I love children’s books! I especially love a children’s book paired with an activity.
I thought it would be fun to bring some of our favorite stories to life. Our first stop? It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw.
Today we’re creating a simple and fun It Looked Like Spilt Milk activity.
If you enjoy this book activity, read to the bottom of this post. You can find other book activities at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
It Looked Like Spilt Milk Summary
Charles G. Shaw displays creativity in the simplest way. The book has a blue background that highlights a different white shape on each page. An ice cream cone, a rabbit, and a tree are all featured. Allowing children to appreciate abstract art that they connect with.
The story is simple and repetitious, making it wonderful for young readers. The pictures are clear and, again, simple. This book really stands the test of time.
It Looked Like Spilt Milk Activity – Cloud Blots
This childhood classic is one of my favorite books.
The library is my go-to place for books, but It Looked Like Spilt Milk has been on our bookshelf for a very long time. I would recommend this one as a must-have for every home library.
What you need: It Looked Like Spilt Milk By Charles G. Shaw, blue construction paper, dropper, egg carton, white paint. (Affiliate link.)
- Start by reading the book.
- Give each artist one dropper, an egg carton cut down to two cups, and a squirt of white paint and blue rectangles.
- Show them how to fold the paper in half by meeting the corners and pressing a crease in the center.
- Place a few small drops on one side of the paper.
- Fold the paper and press it.
- Ta da! Open the paper to reveal a fun design.
- Say, “Sometimes it looked like…” and enjoy the fun answers!
Questions to ask your kids: “What do you think will happen to the paint when you fold the paper over it?” “Do any of the pictures look similar?” “Can you control what the end product will look like?”
More fun book activities
Don’t let the fun stop here! Check out these other book activities, which are perfect for preschoolers.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer… Tinkering Station – Round up a few odds and ends and get ready for some craftsman-style tinkering.
- “How Many Feet in the Bed?” Counting Book Activity – This book (and song) has been one of our favorites. It was wonderful to act it out.
- Picky Mrs. Pickle – Has a book ever inspired a taste test at your house?
- Hop on Pop Preschool Activities
- Wocket in Your Pocket Art
- Create your own book activities – Do your little readers have a favorite book? I’ll teach you how to help them become creators of their own special activity.
- Good Night Moon Bedtime Sensory Play – Bring this Margaret Wise Brown classic to life while you wind down for bed.
Do you have an It Looked Like Spilt Milk activity? Share it in the comments.