Letter of The Week ! P p !

Pink and PurplePasta P !
It is always fun trying to find words that start with the letter of the week, Pasta was an obvious choice for my child since it is a staple in his diet and was one of his first words. It always helps to find familiar things to reinforce and of course colors are a perfect add on!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper in P colors, some P color crayons, glue and some pasta!
  2. Draw a Fat P on the paper, if your child is older have them draw it.
  3. Color the P using the P color crayons , there are a many of P colors ( Purple, Pink, Periwinkle) – this is great fine motor practice and I was able to start my morning coffee while my son colored ( the truth comes out! ) .
  4. When they are done coloring if they are older have them put glue on the P, if they are still little dot the P with glue.
  5. Start adding the Pasta.
  6. If they enjoy this add more dots of glue and keep going. My son used to only take things off but he actually added every single piece of pasta on, I was very proud!
  7. Let dry and cut the P out and glue onto the 2nd P colored paper!


These books get very mixed reviews from parents, some love the messages, some think it’s too little too late with a sassy main character. I urge you to find them at your local library or book store and decide for yourself.

” Pinkalicious” by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. I was initially told about this book and its authors by another mom whose son loves this book. So don’t think that just because the cover looks rather feminine that your boys won’t love this book too! The little girl eats far too many pink cupcakes and before she knows it she has turned pink. To return to her normal self she needs to eat her vegetables.I like this book, and can see why kids do too. I don’t think that all characters can be perfectly pious meek and mild but I do understand when parents are leery of introducing characters that they see as disobedient to their kids. Go read it and decide for yourself!

“Purplicious” is the sequel to “Pinkalicious” by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. In this one Pinkalicious is teased and made fun of because she is still wearing her favorite color, even though everyone else is wearing black. She is sad and no one knows what to do, except a new girl at school who shows her how to mix pink with blue to make purple! A lot of the bad reviews I have read about this book center around the bullying and teasing and parents often wrote that their child at 4 or 5 have never seen that kind of teasing, as a former preschool teacher and director I can sadly assure you that if they were in school at all- they have seen it, maybe not as bad as Pinkalicious did but take the rose colored glasses off it’s hard to be 4 ! I think it’s better to let children know that they don’t have to be ashamed of someone is bullying them, to ask for help and to overcome it. This book can be a useful tool for that message.


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  1. Nicole says

    Cute idea! I just found your blog and I love it!

    I wanted to give you my thoughts on Pinkalicious–we have it checked out from the library now and my kids are loving it. I loved it too–but I’m starting to wonder when today my 4-year-old son got upset about something, and I said, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset”. He immediately recognized the line from the story and said, “I got VERY UPSET” and started crying. I started to wonder if reading the story about a sassy little girl was such a good idea…but I guess that’s why we check out books from the library–it’s due back this week and we don’t have to check it out again if I don’t want to! 😉

  2. Kate says

    I just recently found your blog and I love all your art projects! We just did this one with a twist this week. Our letter for the week was C so I had him glue corn kernels to his letter. Our color of the week was green so that is the color we used to color his letter and the color of the paper we glued the letter on to.

    Thanks for sharing all your fantastic ideas!

  3. Hollie says

    Hi! I just found your blog and was looking through it. I love it and it was just what I was looking for! I was starting a letter of the week with my 2 yr old, but needed some creative ideas. Thanks so much for doing all this! I just got out our pink paper to make our P after naptime. Oh, and I love the videos!

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