It Looked Like Spilt Milk originally appeared on June 20, 2011.
Because I am such a lover of literature, especially children’s literature, I thought it would be fun to spend some time bringing some of our favorite stories to life. Join me all week for a daily book review and activity.
By Charles G. Shaw
This is one of my very favorite books. The story is simple and repetitious which makes it wonderful for young children and early readers. The pictures are clear and again simple.
It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Cloud Blots
I saw some Paint Blot projects online and knew right away they would be perfect for an It Looked Like Spilt Milk activity. S and T were visiting the day we enjoyed this one. We started off reading the book and then it was off to the art table.
what you need: blue construction paper ~ dropper ~ egg carton ~white paint
I set the table before reading the book so it was completely ready. Each kid had their own setting (just like in the picture). When they sat down I showed them how to fold the paper in half by meeting the corners and pressing a crease in the center.
The droppers are a little tricky, but T got the hang of it quickly. A few small drops on one side of the paper are enough!
Squishing the paint in between the folded paper might be the best part!
Ta da! After opening the paper to reveal a fun design I simply said “Sometimes it looked like…” They had a lot of fun answers.
Questions (to ask your kids): ”What do you think will happen to the paint when you fold the paper over it?” ”Do any of the pictures look similar?” ”Can you control what the end product will look like?”
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