For my Mice themed story time I flannelized the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh and made it into a box story. Well, actually I made the pieces out of foam which worked nicely on the box as the pieces were sturdy and durable!
The mice find three jars of paint. They have some fun, jump into the paint and change colors!
They have even more fun when the paint spills and they jump into the puddles. Their feet change different colors!
The paint gets a little sticky so they wash themselves off in the cat’s bowl while he is sleeping.
The mice decide that painting on paper is much better than painting themselves. They paint the white paper all different colors…But, they leave a part of the paper white so the cat still can’t find them when he comes sniffing around!
This was such a fun story to tell! The best part was after I “dunked” the mice into the paint jars and they changed colors…one of the girls kept asking how I did that and of course, I answered…Magic!
I covered a box in white paper to create a background for the mice. I kept the pieces in the box and as I told the story I pulled the pieces out. Removable glue dots work nicely or you can tape the pieces ahead of time.
The template I used can be found on Kidzclub.com. Check out the website for many other story board templates and ideas. It is a fantastic resource!