As a part of our art unit, we talked about line as an element of art. To introduce line, I read the classic book, Harold's Purple Crayon. I love the idea that Harold can go anywhere that his imagination (and purple crayon) take him. After reading the story I gave each child a purple crayon and asked them what they would draw if they had a magic purple crayon that would take them to whatever they drew. I loved seeing their pictures of the beach, a field of flowers, outer space, a Phillies game and home to Mommy.
If I was still teaching kindergarten I would have had them fill in, with kid writing, the following sentence: "My purple crayon took me to_______________." Since we are just beginning kid writing, I wrote the sentence.