These Mouse Paint preschool activities are great follow-ups to reading Ellen Stoll Walsh’s story about three white mice and some jars of paint.
Mouse Paint is a great book for introducing toddlers and preschoolers to colors and color words. It does a great job of showing kids the process of mixing colors.
These free preschool printables and hands-on activities will help you bring the story to life.
Mouse Paint Preschool Activities
After reading the story with your children a few times, print out the Mouse Paint activities below and work through the worksheets and activities with your preschooler.
This pack of Mouse Paint printables includes the following activities:
These handwriting pages feature the letters M, P, and C. To make them reusable, you could laminate them and let your kids write with dry erase crayons.
Print the mini book out, and cut each page into for min-pages. Have your child read each sentence and color the mouse accordingly. Then, staple the pages together at the top, and have your child read it to you.
COLOR MIXING FUN
Print out both color mixing pages. Laminate the first page so you can use it over and over again. have your child put a dab of red in one of the top circles and yellow in the other one. Then, have them mix both of the colors together in the bottom circle to see what happens. Have them record their findings on the second page.
Repeat this activity with blue and yellow and blue and red.
Have students trace each color word and color the mouse in each row. They can trace with pencil or with the appropriately colored crayon.
TRACE THE LINES
Kids will fine tune their motor skills as the trace each line on this page to match each colored paint can with the same colored mouse.
COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT
Take your kiddos on a color walk. They can draw one item the see for each colored box. Or, they can draw a tally mark for each item they see along the walk. Then, you can discuss least and more with the results.
Children will color the last mouse in each row to complete the pattern. If the page is overwhelming, cut it separate strips and have them complete one pattern at a time.
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS
Read the directions to your child, and have them do as you say. They’ll color, write, and draw to complete the picture.
Follow the path between the mouse and the cat. They can color the pictures if they’d like.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT COLORS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about colors. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
White Rabbit’s Color Book – It is a cute story about how the primary colors mix to form secondary colors and how all three combined make the color brown.
The Day the Crayons Quit – Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit!
Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color – In a place where color ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and color was her passion. From brave green to in-between gray to rumble-tumble pink . . . Swatch wanted to collect them all. But colors don’t always like to be tamed. . . .
MORE COLOR FUN
This color sorting busy box great for developing hand strength, hand-eye coordination, learning colors, and discriminating similar colors.
All kids love colorful games. These color sorting mats are a perfect way to help kids practice recognizing colors and sorting at the same time!
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