Invitation to Create: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

This year Mother Goose Time is doing this really cool new Invitation to Create thing. I may have been holding my breath waiting for the September box to see what they were about. The previews made everything seem so exciting.

And I am here to tell you they live up to our expectations.  I may have been guilty of skipping ahead and doing day ten as soon as the suggested book arrived in the mail. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss was a hit for this project.

Invitation to create: My Many Colored Days

This Dr. Seuss book had us laughing because it pretty much explains my personality in a nutshell. Even the kids noticed the fact that some days I am “brown and low, low, down” then the next I am like “a busy, busy, bee.” This book really helps bring our emotions and personal energy to light.

If you can’t get your own copy of My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss check out this video:


Invitation to Create: My Many Colored Days

Mother Goose Time set up this great idea to get kids really thinking and creating on their own. They recommend leaving the book on display to inspire the kids. Mother Goose Time also included a great photo of the three primary colors blending into each other in watercolors. This one is being laminated and added to our wall for sure.

They included these paper cutouts of a person. While your child can paint and mix on a solid sheet of paper a cut out of a person makes for a greater understanding that they are painting the colors and emotions of well a person.

Supply your children with three cups of watercolor paints in red, blue, and yellow. I diluted them ahead of time allowing them to paint a bit easier with having two babies in the mix.

Talk to your child while doing this project

Encourage your children to think about the emotions connected to the colors and how each color makes them feel. What is their favorite color? How are they mixing the colors to create something new? How does it feel when our emotions mix?

Invitation to create with My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

We really love bringing Dr Seuss into our home for helping the children learn. Green Eggs and Ham is a great book for teaching early readers because it uses the same 50 words repetitively. This printable green eggs and ham game will help you make the most of the book.

This project is a great way to talk to your child about emotions, how they change from day to day and how different things in life can effect your mood. I Played with this for a few days out of the month and had the kids color it with colors to represent how they feel and at the end of the month, pulled out the past ones and lined them all up to talk to the kids about how emotions evolve over time.

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  • Danielle says:

    I would love to get involved with Mother Goose Time. It sounds like something my kids would enjoy and I love the idea of challenging and teaching kids as they play and have fun.

  • Mistee Dawn says:

    I know my daughter would love this. She loves to create all the time. This would be perfect for her.

  • Dawn Lopez says:

    What a great idea to help kids express emotions with color! I love the idea of art going along with a book theme as well. We’ve done projects like this before and the idea the book is trying to convey seems to make more sense.

  • Tara says:

    I wish Mother Goose Time was around when my daughter was a younger. It looks like a fun way for the kids to express their emotions.

  • Jaime says:

    I love this! I will have to look for it for my daughter because she needs a little extra support in expressing her emotions.