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Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint (1989)

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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"Mouse Paint," by Ellen Stoll Walsh, was about three mice that were white until they decided to play in paint, red, yellow and blue. The mice started playing and dancing in the colors that spilled but different colors than the ones they were covered in. The mice realized that when they would mix their color with a different color that was spilled, a new color would appear. This would be a great book for students who are learning their primary and secondary colors. This book also comes with a kit so the teacher can be interactive with the students to actually be able to show them the colors changing. This is also a great way to show they which colors mix to get a certain color. Several activities can be used with this book during the lesson, or even after to make sure students understand the concept. ( )
  eburlette | Sep 22, 2017 |
Three white mice escape being caught by the cat by blending in with white paper. While the cat is asleep, the mice play with paints they have found, and discover that when they are mixed together, they make more colors. At the end of the story, the mice paint parts of the paper in the 6 colors that they had, and left some white so that they may still escape the cat's eye.

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It is a great way for children to learn how to mix their primary colors. The students will learn what the three main colors are, and how to make new ones from what they already have. As someone who loves being artistic, this is fantastic.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. We can have a game where the students have three colored papers that are each a different primary color. The teacher can ask the students to raise up the colors that make up another color (example: what colors make up purple? the students would raise the red and the blue papers.
2. This would be a great time to have an art day, where the students are asked to paint something, only using the three colors they were given, and the the knowledge of how to mix them to make more. ( )
  kendall.jones | Jul 6, 2017 |
This one took its time and milked each step of the mice's paint adventure for all it was worth--the stepping in the paint, the mixing the paint, the painting the room all different colours. You can tell it was written by someone who really values paint. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | May 8, 2017 |
A story about white mouse who step on colored puddles and when the colors get moxed they discover that mixing to colors can make a new color.
Ages 3-5
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  ivettja | Mar 22, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 20, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152001182, Paperback)

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”--School Library Journal

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Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.

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