by Dr. Suess
There's no shortage of activities you can do with this book, combining a lesson on colors and feelings. I've been wanting to try bubble painting, so after reading the story we headed outside. The project started off promising...
... but in the end the "paintings" looked like wet smudges, the baby drank some of the paint-soap-water mixture, and I was left with a mess.
If you're interested in attempting this yourself, you can find the directions at FamilyEducation.com. It calls for Tempera paint, but I'm not an art supply store and tried to make do with poster paint. Didn't work. The girls didn't seem to care, and when I pulled out the reliable finger paints they happily entertained themselves for the next hour. E painted a series on feelings, including a sad, happy, and grumpy picture. I particularly liked Mr. Sad.
A, of course, painted herself.