Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Colors: Purple Preschool Lesson Plans

Purple Mixing
Provide the child with red paint. Have the child mix in a little blue at a time to make purple. This can be done on a paper for an art project or in a Ziploc baggie. 

Find Something Purple 
Have the children find something in the room that is purple and have each child bring it to circle time. Have each child tell the class what they have found.

Purple Chat
Have the children name as many things they can that are purple. Write down their list.

Paper Plate Bird Mask
Have the children paint a paper plate purple. When dry have the children add feathers and a nose. Cut out holes for the eyes and add a Popsicle stick to the back of the plate near the bottom with glue.

Sponge Print
You can find already shaped sponges at most art and craft stores or you can make your own. Have your child dip the sponges into purple paint and press on a piece of paper.

Feather Headbands
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Glue the purple feathers to the headband. 

Purple Necklaces 
Have the children cut out shapes from purple construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn. Add purple colored noodles to the necklace.

Purple Rubbings
Cut shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these shapes to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shapes and rub a purple crayon over the shape. 

Cookie Cutter Painting
Put a small amount of purple tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well) Show your child how to dip the cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. 

Kool Aid Art
Sprinkle a little dry purple kool aid mix onto a piece of paper. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto the paper. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has kool-aid on it. 

Feather Painting 
Provide each child with a feather, purple paint and paper. Ask the children paint a picture using the feather as a paint brush. 

Balloon Prints
In a pie tin, place three to five teaspoon sized portions of different shades of purple tempera paint evenly spaced about the area. Inflate a small balloon to a size which will easily fit in the palm of your child's hand. Show your child how to "dip" the balloon in the paint and press firmly onto a piece of paper. Let your child mix the colors, or use one color at a time. This is messy, but the results are wonderful.

Stamping Patterns
Use rubber stamps with purple ink to create a simple pattern on the top half of a piece of paper. Ask your child to help you recreate the pattern on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.

Picture Matching 
Find stickers of purple items. Place 2 identical stickers on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut in a jig-jag form. Use a highlighter to highlight the edges. Do this with many different stickers. Have the child match the stickers, and line up the two halves of the index card. 

Purple Memory
Find stickers of purple items. Place 2 identical stickers on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut the index card in half. You can use these cards to play memory.

Purple Sort 
Draw different kinds of purple items and have the children sort the cards. Or you can cut out pictures and glue each onto a separate piece of paper. Have the children sort the items. 

My Favorite Purple Fruit
Ask the children what their favorite purple fruit is. Apples, Kiwi, Grapes!!! Graph the results.

Taste Test
Have the children try purple kool aid. Ask them whether they like it or not. Record the results.

Lacing Cards
Cut purple poster board into shapes and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn or a shoestring into the cards. 

Purple Play Doh
Have the children make a variety of items with purple play doh.

Fingerprint Bugs 
(A Big Hit with my Toddlers) Supply each child with a piece of white paper and a purple non-toxic stamp pad. Show the child how to make fingerprints on the paper, using only one finger at a time. When finished, add legs and antennae with a black pen, or for older children, have them add the legs and antennae. 

Purple Jar
For older children. Fill a small jar with similar purple items. Ask each child to guess how many purple items are in the jar. For younger children, limit the number of purple items to less than ten. Record each child's guess. Count the purple items. 

Purple Jar 2
Provide three identical jars with pre-counted purple items of 20, 30, and 40. Label these jars 20, 30 and 40. Place 20 to 40 purple items in a fourth identical jar. Allow the children to examine all four jars before they guess. Record the children's approximations. Count the purple items.

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