PURPLE : Books + Activities
Happy Purple Day!
If you have been following along with our Week of Preschool Color you know that today is all about the color Purple. Below are some fun ideas for playtime, snack, and more.
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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
If you haven't yet read this delightful classic, Harold and the Purple Crayon is the story of a little boy who uses his imagination and a purple crayon to tell a creative story. 2+
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lilly loves school. Lilly loves her teacher. And now Lilly has a new purple plastic purse that she also loves. When she brings her new purse to school and it gets confiscated she learns an important lesson about making amends. Wonderful, award winning story but one of our favorite authors. 3+
Part of the fun of a color week is finding an item of clothing or two to wear for the day. We decked out in Purple and then snapped some selfies before we headed out for the morning. (Cognitive + Self Help)
Eat a Purple Snack
At the beginning of the week our twins went to the grocery store and picked a fruit or vegetable for each of the colors of the rainbow. For Purple, they picked plums. They were so proud to pull out the snack they had picked each day and help prepare it. (Self Help)
Purple Art Invitation
Create a basket of Purple art materials. My basket included; purple markers, purple colored pencils, purple crayons, purple stampers, purple gummed art tape. Place this on your art table with some blank paper as an invitation to create. (Fine Motor + Creativity)
Harold and the Purple Crayon Big Art
Cover one of your walls in paper that is at least as tall as your child. Place a basket on the floor with purple crayons or markers as an invitation to create after reading Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Rainbow Color Contact Paper Collage
It is up to you if you want to use all of the rainbow colors or just shades of purple, but make a collage today. Grab a piece of contact paper and cut it to whatever size you prefer. We usually cover a large portion of the table or window and work on our collages together. Tape the contact paper sticky side UP to your surface. Then gather different materials: tissue paper squares, construction paper pieces, confetti, pom pom balls, whatever you have. Lay these in a basket or other container next to the contact paper for your preschooler to find.
Rainbow Journal : Purple Page
Continue the Rainbow journal today that you are using for the entire Preschool Color Week. You can find directions for starting one on our Red Day page. For purple day, turn to the next blank page and have your preschooler copy the word PURPLE. Then have them use the basic of purple art materials to draw whatever they want on the facing page. (Literacy)
This is the other project that will last you the entire Preschool Color Week. Today add to the Rainbow in the purple space. Gummed Art Tape is hugely popular in our house right now so we added some purple today. (Creativity + Social Skills)
Purple art activities
Purple building materials
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