Take a look at other fun activities we've done with color pails:
Red color pail fun
Green color pail fun
Blue color pail fun
Orange color pail fun
A "PURPLE" SNACKAdding our regular snack to the cups from our purple pail adds a little colorful fun!
PURPLE SHAKERWe colored two paper plates with purple crayons, colored pencils, and markers one day at the table. Little Lady had the most fun adding the array of purple stickers I gave her. She is quite skilled at putting stickers on.
On a different day, I added some dry beans and stapled the plates together to make the age-old favorite - a paper plate maraca! We love to dance and Little Lady had fun using the shaker as part of her dancin' moves. I didn't catch much in photos because, well, I was dancing, too. In these photos here, Little Lady is quite concerned that her shaker got bent. In the second one, one of our dancin' sessions ended in a little tickle fest.
PURPLE WATER PLAYA sink of soapy water, our purple pail items, and Little Lady on a stool means Mommy can make a lot of sweet potato fries and everyone is happily working!
PURPLE OOEY GOOEY DISCOVERY BOTTLEAfter my first not-so-great attempt (read about it here), I finally tried to make another discovery bottle. This one took three tries. I'm not quite sure what my goal is, but I just can't seem to find a discovery bottle concoction that I'm in love with.
For this one, I put some corn syrup in a small bottle and added blue and red food coloring to make it a lovely plum color. I screwed the lid on tight and added a line of hot glue to prevent leaks. Ta da! An ooey gooey purple bottle.
It can be mesmerizing to turn it slowly and watch the corn syrup drip and goo all over. Mini Me likes it... Little Lady is not impressed with the slow-moving goo and just holds it as she walks around. I still need to get better at this.
PURPLE SEEK AND FIND
Little Lady just loves this game. One morning she was doing it with gusto even before Mini Me woke up! We played three full rounds before 7 am.
She found all the purple items and listened to my rousing narration of the purple-ness of each thing.
Each gathered item went back into the pail.
This is her "Where is it?" gesture? I realized that I ask that question with my palms up and she is trying to imitate me. The cutest part is the little squeak she lets out with an exact mimic of my question intonation!