Today is our purple day, which is the day that T learned what his mommies favorite color is. Now whenever anyone mentions the color purple T says, “Mommy’s favorite color”! We had fun with purple books, purple games, purple songs, purple crafts, purple food, and a purple lapbook.
- Purple Pride by Christianne C. Jones
- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Song: WE LOVE PURPLE
(Tune: “Three Blind Mice”)
We love purple, we love purple.
Yes, we do. Yes, we do.
Purple grapes and eggplant,
Purple plums and grape juice,
Just for me, just for you.
Word Recognition: Print the Purple paper to use with do-a-dot markers.
- Toilet Paper Tube
- White Paper
- Purple Paint
- Paper Plate
- Green Construction Paper
- Pour some paint onto a plate.
- Let the child dip the toilet paper tube into the paint and make circles on the white paper to look like a bunch of grapes.
- Let it dry.
- Cut it out to look like a bunch of grapes.
- Add a green stem and vines from green paper.
- Purple Construction Paper
- Craft Sticks
- Egg Carton
- Cut tulip shapes from the paper and glue a craft stick to them.
- Turn the egg carton upside down and cut slits in each egg part.
- The child can plant the tulips in the different slits.
- Count how many tulips he planted.
- 1 File Folder
- 3 White Construction Paper
- 2 Purple Construction Paper
- 5 Printing Paper
- Black cut out letters or stickers for “PURPLE” (I used my cricut to cut them)
- 1 Black Sharpie
- Purple crayons
- Purple paint
- 1 Paint brush
- Purple Markers
- 20 Purple Stickers (stars, circles, or any other purple stickers that you may have)
- Purple colored pencils
- Purple 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 Purple balloon ribbon 4″ long
- 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
- Glue bottle
- Glue stick
- Purple glitter or purple sequence
- 1 Purple felt 4″x5″
- Hot glue gun
- 5 Purple yarn 1″ each
- 5 Purple ribbons 1″ each
- 5 Purple pom-poms
- 6 Purple 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 purple 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″ plum drawn in the corner, purple crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, purple paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ violets drawn in the corner, purple markers), stickers (white printing paper, purple sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ jam drawn in the corner, purple colored pencils), play dough (purple 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 purple (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 (plum, violets, jam). 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 purple 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 “purple” 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 purple 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 “PURPLE” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add purple glitter or purple sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
- While glitter is drying go back to the purple collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “PURPLE” letters. Let it dry.
- While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
- Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the purple 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 purple 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 purple paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.
I had T color page 73 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crafts Book. Then I cut out the crayon and glued it standing upright to the front of his lapbook. I also added his name, age and the color purple to the front.
Colors Unit Study