Enjoy this simple preschool lesson plan about the color pink. The activities below will introduce children to the color pink through fun facts, activities, books, songs, and a game. This lesson plan works well in conjunction with a daycare center unit theme about colors.
Pink Science Activity
In this simple science activity, children will pose the question “What happens when you mix the color white with the color red?”
Materials: Red paint, white paint, paper plate
Instructions: Put a paper plate in front of each child and add white paint to the paper plates. Next, add a little bit of red paint to each paper plate. Encourage the children to use their index finger to mix in the red paint. Observe. Ask the children about the new color they see.
Each student should bring in one pink item from home. As well, have some pink items on hand such as fabric scraps, yarn, buttons, tissue paper, cotton balls, confetti, glitter, wallpaper, wrapping paper. Have each child present their pink item and then glue the items to create a collage. The children can add pink embellishments of their choosing.
Pink Music and Movement
Sing the song “Pink”* by to the tune of “Jingle Bells”
“Cotton candy, fat pink pigs
girls with socks and bows
That is how it goes
Bubble gum, valentines
these are all pink too
Pink icing and pink balloons
We can spell can you? YES!”
Pink Picnic or Pink Snack
Encourage each child to bring in a pink snack and have a pink snack party or picnic. Some food choices include: Pink grapefruit, strawberry soup, cupcakes or cookies with pink frosting, vanilla pudding mixed with a little bit of red food coloring, pink fruit leather, pink jello, pink grapefruit juice, and pink lemonade.
Preschool Books about the Color Pink
Here are some great books about the color pink to share with children:
Pink: Seeing Pink All Around Us (A+ Books: Colors) by Michael Dahl (Jan 2006)
Pink As a Piglet (Community of Color) by Molly Dingles (Jul 2004)
Pink (Colors Set 2) by Patricia M. Stockland and Julia Woolf (Jan 1, 2011)
Pink Takes a Bow (Know Your Colors) by Christianne C. Jones and Todd Ouren (Aug 2007)
Pink Foods (Colors We Eat) by Isabel Thomas (Sep 15, 2005)
Double Pink by Kate Feiffer and Bruce Ingman (Oct 25, 2005)
Pink! by Lynne Rickards (Jan 1, 2009)
Polly’s Pink Pajamas by Vivian French and Sue Heap (Apr 13, 2010)
Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann (May 23, 2006)
Pink and Blue (Get Ready-Get Set-Read!) by Gina Erickson M.A., Kelli C. Foster Ph.D. and Gifford Russell (Aug 10, 1994)
*”Pink” taken from PreschoolEducation.com
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