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Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 Summer Book Exchange!

We recently participated in the "Love Books" Summer Book Exchange.  It was so much fun!  Check out our last year's exchange here.  This year we were paired up with Lauren from Tutus & Tea Parties.  We received one of our favorite books, Mouse Paint!

We began by reading the book, then we used the puppets she sent us to retell the story.  There were mice puppets, paint jar puppets, paint puddle puppets and then there were mouse bottom puppets to show what color each mouse turned.  These were the highlight of the package.  My girls still play with these!

Next we had some fun with color mixing in baggies. 

I added a little printable I found on Pinterest. :)

Here A is getting ready to do some paint mixing on a cute little handmade painter's palette.

Finally, the girls went on a color hunt.  They found toys and put them on the correct color paint puddle.

This was so much fun!  Check out all of the other book projects over at The Educators' Spin on it!  Thanks again, Lauren and "Bug!"

The Educators' Spin On It


Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It said...

We love the book mouse paint! Love all the activities that Lauren sent! Think it's cute you both sent mouse books to each other! Thank you so much for participating in the Summer book Exchange! We have a fun activity your girls might enjoy too for this book! You could make it with their names instead. http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/05/easy-mothers-day-craft.html

Anonymous said...

Mouse Paint is a fun book. The activities Lauren sent are great and you added some wonderful personal touches. I like that you added the printable and that they found their own toys to put on the "puddles" of paint. We had fun participating for the first time this year.

: 0 ) Theresa (Capri + 3)