” after we read the book.

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Our first activity was experimenting with paint like the mouse did. Maddie had a great time mixing away on her “palette” like an artist.

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Our second activity, which she really loved, was experimenting with mixing primary colours of coloured water to create secondary colours.

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We decided to make “colour recipes” so we’d know how to make them again another day too.

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She spent a long time playing with the water and the eye dropper, every four year olds dream and so easy. If you’re wondering where to get an eye dropper, I asked at the pharmacists if they sold disposable eye droppers and the nice lady gave me one for free.

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This was a great afternoon of easy activities that Maddie loved, if you happen to have a four year old…life is a party when you get to experiment  with how to mix colours! 😉

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