We just finished a short unit study based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I've already mentioned a few things, but here's most of what we did in one list:
played Harold's Drawing Game
watched online video--Assembly Line: Crayola Crayons
sequenced printed photos of making crayons
I suggested making a My Purple Book--Gerrick did not want to do this one, though. I encouraged him to just copy the title and maybe he'd feel like drawing, painting, or making collages in it later. Later, I found it in the trash. :)
watched 1969 original animation
discussed ways to travel and made minibook
Made a purple pie, using this recipe with Blackberry Fusion jell-o and some blue food coloring
cut and played with pie fractions
We haven't watched any of them yet, but you may also be interested in knowing that 13 episodes of the new Harold cartoon are available on Hulu.
And those of you who are kiddie lit fanatics, may also like to listen to "The Appeal of Harold and the Purple Crayon" on NPR.