We had a few grapes and bought some eggplant. The kids’ favorite eggplant dish is Moussaka, but this time we made some Ratatouille in the crockpot. We couldn’t find any purple peppers and no plums are available this time of year. We did try making Purple Cows – a combination of concord grape juice and milk!
Andrew decided that the purple mustache was cool, but the drink itself wasn’t that good. Maybe it would have been more of a hit if I’d made it with ice cream.
PURPLE BOOKS – we didn’t have one purple book on our own shelves!
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley A bird discovers that too much of even a favorite color isn’t quite right.
The Purple Balloon by Chris Raschka A sad but gentle tale to introduce young ones to the concept of someone facing the prospect of death. I was really tempted to send this back to the library without reading it to the kids. I finally decided, though, that it would be easier to read it for the first time without the reality looming directly in front of us personally.
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes A fun story that illustrates how difficult it is to humble oneself when wrong and the blessing of repentance and restoration in relationship that follows.
Lunchtime for A Purple Snake by Harriet Ziefert Grandpa walks his young grand-daughter through the process of creating a painting.
Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold Creative story about some amazing purple socks with many unusual uses.
Lots of purple flowers to spot this time of year. How many kinds can you name?
My idea for this project was to make “button stamps.” I’d seen buttons glued onto corks to make stamps and thought we could replicate that. I didn’t have any corks, but I did have a bunch of bottle caps. I glued the buttons to the caps and let them dry.
Unfortunately, white glue does not do a good job of adhering plastic to plastic. The buttons that weren’t immediately picked off by little fingers quickly succumbed to the suction of the paint on the paper! Thankfully, it was just as fun to dip the caps themselves into the paint to make circles.