Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors and we always enjoy reading My Many Colored Days. As a matter of fact, we have done this project before, but since we have been talking about feelings, I thought it would be appropriate to do it again.
How are you feeling today? A little blue? Yellow? I enjoyed talking to C and R about the way different colors can express moods and emotions. C remembered reading that Koko the gorilla used the color red to express anger. If you are not familiar with Koko, she is a gorilla that communicates with people through sign language.
After reading My Many Colored Days and discussing the colors/feelings connection, C and R painted their own colorful pages of emotion.
Look at C finger painting. This may be a first. I almost fell over when he told me he was going to finger paint.
R never hesitates when it comes to finger (or whole hand) painting. She has no problem getting messy.
R was feeling pretty cool; green, blue, and purple.
C was in a warm and fuzzy mood with lots of red, yellow, and orange.
This week, I am linking our book project to A Mommy's Adventures where Michelle hosts stArt. The idea is to combine a story with an art project. If you are interested in reading about stArt projects, visit A Mommy's Adventures.