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Reviewing Colors

Read book "Mouse Paint" and experiment with colored juices

Instructions Printer-Friendly

In an ice cube tray/12 small freezer containers or paper cups, fill 4 with grape juice, 4 with cranberry juice, and 4 with yellow lemonade

  • Freeze until solid 
  • Read the story “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh; available in bilingual editions
  • During a snack time, remove one of the frozen colored sections and add to a glass of water
  • Watch water change color
  • Repeat with one frozen container of another color in a different glass of water
  • Watch water change color
  • Repeat for third color
  • Combine a grape and lemonade container to glass of water and watch what color forms as juice melts
  • Combine cranberry and lemonade containers to water and watch what color forms as juice melts
  • Combine cranberry and grape containers to water and watch what color forms as ice melts

Let child experiment with remaining frozen juice containers over several days.


  • Book “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh 
  • ice cube tray/small paper cups
  • grape juice
  • cranberry juice
  • yellow lemonade
  • three glasses of water

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Triangle
  • Color - Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Number - Four, 4
  • Alphabet Letters - D, M
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Love
  • Target Words - Day, Later, Night, Now

Monthly Proverb

Arabic-Every day of your life is a page of your history

Did You Know?

"Investing in high quality pre-kindergarten can make every family in America safer from crime and violence. Law enforcement leaders know that to win the war on crime, we need to be as willing to guarantee our kids space in a pre-kindergarten program as we are to guarantee a criminal a prison cell," said Sanford Newman, president of Fight Crime

Books to Read

"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle (Activity 17) (audiobook available)

Music Playlist

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau - Walzer Op. 314 Johann Strauss"
by Berliner Philharmoniker Album 100 Best Karajan 100 Best Classics (Classical) (Activity 20)

"The Alphabet Song"
by Cedarmont Kids Album 100 Singalong Songs for Kids (Children) (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One By One"
by Priscilla Herdman Album Daydreamer (Children) (Activity 13 & 20)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

(Activity 21 Month 4)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Do You Love Me? to “Brother John” tune

(Activity 26 Month 4)

Do you love me? Do you love me?

Yes I do.  Yes I do.

Give me hugs and kisses.  Give me hugs and kisses.

I love you. (kiss kiss sound)  I love you. (kiss kiss sound)