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Purple Passion
(And Purple Poems)

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Mix together blue and red and you get purple (see explanation). Purple is the color of plums and grapes and other good stuff. Invite students to help you make a list of purple things.

Next, share a couple fun poems:

The Purple Cow Grandpa Dropped His Glasses
Students might replace the words "purple cow" in the first poem with some other unbelievable sight and draw a picture to illustrate it. Together with students, you might write a new verse for the poem about Grandpa.

While on the subject of "purple," be sure to share with students the story Harold and the Purple Crayon. And you might follow-up by having students create their own color copies. And if you have time to share one more book, make it the delightful story of a mother's love, Purple Hair? I Don't Care by Diane Young.


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05/18/2009