MAGIC PINK PICTURES
| On pieces of pink construction paper,
use a pink crayon to draw and color in shapes, such as
hearts or flowers. Be sure to press down hard while you
are coloring. Mix white tempera paint with water to make
a thin wash. Then give the pink papers to your children
and invite them to brush on the white wash to make the
crayon drawings appear like magic.
For each of your children, place a spoonful of white paint
in the middle of a piece of paper and add a drop or two
of red paint. Have the children use brushes or small sponges
to mix the colors together and create pink designs on
| Spread a pink sheet or blanket
out on the floor and place pink objects around the room
where your children can easily find them. Ask the children
to search for the pink objects. Whenever they find one,
have them place it on the sheet or blanket. Continue the
game until all the objects have been found.
Give each of your children a 3-inch pink circle to use
for a pig body and a 2-inch pink circle for the pig's
head. Demonstrate how to glue the smaller circle in the
center of the larger circle and draw on eyes, ears, and
a pig nose. Then show how to twist half of a pink pipe
cleaner into a curly "tail" to tape to the back
of the pig body. Complete by attaching a craft stick handle.
Let the children use their puppets when reciting nursery
rhymes or singing "I'm a Little Piggy," below.
I'M A LITTLE PIGGY
I'm a little piggy
Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot"
With a round pig nose.
I'm all pink
From my head to my toes.
Here's my piggy tail,
As you can see,
It's pink and curly
As it can be.