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Arts and Crafts
Give children red and white paint in cups, along with a spoon or two, paint brushes and a third container. Have them add whatever quantities of each color they want, stirring and mixing to their hearts delight. Then have them paint with the colors they have come up with. Seeing where pink comes from is really fun and so important for cognitive development. You can control the color by just giving a dab of red and lots of white in the 2 cups.
Collect scraps of wrapping paper all year. For this theme, have the children search for scraps that contain the color pink. They can cut the flowers or whatever pink shapes there are and glue on a sheet of paper (could be pink but it looks really great on black!).
Have the children look through magazines and old catalogs for pink things, cut out and make a pink book. If you are creative, draw images that they can color, such as a sink (making a pink sink) or a drink and expect someone to rhyme "stink" but that is OK since they have grasped the concept of rhyming!
Shake popped popcorn in a paper bag with a little pink powder paint. These are the blossoms. Glue them to a piece of construction paper or oak tag that has a bare tree drawn on.
Make a simple flamingo by making a number 2 as a body and then adding legs.
Pink Plate Faces
Have children make a paper plate face of themselves. Insert a slightly inflated pink balloon in the mouth for a pink bubble of bubble gum. With older children you could let them inflate and deflate the balloon like a real wad of gum. This would be both hard and dangerous for the littles. Should turn out kinda cute.
Coffee can (for circle stencil)
white construction paper
pink tempera paint
scissors, tape, glue, marker
1. Trace the coffee can to make a circle shape for each child
2. Draw dotted lines on the circle start on outside of circle and draw down to center. These circles will be the cones
3. Cut out circles and along the dotted lines, fold the cones into shape and tape
4. Color the cotton balls by placing in a Ziploc bag with a little bit of tempera paint and shake to coat
5. Place colored cotton balls in cone (after paint has dried) glue the layers on to hold in place
Impeccable Pigs (Mailbox idea)
Provide each child with a pig cut out shape and have the children paint using pink finger paint. When the paint has dried the children can glue on a large wiggle eye and a pink curly pipe cleaner.
Cotton Candy II
Take paper towel tubes and cotton balls and make a stick of cotton candy. Glue all cotton on top of stick.
Make pig puppets
Begin by having each child paint a plain white paper cup pink. When the paint dries, have the child create some pink construction paper ears and tape them to the cup. The kids can add wiggle eyes or draw eyes with markers. Help the kids use a sharpened pencil to poke a hole in the lower side of the puppet. The child can then slip a finger into the hole to manipulate the puppet.
Games and Activities
Invite children and parents to look for pink collage items at home to bring to school. Use a very large pink poster board heart as the base for your pink collage.
Let each child mix spoonfuls of red and white paint in a cup. Record how many spoonfuls of each color he or she uses and then paint a little sample of the mixed color next to the numbers. You end up with a colorful mixing chart for your math and science area. You can look to see who used the most spoonfuls of red, pink, or who used the least spoonfuls, who mixed the darkest shade, the lightest shade, etc.
Play "I spy with my little eye, something that is pink" all around the house. It is great to play this outdoors in springtime if you live near flowering trees that are in bloom.
Pink P Words
Combine pink with other P words such as: pig, petunias, pansies, paint, paper, paste, pop etc. The class can plant pink and purple flowers, pat pink paint on pig or pansies shapes; play with pink play dough (pat, push, pull), paste pink (tissue) paper as blossoms on a tree; make pretty pink necklaces from pink dyed macaroni; and blow and pop bubbles from pink tinted bubble solution.
Recipes and Snacks
Pink foods: salmon, pink cupcakes, pink lemonade
Mix together 2 cups plain yogurt,12 ounce can unsweetened frozen apple-cranberry juice concentrate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour the mixture into small paper cups and insert plastic spoons for handles. Chill in the freezer until set, then serve as treats for snack time. Makes 8 to 10.
Make bologna sandwiches into pigs with raisins for eyes, a small circle of bologna for a nose, and triangles of bologna for ears.
Songs, Poems and Finger Plays
The Color Song
(Tune: This Old Man)
Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, tie your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch the ground.
White, white, white, take a bite.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Purple, purple, purple, draw a circle.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hurray!
Pink (tune: Jingle Bells)
Cotton candy, fat pink pigs,
Girls with socks and bows,
That is how it goes!
Bubble gum, valentines,
These are all pink too.
Pink icing and pink balloons,
We can spell can you? yes!
That spells pink.
That spells pink.
Bubble gum is pink
Pigs and piggies pink
Pink, Pink, Pink
Pink, Pink, Pink
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Saturday, 18 October 2008
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