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Frederick & Leo Lionni's Mice

Children's Picture Books Activities
Mouse theme book activities for > Chrysanthemum | Frederick and Leo Lionni's Mice Characters | Mouse Count | Mouse Paint | The Lion and Mouse

Each book is complemented with printable Mouse Activities and Crafts and related educational materials and lesson plans.  
Basic materials needed for the activities:  printer for printable crafts, paper and/or construction paper, glue stick, crayons / markers / paints, paint brushes, scissors, construction paper.

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Matthew's Dream

Tillie and the Wall

Leo Lionni's Little Mice Tales > Frederick and three more fables - Author and Illustrator:  Leo Lionni

"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."

Skills:  Encourage the imagination and creativity. Visual arts:  the collage technique. Compare to Aesop's Fables.

paper, printable, printable mouse craft template, or mouse coloring page, glue, scissors, crayons /markers/ paints

Activities > Visual Arts & Art Appreciation > Collage Technique

  • 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 paper.
  • Encourage children to use the decorated templates to create their own unique mouse collage illustration,  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.