I love books! I especially love children’s books. I thought it would be fun to spend some time bringing some of our favorite stories to life. Our first stop? A simple and fun It Looked Like Spilt Milk activity.
If you enjoy this book activity make sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post. You can find other book activities at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
It Looked Like Spilt Milk Activity – Cloud Blots
This is one of my very favorite books. The story is simple and repetitious which makes it wonderful for young kids and early readers. The pictures are clear and again simple.
The library is my go to place for books, but It Looked Like Spilt Milk is one that’s been on our bookshelf for a very long time. I would definitely 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, 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 prefect for preschoolers.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer… Tinkering Station
- “How Many Feet in the Bed?” Counting Book Activity
- Picky Mrs. Pickle
- Hop on Pop Preschool Activities
- Wocket in Your Pocket Art
- Create your own book activities
It Looked Like Spilt Milk originally appeared on June 20, 2011.