Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson

This is a book about a little four year old boy named Harold and his magical purple crayon. Harold goes throughout the pages drawing fantastic worlds with his magical crayon that come to life. Quickly Harold finds himself in trouble with his purple crayon and has to think quick!


How I would use this book in my classrom:


I would read this book to my students and then do a hands on activity with them. The activity I would like to do is give my students each a sheet of paper and a purple crayon and let them create their own version of a "perfect world". I would as the students to then write what they drew on a piece on another piece of paper and glue it to the back of their drawing. This would be for students grade 1st-4th. 


Lexile: 490L