Each book is complemented with printable mouse
activities and crafts and related educational materials and lesson plans.
materials needed for the activities: printer, paper and/or construction paper, glue stick, crayons / markers /
paints, paint brushes, scissors.
Lionni's Little Mice Tales > Frederick and three more fables - Author and Illustrator: Leo Lionni
@ your library in WorldCat
View @ YouTube: Frederick | Matthew's Dream |
Tillie and the Wall | A Busy Year
| Colors, Numbers, Letters
"Presents four little mouse stories by Leo Lionni, telling the tales of Frederick, a poet mouse; Matthew, a young mouse who is inspired to become a painter; Geraldine, a mouse who hears music for the first time; and Tillie, a mouse who is curious to know what lies beyond the wall surrounding her home."
Leo Lionni's Mice Tales - Playlist
Skills: Encourage the imagination and creativity. Visual
arts: the collage technique. Compare to Aesop's Fables.
Materials: paper, printable, printable mouse craft template,
or mouse coloring page, glue, scissors, crayons /markers/ paints
Activities > Visual Arts & Art Appreciation > Collage
- Leo Lionni was a master of the collage art technique represented in
children's picture books. Take a close look at many of his illustrations
as they collages of simple shapes.
- Discuss what is a collage
and the inventor of this art technique, Picasso.
- Select and print a simple shapes printable
mouse craft (coloring format only)
- Children will color or paint each template piece with different hues
and colors of their choice.
- The decorated craft templates are cut out, pasted and
assembled in the collage technique over a piece of color construction
- Encourage children to use the decorated templates to create
their own unique mouse collage, not necessarily as
the illustration on the template.
- Children ages 4+ and older can add other elements to their
collage, as they are inspired by a selection of Leo Lionni's books.