Host a preschool playdate that invites little ones and their parents to fellowship with one another and learn about God’s beautiful colors through storytime and play! Read the suggested book (or another book about colors), then set up the play stations and allow kids to enjoy time together while their parents fellowship too!

Supplies: Storytime book, items of various colors & matching color bowls (i.e. buttons, feathers, paper shapes, plastic blocks, pom poms, and pipe cleaners for sensory table), bubbles, wands, paper plates, colored streamers (cut into 4-inch pieces), glue sticks, crayons, popsicles, napkins or wet wipes, optional: snow cone ice, snow cone syrup, cups/cones, spoons

Suggested Book: God’s Bright & Beautiful Colors by Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley

Sensory Table: Sorting Colors – Provide different items for families to sort by color (either in groups on the table, or provide colored bowls that kids can put the same colored items into). Some items you could use include buttons, feathers, paper shapes, plastic blocks, pom poms, and pipe cleaners. Try to find items you already have in your preschool space.

Bubble Table: Bubbles & Bubble Wands – Provide bubbles and a variety of wands or tools for the bubble table. You may even consider a bubble gun or bubble machine.

Craft: Streamer Rainbows – Cut paper plates in half and invite preschoolers to color the paper plate with crayons. Use glue sticks to attach colored streamers (about 4 inches long) to the straight edge of the plate. Allow to dry.

Special Snack: Hand out colorful popsicles, or for an extra special treat, provide snow cones for the families! Use or rent a snow cone machine and provide the ice, cups, syrup, spoons, and plenty of baby wipes for cleaning.

Do you want 11 more weeks of themed Preschool Playdates? Check out Bubbles, Buddies, & Books, a print-and-go curriculum for 12 weeks of intentional play to help young families and kids build relationships. Learn more here.

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