Today we read the book Mouse Paint which is about three mice that are white and they get into some paint and mix it all up. It is a very cute book.
After reading about the mice mixing the paint we did a little mixing ourselves. We started with clear water and added red food coloring. Then we added blue food coloring to make purple water . This is a great hands on experience for the kids.
We also played another round of UNO . We matched numbers this time . This was a little more difficult than the colors. In UNO there are 4 colors and 9 numbers so we doubled the amount of sorting categories . Many of the children were able to immediately match the numbers . A few of the younger children needed help . We are still having problems distinguishing the number 6 from the number 9. When you see these numbers at home, point them out to your child . I usually say ” On a 9 there is a round shape at the top . On a 6 the round shape is at the bottom. ”