Our last color is pink which is normally considered a girly color,, but I think I found some fun activities for boys. We had some fun with pink book, pink games, pink songs, pink crafts, pink foods, and a pink lapbook. We also added our last balloon to our color clown.
- Pink Takes a Bow by Christianne C. Jones
- Penny Loves Pink by Cori Doerrfeld
Song: I’M A LITTLE PIGGY
Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little piggy
With a round pig nose.
I’m all pink
From my head to my toes.
Here’s my piggy tail,
As you can see,
It’s pink and curly
As it can be.
Color Recognition: Show the child 3 different colored cars (include pink). Have the child point to the pink car.
Word Recognition: Print the Pink paper to use with do-a-dot markers.
Discuss: What is something pink? Pig, heart, flamingo, etc…
- Pink Paint
- White Paper
- Paper Plate
- Pour some paint on the plate.
- Dip the child’s foot in the paint.
- Place the foot print on the paper.
- Dip the other foot in the paint and put it on the paper with the heels in the same spot but the toes off to the side a bit.
- Draw a hart around it.
Pink Bubble Gum
- Paper Plate
- Pink Balloon
- Googly Eyes
- Use the paper plate for a head.
- Color some hair on the face and glue on googly eyes.
- Blow up the balloon a bit and tape it to where the mouth is.T liked trying to blow a bubble like Mommy.
- 1 File Folder
- 3 White Construction Paper
- 2 Pink Construction Paper
- 5 Printing Paper
- Black cut out letters or stickers for “PINK” (I used my cricut to cut them)
- 1 Black Sharpie
- Pink crayons
- Pink paint
- 1 Paint brush
- Pink Markers
- 20 Pink Stickers (stars, circles, or any other pink stickers that you may have)
- Pink colored pencils
- Pink play dough
- Play dough tools (just a few)
- 8″x10″ Balloon pattern from cardstock
- 4″x5″ Balloon pattern from cardstock
- 1 Scissors
- 1 White balloon ribbon 3 feet long
- 4 Pink balloon ribbon 4″ long
- 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
- Glue bottle
- Glue stick
- Pink glitter or pink sequence
- 1 Pink felt 4″x5″
- Hot glue gun
- 5 Pink yarn 1″ each
- 5 Pink ribbons 1″ each
- 5 Pink pom-poms
- 6 Pink buttons
Procedure: Today I decided to just do one part of the lapbook at a time instead of setting up the 6 stations at the table. This way we didn’t have to do it all at once.
- Open file folder and twice fold (fold one end toward the middle crease then fold the other end toward the middle crease) in the sides so you can open the folder in the middle with the two doors on each side.
- Glue 1 piece of white construction paper in the middle.
- Cut the 2 pink pieces of construction paper in half long-wise.
- Glue one half on each side of the open lapbook and on each side of the closed lapbook.
- Let the child complete the following activities: coloring (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ pig drawn in the corner, pink crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, pink paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ heart drawn in the corner, pink markers), stickers (white printing paper, pink sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ flamingo drawn in the corner, pink colored pencils), play dough ( pink play dough, play dough tools).
- Let your child start with painting (so it will dry on time)and work on the other activities ending with play dough (so you will have time to cut while he plays). Child should fill as much of each paper as possible with pink (the picture and the blank space).
- While child is playing with play dough; mom will cut a 3.5″x3.5″ square around each colored picture (pig, heart, and flamingo). Save the rest of the paper for the balloons.
- Cut a piece of the white construction paper in half long-wise. Fold it in a tri-fold accordion style. Glue the 3 pink pictures on the 3 sections (all pictures should be one the same side of the opened paper). Glue the back of the bottom third of the paper to the bottom right of the lapbook.
- Mom will trace and cut a 4″x5″ balloon shape with the cardstock pattern out of the crayon paper, markers paper, stickers paper, and colored pencil paper (be sure to save the scraps). Then cut an 8″x10″ balloon shape with the cardstock pattern out of the painted paper (be sure to save the scraps).
- Tie the 3 foot balloon ribbon to the painted balloon and hang it on the wall with the ribbon in the clowns hand. (you can write “pink” on the balloon before you hang it if you would like).
- Tie the 4″ balloon ribbons to each of the crayon, markers, sticker, and colored pencil balloons. Glue them in the center of the lapbook being sure to glue the top part of each ribbon too. You can tie all the ribbons together or leave them hanging.
- Child will cut the scraps that were saved into 2″ pieces (the shape doesn’t matter).
- Cut 1 piece of white printing paper in half so you have an 8″x4″ piece. Fold it long-wise so it measure 4″x4″.
- Child will glue his paper scraps on the front of the folded paper and on both sides of the inside to form an pink collage. Let it dry.
- While the collage drys take the other half of the white construction paper that was cut in half long-wise earlier. Cut it down to 8″x4″. Twice fold in the sides like the lapbook is folded (so you have kind of doors on the front).
- Open it up and write “PINK” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add pink glitter or pink sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
- While glitter is drying go back to the pink collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “PINK” letters. Let it dry.
- While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
- Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the pink felt piece. Have the child show you were he want’s the yarn, ribbon, pom-poms, and 5 of the buttons. Mom will hot glue them on.
- Then glue the felt sensory collage to the top right of the lapbook.
- Go back to the glitter book and close both sides of the front cover. With the hot glue gun glue the extra pink button on the middle of the front being sure to just put glue on one of the flaps. Glue the glitter book to the top left of the lapbook.
- Go back to the pink paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.
Colors Unit Study