June 23 is National Pink Day

by Janine

Celebrate the color pink in your classroom!  Here are a few ideas to get you started.  And remember, pink doesn’t have to be just for girls!

  • Finger Paint with red and white paints so the children can experiment and make different shades of pink in their picture.

   

  • Create a pink scavenger hunt.  Have the children search for things that are pink throughout your classroom.
  • Serve a pink-themed snack.  Some ideas are pink lemonade, raspberry sherbet, strawberry ice cream, or even have the children mix their own cup of pink pudding (vanilla pudding with a few drops of red food coloring).

  • Plant a garden using a variety of pink flowers.
  • Have a dance party and add pink scarves and balloons for extra fun.
  • Add pink rice to your sensory table.

  •  Read Pinkalicious, by Victoria and Elizabeth Kahn or one of these other pink-themed books

Have fun and think pink!  We’d also love to hear how you can incorporate pink into your classroom on June 23rd!

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4 Responses to June 23 is National Pink Day

  1. Veronica Hanson says:

    Pink playdoh! In Baggie put shaving cream and couple drops of red and white water colors and let children squish and make a pink cloud!
    Pink flubber. Make pink smoothies. Mix strawberries and vanilla yogurt! Yummy!

  2. Lisa Baker says:

    I just have a cute story. One of my boy students asked me what my favorite color was. I told him, “Pink.” He decided his favorite color was pink too (to his father’s chagrin). He was four at the time. He is now seven and it is still his favorite color (still to his father’s chagrin). lol Truth: A lot of the things we choose as our favorites, may be heavily influenced by people we look up to.

  3. Kate Miller says:

    Mix old or broken white and red crayon shavings together in a muffin tin and melt them in the oven to make pink crayons. (Give each child their own part of the muffin tin. ) Have them put the shavings in themselves to their desired amount. Take the muffin tins home and bake them. the next day have the kids name their new pink crayon shade using the word pink in their name. The kids can then use their new pink crayons to create a pink picture!

    Collect a variety of pink paint samples (all shades) from Lowes or any other paint store. (Other colors too, you can use these for so many things! They’re great to have around the classroom!) Here are some activities for the pink paint samples:
    – have the kids put them in color shade order (light to dark, dark to light)
    – cut them into small squares and have the kids create a flamingo or pig collage. (Have a template for the younger kids to follow)
    -using food coloring and clay/shaving cream have the students mix a little bit of red at a time and try to match up their pink clay/shaving cream shade to a paint sample shade. If they don’t match it exactly have them make up a new name.
    -make a chart of “more red vs. more white” give each kid one of the samples and have them place their paint sample on the chart stating that their shade of pink has more red in it, or more white. (This lesson would be easier with a introduction of actually mixing red and white paint showing if you mix more red what it would look like, and if you mix more white what it would look like. Also giving the kids a balanced color to base their decision off of)

    • CCL Admin says:

      Kate, you were randomly chosen as the winner of our FB contest. Thank you for posting! Please email ellen at childcarelounge dot com to provide your mailing address.

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