Bilingüe Book Buddy: Millie y Los Colores Perdidos
Millie y Los Colores Perdidos / Millie and the Lost Colors is a bilingual story about a girl and raccoon going on a world adventure in search of the colors of the rainbow. They collect items from around the world to collect all the colors they need. Watch as all the colors reappear in the world around them. Join her journey with these fun companion activities.
Nene Bilingüe seeks to provide bilingual homes the tools and resources to promote language development while nurturing parent-child interaction. Libro-Tivities are academic and fun activities to help families re-engage with bilingual books.
Reading bilingual books can promote biliteracy, inclusivity, and multiculturalism through storytelling, expressions, and illustrations. So pick up a book and keep reading!
Book Title: Millie y Los Colores Perdidos / Millie and the Lost Colors
Written by: Erika Deery
About these books: Millie and Mr. Raccoon are traveling the world in search of colors to bring back to their world.
Materials Needed: Squirt bottles, water, watercolor cakes, plastic inclined frame, cookie sheet or art platter, paper or flat canvas (optional)
Fill your squirt bottles with warm water. Take an inexpensive watercolor cake strip and remove the colors from the tray. Place a cake into each squirt bottle. Close and shake the bottles well until the water is tinted. This DIY water colors may not be saturated enough to show up on paper or canvas. Place the plastic inclined frame on a cookie sheet and attach a paper or flat canvas. Have fun squirting different colors onto the inclined surface and watch the colors drip onto the cookie sheet. Do the colors mix? Can you create a rainbow?
Materials Needed: Song: “10 Pajaritos” by 123 Con Andres, crayons or markers, cut out shapes, 10 pajaritos
Create a house or building using cut-out shapes. Print out 10 little birds and color them using different colors. Name the colors as you color them in, or play a matching game by outlining each bird and having your child color them in with a matching color.
Sing the song as you take bird off the roof and counting as you go.
Colores de Noche
Materials Needed: Water color paints, paint brushes, water, cardstock paper, black washable paint
Create a night sky using blue and purple shades. First wet the entire paper so it is damp but not drenched. We used liquid water color paints, but you can also use water color cakes. Paint the entire paper using a swirl technique to allow for colors to blend well. Let dry. Choose what type of tree you’d like to paint. We chose a winter tree. Finally paint the truck and branches. Once dried you’ll have a beautiful night sky painting.