Wednesday, May 21, 2014

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Are you familiar with the books by Laura Numeroff?  One of my favorites to start the school year off is "If You Take a Mouse to School".

After reading the story, we created some paper mouse faces.  I love how unique and individual the mice are.

Then we did a little math, using chocolate play dough and glass beads.

We tried duplicating the science experiment the mouse did in the book.  We used baking soda and purple tinted vinegar.

In the book, the mouse creates a mouse house with blocks, so we made little pipe cleaner mice (instructions here), and then made them some houses.  

Such fun activities to go along with the story.  I really enjoy tying books into learning experiences.  It really helps bring the books to life for the kids. 

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