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?

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