Who knew you could learn so much from a little boy with a purple crayon?!
Harold had a purple crayon.
When he wanted to go somewhere or do anything, what did Harold do with the crayon? How many different lines do you think there are?
Can you think of any types of lines, or remember any from the story? The teacher calls on students to draw different types of lines on the board.
The students are shown the works of Van Gogh and Munch and learn about the art movement called Expressionism. Students are given white paper and crayons to create a sky. The teacher directs students to select a color and then describes a type of line they are going to create. The teacher demonstrates while explaining Students are then directed to select another color and the teacher describes another type of line.
They are given watered down tempera paint and brushes and cover over their crayon skies. While this dries, students work on the second part of the lesson.
Students will now create the foreground for their sky paintings which will be silhouettes of a house and tree on land. Each student is given a large sheet of black paper and a crayon.
Students will follow step-by-step directions for this part of the lesson using line. This will be the land 2. The house will be comprised of two shapes: The teacher describes how to make a square on their land line.
Then students are shown how to make a triangle on top of their square. Students are shown how to cut along the landscape line and around their house and across the other line. Students follow the same process to create a tree on the smaller sheet of black paper.
Older students may be able to create the tree and house on one sheet, but for younger students like Kindergarten or 1st grade, cutting a house and tree out on one sheet will probably be too difficult.
The teacher may want to follow up with a verbal quiz about types of lines they used to create their art. Teacher could also follow up by having students stand in a line and as a group create the various lines discussed.Harold and the Purple Crayon Prewriting Tracing Pack Probably my favorite type of activity that I like to create is book themed printable activities.
Today, I am sharing with you a free prewriting and tracing pack with a Harold and the Purple Crayon theme. Crockett Johnson (–) was the writer and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon, six subsequent adventures starring Harold, and The Carrot Seed, written by his wife, Ruth pfmlures.com › Shop › Kids' Books.
· At the end of the day, Harold “draws up” the bed sheets, drops his crayon and “drop[s] off to sleep.” We loved the book so much that Harold has inspired our drawing projects for a while. It is so simple to be like Harold: all you need is a purple crayon and some pfmlures.com Harold and the Purple Crayon.
has been a classic book for children for over 50 years.. It was written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson in A little boy wanted to take a walk in the moonlight one evening, but first he needed to draw the moon and a path with his over-sized purple pfmlures.com://pfmlures.com Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is one of them, and one of our favourites.
I managed to find some creative lesson ideas from this website for the book, and conducted 3 different activities for Ben, Becks and Nat for one of our homelearning lessons with the pfmlures.com · Harold and the Purple Crayon concerns a little boy who literally "colors his world" by using a crayon to draw whatever he happens to need.
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