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Exploring the color purple

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  • Set up a purple table, tray or basket
  • Let child collect items through the month that are purple and place on the table (purple items of clothing, eggplant, plums, grape jelly, purple markers or crayons, purple ribbon, etc.)
  • Make a sign together with a child highlighting the word purple and place on the purple table, tray or basket


Watch/listen to learn about the color purple


Make a "bunch" of purple grapes

Materials Needed:

White paper (construction, paint, or heavy paper)

Empty toilet paper roll

Plate (plastic/paper)

Purple paint

Green marker, paint, or crayon to draw stem

  • Put paint in a thin layer on the plate
  • Dip the end of the toilet paper roll into the paint and stamp onto the paper.
  • Make a "bunch of grapes" using the toilet paper roll
  • Draw a green stem at the top

Other purple ideas here


What is your favorite purple food?

What is the craziest thing you have ever eaten?


  • tray/small table/basket
  • purple items

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

"The Monster At The End of This Book". VIDEO
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight