This week has been busy and we haven't devoted much time to our home "school". We are stll reading about spring weather though and the girls have been very curious about clouds. I checked out a few books from the library on clouds and I wanted to share a fun activity we did on one of my favorite children's books - It Looked Like Spilt Milk.
My girls loved It Looked Like Spilt Milk and as a teacher I have loved this book for years. It is a wonderful children's book with easy repetitive text that gets the kids chanting along. It helps them work on their prediction skills as they try to decipher what comes next and of course it is a wonderful tool for engaging their imagination!
Activity: Spilt Milk Art
The first time I did this activity was during my first year of teaching with 3 year olds. That was over 13 years ago and it never ceases to amaze me how such a simple activity can produce such different results every time!
What You Need:
Paintbrushes or Sponges (optional - I have also done this via fingerpainting)
What To Do:
1. Fold the blue contruction paper in half and have the child(ren) use the white paint to blot a design on one half of the paper. This is also a good time to talk about symmetry!
2. Fold paper in half and press down
3. Open to reveal your "spilt milk" symmetrical design and have fun using your imagination to "see" what it is!
My Lil Divas each saw different things in these pictures.
In the 1st they saw - a butterfly/a heart
The 2nd was - an angel/bunch of grapes
the 4th was a bird/bow
What do you see?