m is for mouse paint…with a movie!

mouse painting!

we read the story mouse paint (after a two day mystery of not being able to find it…then discovering it in our tub of books to give away…yikes!  we almost lost it for good!)

Mouse Paint

we mixed colors just like in the book.  one day i did it in jars hidden in a brown bag.  one day i did it in ziplock bags tucked in my lap.  and then one day everyone got their own ziplock bag.  super exciting stuff!

mouse painting!

we used our mixed secondary colors and some more primary colors to cover a big piece of paper.  there were 5 plastic rats that we chose to call “mice” that painted with us. : )  we used brushes, hands, and mice to get the paint on the paper.

mouse painting!mouse painting!

as usual, paint aprons are optional.  and i witnessed again that some kids who wore aprons went home messier than those who didn’t!  same with me.  this is the season for “pulling up your sleeves past your elbows” because one thing that most kids don’t like are paint saturated sleeves for the rest of the day.  one year we found little sponge like paint marks all over the classroom and determined it was from the edge of someone’s sleeve.   it was kind of cute.

mouse painting!

and a movie, not for those prone to motion sickness, to share more mouse paint joy:

 

not heard here is a little song we sing to the tune of “if you’re happy and you know it…”

when you mix red and yellow you get orange
when you mix red and yellow you get orange
when you mix red and yellow a new color you will see
when you mix red and yellow you get orange

(repeat with other color combos including…when you mix all the colors you get brown!)

 

oh, mouse painting…what messy fun you were.

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