Story Time: “P” is for Purple
“P” is for purple! Start off the new year with some fun purple-themed books.
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Sharing books that talk about how characters behave in various kinds of relationships can help children think about their own behavior and how they interact with others. Thank the opportunity books offer to talk about what your child thinks and what he might do.
Read the book The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart or another book that encourages talk about relationships. After reading the book, talk about what the characters thought of each other. What changed?
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart
What is a purple person? They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what’s right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa’s funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero!
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays
Rhyme: I have a Crayon
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it)
Purple People like to sing, they’ll do it now.
Purple People like to dance, and they know how.
Purple People spin around.
Purple People touch the ground.
Purple People know it’s time to take a bow.
– Adapted from Stepbystepcc.com
Flannel Story: Patty’s Purple Pocket Pants
– Adapted from ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Crafts and Activities
Print out this coloring page pack!
Make your own purple pocket!
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Fizzy Ice Cube Science Experiment
Try this science experiment!
Harold's Fairy Tale by Crockett Johnson
With his purple crayon Harold draws his way into an enchanted garden troubled by a giant witch.
Harold's Trip to the Sky by Crockett Johnson
Harold travels to the sky with the help of his purple crayon.
Swatch: the Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos
Swatch is a girl who is passionate about color.
Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold
When her tiny purple socks start to expand, Sally turns them into a scarf and then curtains, but things soon get out of hand.