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Reviewing Colors

Read book "Mouse Paint" and experiment with colored juices

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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 or Read/Listen here
  • During 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 the third color
  • Combine a grape and lemonade container to a 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 the child experiment with remaining frozen juice containers over several days.


Use three glasses of water and add food coloring to each glass - one red, one yellow, and one blue 

Mix in different glasses the red and yellow water; red and blue water, yellow and blue water 

Chat about the different colors


Encourage a child to help you fill the ice cube trays with different juices explaining that you are using liquids.  When you remove from the freezer talk about how the liquids became solid. Chat about how the solid ice melts into a liquid again.

Watch this video to learn about solids and liquids


Do you like books that tell you stories or tell you information and why?

If you could trade lives with somebody you know, who would it be and why?


  • Book “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh or Read/Listen here (use full screen and pause as needed)
  • 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)

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

"Mouse Paint". VIDEO
by Ellen Still Walsh (Activity 9)

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

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)

"The Alphabet Song" VIDEO
by Cedarmont Kids (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One by One" VIDEO
by Priscilla Herdman (Activity 13 & 20)

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau-Walzer Op.314" VIDEO
by Johann Strauss (Activity 20)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

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. (two kiss sounds)  I love you. (two kiss sounds)