Monday, February 15, 2010

Pinkalicious Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

I know that this sounds like a girly lesson plan, but the boys in preschool class also got into the book Pinkalicious. It is a silly book about a little girl that eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink. What a good lesson to teach your kids...anything is okay as long as it is done in moderation. And the key to making pink cool for boys is to do hands-on activities and running activities during playtime. If you have some die-hard boys that refuse to have anything to do with pink...give them green. Green is the antidote to pink in the book.

What to Wear:
Pink! From pink tutus to pink wands, pink socks, pink t-shirts, pink hats.


(Sung to: "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!

What is pink? List as many pink things as everyone can think of: Ham, Flamingo, Ice Cream, Pig, Tongue, Rose, Tulip, Pajamas, Princess Dresses, Bows

1. Pink Beaded Bracelets: Have kids string pink pony beads onto a pipe cleaner or stretchy string. If using stretchy string and you are not familiar with it, here is a video to help you get started:
2. Pink Paper Chains

3. Fingerpainting Letter P: Let the kids mix red and white paint on a plate to see how they create pink. Then paint in a letter P printout:
4. Frost Pink Cupcakes: this can become part of their daily snack. You can also provide pink sprinkles for extra fun.

Play with Pink Playdough (bring Ziploc bags so can go home with kids).
Here is my favorite recipe for playdough (and it's super easy):

MICROWAVE PLAY DOH: (scented, if use Kool Aid)
6 tablespoons cream of tartar
3 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup salt
3 cups water
food coloring/powder paint/or Kool Aid packet


Combine all ingredients in microwave proof dish and beat until smooth. Cover with cling wrap and microwave on high for 7 minutes, stirring half way through cooking. If the mixture is still gooey, microwave for another minute. (Since all microwaves are different, be sure to watch the dough while cooking). Cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

1. Pink Streamers: Make a simple dancing streamer with a dowel (can be purchased in a pack in the craft section of Wal-Mart) and birthday streamers.
2. Pink Balloons: Blow up a bag of pink balloons and give each child a balloon to run around with or play a game trying to keep the balloons up in the air.

Pinkalicious pictures printed from Elizabeth Kann's website:

Pink cupcakes, pink frosted sugar cookies, pink wafer cookies, pink whopper candies and pink lemonade. I also added grapes and strawberries to have something healthy.


  1. Love what you've done here with Pinkalicious! I've linked to it for a round up post about free read aloud books for kids online from Barnes and Nobel. Pinkalicious is on their list. Thank you so much for sharing. Here's the link:

  2. I like how each activity can be extended particularly the color mixing of red and white and then using the resulting color of pink to paint a P template. Wouldn't it be neat to base a preschool concept off of the Pinkalicious franchise?


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