Harold and the Purple Crayon
This story is so simple and yet filled with possibilities! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Read the book while holding a purple crayon
Create your own purple crayon drawings
Take a walk in the moonlight
look at the moon - talk about the different phases of the moon
Apple trees grow apples - what other fruit grows on trees?
Observe and taste different apples
Draw a dragon - is yours like Harold's?
Harold was frightened. Have you ever been frightened?
Harold ended up in the ocean. Why did he sink? What are some things that sink/float?
Harold's boat was a sailboat. What other kids of boats are there? Have you ever been on a boat?
A picnic was a great idea for Harold because he was hungry. Go on a picnic in your backyard. What will you bring to eat?
Make a pie - what kind is your favorite?
What does a moose eat? How about a porcupine?
Make a hot air balloon art project by cutting out the pieces and gluing them onto a blank piece of paper. Put a picture of you in the hot air balloon.
See how many windows you can draw in 1 minute.
Policemen help us when we are lost. Do something nice for a policeman.
Draw what you see out your bedroom window.
If you had a crayon for a day, what color would you want it to be?