This week we had so much fun with all things PURPLE for our baby bin theme.
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Here is a look at what we have planned for our first 6 color themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Purple Read Aloud:
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is such a classic and made the perfect purple themed story to kick off our week. Harold is an imaginative little boy who uses his purple crayon to draw himself an entire adventure from beginning to end.
Purple Sensory Bin:
Play Food (cupcakes, grapes, jelly, etc.)
Play ideas for this bin:
1. Find the cars and drive them.
2. Put together a purple oval puzzle
3. Find the purple animals.
4. Find all of the food, and feed it to mommy.
5. Play purple dress up.
6. Build a house for the hippo.
Purple Coloring Tray:
Inspired by our friend Harold, I gathered all of the purple coloring tools I could find. Then I printed a page for Aubrey to color stamp and explore.
Purple Paint in a Bag:
For this baby safe painting activity, I drew grapes on a ziplock bag. Next, I added a few squirts of pink and blue paint. Then, I sealed it up and taped it shut for some fun no mess and no stress color mixing and painting.
Purple Frosting Play Dough:
For this activity, I made a batch of my favorite easy, taste safe, play dough. Then I gave Aubrey a tray with the purple frosting play dough, cookie cutters,and rollers. She used the cutters and rollers to play, stamp, squish and explore.
Frosting Playdough Recipe:
In a stand mixer, mix 1 cup purple funfetti frosting and 3 cups of powdered sugar.
That’s it! If it’s too sticky add more powdered sugar.
Too dry? Add more frosting. Sooooo easy and a great texture.
Purple Color Collage:
At the end of each color week we are making a color collage that I will put together in a book for Aubrey to flip through.
To make the purple book page, I first cut out a large rectangle from the center of 2 pieces of purple cardstock. Then I cut two pieces of contact paper that were slightly bigger than the purple rectangles.
I took the backing off of one piece of contact paper and stuck one rectangle on it. Then I gave Aubrey a tray full of purple pictures, stickers, sequins, and feathers to create a purple collage.
After she was finished, I glued the second purple rectangle on top of the first and pressed the remaining piece of contact paper over the top to seal the collage inside. Next, I trimmed the excess contact paper around the rectangle. I hole punched the top corner and added it to a small metal ring with our red, orange, yellow, green, and blue collage pages to form a unique color flip book.
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