Here are five activities that we did to go along with "Pinkalicious":
First up, we made Pinkalicious' star wand!
You'll need - a wooden dowel, stiff yellow felt, yellow embroidery floss, pink ribbon, pink paint, a needle, and a hot glue gun.
Paint your dowel pink and let dry. Cut out two star shapes from your felt. Cut three lengths of ribbon. Hot glue one star shape to your dowel, place the ribbon inside the star shape, and then hot glue the other star on top of your first star. Stitch your two stars together just around the edge.
In the story Pinkalicious turns pink from too many cupcakes and the only cure is to eat nothing but green foods. So, I picked up pink and green pom poms and we sorted them, counted them, put them in patterns, and had a pom race.
If you saw my 6 tubes of cupcake liners on instagram this is one of things I used them for. Aria sorted the pink and green poms into pink and green liners using the kitchen tongs. Then we put them in groups of 1, 2, 3, and 4. Next I made a simple pattern of poms and had Aria copy me - pink, green, pink, green. And for the pom race, we scattered all the poms onto the floor, I set a timer, and then Aria had 1 minute to collect as many poms with her tongs as she could. Her prize was a marshmallow per pom.
I made pink and green ice paint by filling up an ice cube tray half full with water and then squeezing in some pink or green liquid watercolor before letting them freeze. I had to make two sets because the first attempt wasn't strong enough, so don't be afraid to give the liquid watercolor a good squirt into the trays. But, be warned this is not a clean activity. I also think it was Aria's favorite of the bunch. She thought it was hilarious that her hands turned bright pink and green, and by the end she was using her hands and feet to paint.
It just isn't 'book plus activities' week without a '_ is for _' hand/foot print craft!
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And, it wouldn't be a "Pinkalicious" activity week without making pinkalicious cupcakes.
The recipe for the cupcake is here, and the recipe for the frosting is here. Just tint both with pink gel food coloring. And, then send them off to work/friends so you don't turn pink!
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And there you have it 5 activities to go along with "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann.
Have you done any toddler book and activities lately?
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