Mice

Tiny little mice.  Aren’t they cute?  That’s what we learned about in this week’s Explorastory.

Books:

“Lunch” by Denise Fleming
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” by Laura Joffe Numeroff
“Mouse Count,” by Ellen Stoll Walsh (We have a great flannel board set to tell this wonderful story!)
Other Books about Mice:
“The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear,” by Don Wood
“Seven Blind Mice,” by Ed YoungClick Here to Order these Books on the Heights Library CatalogSongs:
“Three Blind Mice”
“Hickory Dickory Dock”

Little Mousie
Here’s a little mousie Peeking through a hole.
(Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand.)�
Peek to the left. (Wiggle finger to the left.)
Peek to the right. (Wiggle finger to the right.)
Pull your head back in, (Pull finger into fist.)
There’s a cat in sight!

Art Project:  Following the story of “Mouse Count,” each child received a print-out of an empty jar (something we found online).  We laid out several ink pads of different colors (red, purple, yellow, green, etc.) and let each child make thumb prints in their jar.  After they made several prints, they used colored pencils to transform their thumb prints into little mice by adding ears, whiskers and a tail.  They could even draw that pesky snake outside of the jar!

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