I have to admit when we started doing color themed bins I couldn’t wait for it to be PINK week. I’m pretty girly already but with 2 little girls that love all things pink and sparkly, there’s pretty much always an explosion of PINK in our house. So get ready for PINK overload this week with our baby bin theme.
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Here is a look at what we have planned for our next 6 color themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Pink Read Aloud:
If Everything Were Pink by Hannah Eliot is a silly book celebrating all the shades of pink from ballet pink, to rose pink and everything in between. The illustrations had my girls cracking up and learning new vocabulary at the same time with the labeled items on each page.
Pink Sensory Bin:
Play ideas for this bin:
1. Put together a pink heart puzzle card.
2. Find all of the princesses.
3. Find all of the jewelry and play dress up.
4. Find all of the animals.
5. Find all of the food, and feed it to the piggies.
6. Roll, toss, kick and play with the balls.
Pink Heart Threading:
To prep this fun fine motor bin, I started with a bunch of pink felt and foam hearts. Next, I punched a hole in the center of the foam hearts with a regular hole punch and cut a slit in the felt hearts with scissors. Then, I added a few pink paper straws and pipe cleaners. Aubrey needed no direction, she knew just what to do and got bust poking the hearts and threading them on the straws and pipe cleaners. This was a perfect quiet activity and is now in a zipper pouch in our diaper bag for future use at restaurants and doctors offices to tame the emerging toddler crazy.
Pink Heart Stamping:
For this baby safe painting activity, I made yogurt paint by mixing plain greek yogurt with magenta food coloring. I wanted the color nice and dark since I was having aubrey paint on pink paper too so I added lots of food coloring, but if you don’t want it to stain your little ones hands feel free to add just a little!
After the paint was all mixed up I put a few scoops in a plastic dish with sponges that I cut into heart shapes. I demonstrated the process of dipping and stamping, then Aubrey took over squishing and stamping hearts all over the page. Of course in the end the entire page ended up covered in pink, but this paint isn’t really made to be stored anyways, so plan to toss the pages after admiring your little one’s work.
Pink Bubble Sensory Bin:
Aubrey LOVES water play, so this week I created a pink bubble bin with water, a drop of pink food coloring, and lots of dish soap. I put the dish soap and food coloring in our bin first then ran warm water into bin to fill it up and make bubbles at the same time. I added in a few pink silicone cupcake liners, bowls, cups and whisks for mixing, pouring an pretending.
Pink 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 pink book page, I first cut out a large rectangle from the center of 2 pieces of pink cardstock. Then I cut two pieces of contact paper that were slightly bigger than the pink 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 pink pictures, stickers, sequins, and feathers to create a pink collage.
After she was finished, I glued the second pink 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, blue, and purple collage pages to form a unique color flip book.
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