Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wishy Washy Day

As part of our farm theme the girls and I had a wishy-washy day! We started by reading a few of our favorite Mrs. Wishy-Washy books.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy- The cow, pig, and duck jump, roll, and paddle in the lovely mud until Mrs. Wishy-Washy comes along with her brush and tub. Children love to see the animals get the last word in this fun, predictable book.

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm- When the cow, pig, and duck get fed up with Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her tub they leave the farm and head to the city. They soon learn that there's no place like home!

Mrs. Wishy-Washy Makes a Splash- It's bath time but all the animals hid. Guess who ends up in the tub instead?

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Splishy-Sploshy- The meanies invade Mrs. Wishy-Washy's shed and play splishy-sploshy with her paint. No mess is too big for Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her trusty scrub brush.

We went outside to enjoy a few activities inspired by the books. The girls stomped and rolled our plastic farm animals in a tub of mud (potting soil and water). Oh, lovely mud!

Along came Mrs. Wishy-Washy! Using a tub of soapy water and child-sized scrub brushes, the girls scrubbed the animals. It was fun to hear them quote the books as they played.

Next the girls scrubbed the outside toys.

Time for some more messy fun! The girls finger painted with brown finger paint. I have tried finger painting with Lauren before but this is the first time she was willing to put her hands in the paint. You can tell by the look on her face that she was not sure what to think. She spread the paint so carefully. Julia on the other hand has no reservations about messy art. She would jump head first into the paint if I let her!

We ended our wishy washy day by eating mud (chocolate pudding with crushed Oreos) and rereading our wishy-washy books. We had so much fun that we're already planning our next book themed day. Check back soon to read about our Fancy Nancy day!


  1. Oh! This is SO cute! We are going to have to use this idea when we have our farm theme!! There are some cute printables with Mrs. Wishy Washy at that I want to use, but the real messy stuff has got to happen!

    I can't wait to see what y'all do with Fancy Nancy - that's something else fun I want to do something with!

  2. So cute! We recently made "clean mud" after reading the book, "Stuck in the Mud". You might like it; the book is a lot of fun.

  3. I love messy fun! Thanks for linking:0)