Purple Color Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Purple color activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Purple Color Arts and Crafts

Shaving Cream Fun
Add red and blue food coloring to shaving cream and have the children mix it to see what colors it makes.

Have the children sponge paint circles to create a bunch of grapes.

Grape purple
Cut small circles and let the children glue their own bunch of grapes. You can also use stampers that you would use for bingo cards, they make a lot less mess and are easier to clean up from. They are circular and therefore make a great bunch of grapes when stamped one on top of another and next to each other.

Smelly Fun
In a Ziploc bag put about a tennis ball size squirt of shaving cream, a squirt of red paint and a squirt of blue paint. The children mix it with their fingers until purple magically appears, then open a small area on the end so they can squeeze it out and they finger paint with it on a piece of white card stock or construction paper. It smells great!!

Purple People Eater
Teach the kids the song, “Purple People Eater”‘. Then, for a follow-up art activity, each child gets a paper plate, a purple crayon, an assortment of purple “doodads”, such as ribbon, wrapping paper, sequins, feathers, buttons, etc. The children then create their own version of what the “Purple People Eater” looks like.


Purple Color Games and Activities

Mouse Paint
Read the book Mouse Paint and have the children take a paint brush and paint a “puddle” with red paint, then have them dip their foot in blue paint and rub it all over their red puddle.

Purple Purse
Read them “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”. Then find purple items to put in a purple plastic purse you can get at a toy or dollar store. They play with it at will during the day.

Purple Collage
Make a purple collage with purple glitter, confetti, construction paper, etc.

Purple Week
Everyone wears purple all week (if they own purple clothing).

The Purple Crayon
Read “Harold and the Purple Crayon”. Then give the children a purple crayon and a length (3-4 feet) of adding machine tape. They then go on their own “purple journey”, stopping every 6 inches or so to draw a picture, then continuing on their way. Let them share their “stories” with their classmates.


Purple Color Recipes and Snacks

Grape jelly
Play in it, eat it on bread, finger paint with it!

Purple Foods:
Grape Kool-Aid
Purple mashed potatoes
Grape popsicles


Purple Color Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb, and pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!”




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