Have you seen the book "I Ain't Gonna Pain't No More!" by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow? I absolutely adore it! It is one of my favorite books to pull out for literature based art activities for little kids. We intended to do the activity outside, but with the poor weather we just laid out a blanket in the living room instead. In fact we've done the activity twice now. Once in 2011 and once in 2012. It's an activity that members of our homeschool group love and keep requesting it.