Objective: To learn about the color purple
Message: Red and blue make purple.
- Purple by Heather Adamson
- Purple by Nicole Pristash
- I See Purple by Trudy Micco
- Purple by Patricia M. Stockland
- Why Are Animals Purple? by Melissa Stewart
- Purple by G.J. Holmes
- Purple as a Plum by Molly Dingles
- Purple by Sarah L. Schuette
- Purple by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Music: “The Color Song” (CDC page 279-280)
(Tune: “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad”)
Purple is the color for a bunch of grapes.
Purple is the color for grape juice too.
Purple is the color for a violet.
I like purple. Don’t you?
Fine Motor Skills:
- CCBS page 22
- LLCS pages 16-17
Gross Motor Skills: Dancing to songs with purple in the title.
- “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix
- “Purple Rain” by Prince
- “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley
Craft/Activity: The Purple Cow (CDC page 315)
I never saw a purple cow.
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you anyhow
I’d rather see than be one.
- Cow printable (http://www.coloring-pages-kids.com/coloring-pages/animal-coloring-pages/farm-animals-coloring-pages/cows-coloring-pages-gallery.php)
- Plastic sheeting
- Red and blue food coloring
- Empty container
- Print the cow printable on blank paper.
- Cover a workspace with the plastic sheeting.
- Fill the container with some water.
- Add some red and some blue food coloring to the water.
- Stir the colored with the paintbrush until mixed into the color purple. Add more of either color to change the hue of the purple.
- Paint the cow printable with the purple colored water. Do not over saturate the paper.
- Allow the colored water to dry completely.
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
Let’s Learn Colors & Shapes (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-201-2
Schiller, Pam and Pat Phipps. The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood (Revised). 2011. Gryphon House. Inc. ISBN 978-0-87659-358-5
Purple Cow Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson