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Harold and the Purple Crayon - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.


Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Wednesday, March 1 (today!), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!


"Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson


"One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement."



to watch Miss Jill read the story for #HarperKids, publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books’ YouTube channel. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored crayons)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • purple crayon yarn craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • colored heart stickers

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included crayon handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the purple crayon?

Purple crayon, purple crayon?

Can you show me the purple crayon?

And wave it in the air?

Yellow… blue… red… pink



Hold It High – Choose one crayon from handouts

Hold your crayon high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your crayon below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your crayon against your nose

Now touch the crayon to your toes

Touch your crayon to the ground

Now wave that crayon all around!


Hold your crayon in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your crayon and jump up high!

Now let your crayon fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


Harold and the Purple Crayon Theme Song - Poppyberry



Purple Song - Kids Color Songs



Purple Song - Pancake Manor



Imagination - The Singing Lizard (HISHE Kids)



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Have You Ever Seen A Crayon?

Have you ever seen a crayon

(gently bounce child on your lap)

A crayon, a crayon?

Have you ever seen a crayon

Go this way and that?

(rock from side to side)

Go this way and that way,

(forward and back)

And that way and this way.

(side to side)

Have you ever seen a crayon

Go this way and that?

(forward and back)



ACTION RHYMES


Twinkle, Twinkle Rainbow Star

(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)


Twinkle, twinkle purple star,

How I wonder where you are?

Let’s go looking here and there,

Let’s go looking everywhere.

Twinkle, twinkle, purple star,

How I wonder where you are?


* Repeat, naming a different color each time.



Oh, Rainbow...

(Tune: Oh, Christmas Tree)


Oh, rainbow, oh, rainbow,

How lovely are your colors.

Oh, rainbow, oh, rainbow

How lovely are your colors.


Purple, red and orange, too,

Yellow, green and blue so true.

Oh, rainbow, oh, rainbow,

How lovely are your colors.



Find the Purple

(Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man?)


Can you find the pur-ple,

The pur-ple, the pur-ple?

Can you find the pur-ple

The pur-ple crayon.


Repeat, naming a different color each time.



Five Little Crayons

Five little crayons, waiting in a row.

The first one said, “I’m red, you know!”

The second one said, “I’m green like a tree.”

The third one said, “I’m blue like the sea.”

The fourth one said, “I’m yellow as the sun.”

The fifth one said, “Being purple is fun!”

Five little crayons, happy as can be,

Coloring pictures with you and me!



Five Colors

Five little crayons colored a scene.

Yellow, blue, purple, red and green.

“Look,” said Yellow, “My sun is bright!”

Blue said, “Great! My river’s just right”

Purple said, “Flowers! I’ll draw

something new”

Red said, “Great, I’ll add some too!”

“Sigh,” said Green, “I’m tired of trees,

And grass and bushes and tiny leaves. I

think I’ll draw a big green cloud!”

“A big green cloud should be allowed!”

The crayons all smiled and didn’t think twice.

A big green cloud sounded rather nice!



EXTRA LINKS!


Archived site for Crockett Johnson:


IMDB.com’s page on the upcoming Harold and the Purple Crayon movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1609486/









Let us know what your little ones thought of Harold and the Purple Crayon! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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