Thursday, January 14, 2010

stART ~ It Looked Like Spilt Milk

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Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too! The linky will be open all week.

Spilt Milk

This week we read It Looked Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw. This is a fun book that shows a different white picture blob on each blue page. We have to guess what it really is all the way till the end.

When I read this book with my first graders I had them draw a shape and then fill it in with cotton balls. Since Emily is not at the stage where she could draw a shape and have it closly resemble something I thought it would be more fun to do blob paintings.

Emily’s Blob Paintings

IMG_1044 Emily used a dropper to drop white paint onto a blue piece of construction paper. I watered the paint down so that is would work with the dropper. IMG_1047 When she felt like it was the right amount of paint she folded the paper over and smoothed it out.IMG_1048 When she opened it…

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…she said “It looks like a butterfly.”

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And it really did!!!


17 comments:

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

There's no denying that's a butterfly. Very nice project!

Rebecca said...

It does look like a butterfly! Or an apple.

Debbie said...

We loved this book! I thought it looked like an apple, but what a great idea!

Cindy said...

We love this book. I remember reading it to my 17 yr old when she was little and now her 3 yr old brother loves it just as much!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Very cute! I love the craft! :)

April said...

She is right, it does look like a butterfly!

Z-Kids said...

Wonderful craft!
-AZ

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wow, it does look like a butterfly. How fun! We love to do "blob" art.

Trudie said...

Love this idea, will give it a try!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very pretty, and the book is great too.

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

is your McKlinky gone? I do not see the other blogs? :)

Jenny said...

We've done this project before and it's so fun to see what the blobs make!

Our Little Family said...

Awww, I totally remember doing this with MY first graders, too! It was always a beloved story. I'll have to dig up my copy and try this with Maddie. Awesome!

So happy to be linking up this week!

Lindsay said...

aww so cute! It totally looks like a butterfly!

Montessori Moments said...

I really like your blog! I'm so glad I found it! We loves crafts and God too!
Hope you'll come on by for a visit, we would love to have you!

Susana said...

Joe and I love this book!

Your activity with it is a fun one and I always love seeing your pictures too.

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Hi mama - are you posting a McKlinky for stART this week? Thanks, Nicole

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