#50 - Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Summary: "It was Kitten's first full moon. When she saw it, she thought, there's a little bowl of milk in the sky. And she wanted it." She jumps at it and chases it. She climbs a tree all the way to the tippy top, but she still can't quite reach it. When she sees the moon's enticing milky reflection in a pool of water, she jumps in, but all she gets is wet. What a night!

Suggested Activity Invisible Milk Ink Picture

Milk makes a perfect invisible ink to use on cardboard or heavyweight papers such as cardstock or construction paper. Apply milk with a small paintbrush or cotton swab and then let it dry completely. To make the message appear, rub any type of dark powdery substance over the picture and the powder will stick to the milk residue.
Charcoal, chalk, or graphite from a pencil lead will
all work. Try making hidden pictures by letting one
student write the picture in milk and passing it to
another student to “decode.” 

Curriculum Area: Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group
: 3 and up