I already use the story, Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh, to teach about color mixing.....
green from blue and yellow.....
purple to go with this sweet, purple mouse, so here it is!
I'm so excited to introduce The Tale of the Purple Mouse.
The focus of this mini book is:
Color words: red, blue, and purple
Number words: one, two, three, four, and five
Elements of text: characters, setting, problem, and solution
Art concept of color: red and blue create purple
SO MANY SKILLS IN JUST ONE MINI-BOOK, RIGHT? :-D
HOW TO MAKE PURPLE PAINT:
Put a little red paint inside a sandwich-size Zip-lock bag; down in the bottom corner.
Put a little blue paint in the other bottom corner.
Press out most of the air and seal.
Write each child's name on a "mixing bag" and let them squish the bag to mix the paint.
They may take it home to paint with a Q-Tip.
MINI BOOK! :)
We also have a cute purple mouse puppet that goes perfectly with this story.