Harold and the Purple Crayon

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This was a quick little mini-unit that we enjoyed over a weekend.  Raphael read the book to the boys and then they got right to work drawing away…

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We let them use whatever crayon colors they wanted (not just purple) and encouraged them to draw whatever they wanted.

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(A garden…love it!)

 

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Eventually they got bored and started scribbling all over the paper, so we wrapped it up.

Mystery Moons!

My favorite activity of this unit was an idea I got from the Domestic Serenity site (link below).  I printed up and laminated some phases of the moon cards (link also below).

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I then copied the eight different phases onto white paper with white crayon.  Each boy got a “mystery moon” page with the moons in a different order.  We then instructed them to paint over each square, one at a time, and match the mystery moon to the correct phase card.

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They had a blast doing this, and hopefully learned a little something in the process!

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Resources:

Phases of the Moon Cards

Mystery Moons

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