Thursday, May 6, 2010

stART: It Looked Like Spilt Milk

Last week, E and I went to a FANTASTIC playdate at a friend's house.  I get such a kick out of watching her play - it seems like all of her friends are little 2 and 3 year old boys.  They were running around like wild things and E just stood there watching them for the longest time, wondering what in the world they were making so much noise for!  But, anyhow, I digress.

We got to do a lovely story and art project that I didn't have to plan!  It was great!  First, we read It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw.  This is a really neat book about . . . . clouds, of all things!  Specifically, how clouds can look like other things: spilt milk, a squirrel, a pig, whatever.

Then we got to the art project.  We were provided with blue paper and white paint in squeeze bottles.  The kiddos squirted paint all over their paper . . .

folded the paper in half and smooshed it real good . . .

and then opened it up to see what they had created!  E thought hers looked like a crab.

Here are some of the other children's masterpieces!

9 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What fun! I love the contrast with the blue and white.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

That IS a fun book. Can't go wrong with such a simple and imaginative activity.

Char said...

This looks like a fun book and activity. : )

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It could be a crab! Great activity, for a fun book.

Jolly Green Mommy said...

This looks like a lot of fun!

sbswtp said...

Great project! We love this book :)

Michelle said...

We love this book and project!! The squirt bottles look like they worked really well for this. Thank you so much for linking up to stART

littlewondersdays said...

I really like this craft and book. E would definitely be in awe at my house...all 3 are noisy, busy things. (and I'm not sure what all the noise is about either!)

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is an excellent project for this book - how neat that you got to do it in the playdate situation. We also enjoyed this book some time ago.