Story Time: “P” is for Purple

by | Jan 5, 2021 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

“P” is for purple! Start off the new year with some fun purple-themed books.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

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.

- Lambert

Activity

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?

- Adapted from Lambert

Books Presented

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

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
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
 
– Storytimekatie.com

Purple People

(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

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page pack!

Make your own purple pocket!

Pick up our Story Time kit today.

Fizzy Ice Cube Science Experiment

Try this science experiment!

Additional Books

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.

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