February 13

Sing a Song

Purple Violets

Do you like flowers? Here is a poem you can read together about a flower called the violet.

One purple violet in our garden grew;
Up popped another and that made two.
Two purple violets were all that I could see;
But Billy found another and that made three!
I’d make a wreath for Mother,
And that would make four
Four purple violets—sure as you’re alive!
Why here is another and now there are five!

Try This

Today’s color is your choice!

Try and visit the library today! Help your child find lots of books with colors.

Check out Eric Carle’s “Brown Bear Brown Bear” and “Harold and the Purple Crayon.”

Practice the I Can Read Colors poem.

I Can Read Colors

Orange is an orange;
Yellow is the sun;
Brown is a bear;
and purple is a plum;
Red is an apple;
Green is a tree;
Black is an old man’s hat;
I can read, listen to me!

Read a book

book cover Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

Explore More

  • Paper Mosaic Crafts for Kids – Eric Carle makes pictures for his books using mosaics. You can try these mosaic projects using nothing but paper.