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Purple Passion
(And Purple Poems)


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 Purple Hair? I Don't Care by Diane Young.


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