The Crayon Box That Talked | The Day the Crayons Quit | A Day with No Crayons

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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87 pages
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This book companion contains a crayon craft, discussion questions, graphic organizers, and many more activities to use with The Crayon Box That Talked, The Day the Crayons Quit, and A Day with No Crayons.

The beginning of the school year is a busy time filled with teaching expectations and procedures. However, it is also a time to celebrate just how diverse and important each student is to your classroom! Just like a box of crayons, each student plays an important role in the overall picture. For this reason, I love to read The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf. But why stop there? Two books that pair well with this text are The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, and A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch. Take a look at all of the activities you can use with these picture books.

When you download this .zip file, you will find three resources:

  • Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys
  • Google Slides Link - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
  • Student PDF - this is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto

Printable File Contents

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2-5 Table of Contents

The Crayon Box That Talked

Pg. 6 Book Summary

Pg. 7 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 8-9 Discussion Question Cards (color & B/W)

Pg. 10 Discussion Questions (written response)

Pg. 11-12 Vocabulary Cards with Definitions (color, B/W)

Pg. 13 Vibrant Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

PG. 14-18 Talking Crayons Activity

Pg. 19 Answer Key

The Day the Crayons Quit

Pg. 20 Book Summary

Pg. 21 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 22-23 Discussion Question Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 24 Discussion Questions (written response)

Pg. 25 Dear Duncan Crayon Match-Up

Pg. 26-27 What's the Matter?

Pg. 28 Colorful Creations

Pg. 29-33 Friendly Letter Anchor Chart Labels

Pg. 34-36 Writing to the Crayons Activity

Pg. 37-40 Answer Keys

A Day with No Crayons

Pg. 41 Book Summary

Pg. 42 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 43-44 Discussion Question Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 45 Discussion Questions (written response)

Pg. 46 Cause and Effect

Pg. 47 A Colorful Collection

Pg. 48 Vibrant Verbs Graphic Organizer

Pg. 49 Colorful Feelings

Pg. 50-51 Answer Keys

Crayon Craft (use with any of the three books)

Pg. 52-56 Crayon Craft Directions and Templates

Pg. 57-68 Crayon Craft Templates

Reading Responses (use with any of the three books)

Pg. 69 Introduction

Pg. 70-71 Story Elements Spinner (color, B/W)

Pg. 72 Beginning Middle End

Pg. 73 First Next Then Last

Pg. 74 Somebody Wanted But So Then

Colorful Extras (use with any of the three books)

Pg. 75 Colorful Extras Introduction

Pg. 76 Graphing Activity

Pg. 77 Create a Color Wheel

Pg. 78 Color Names

Pg. 79 Word Scramble

Pg. 80 Word Search

Pg. 81 ABC Order

Pg. 82 Color-by-Code

Pg. 83-86 Answer Keys

Pg. 87 Credits

Click on the preview to learn more about this pack or you can read more about this book companion here.

Please Note: You will need access to the books The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, and A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch to use this resource. This books are not included with this download. I suggest you see if this book is available to check out in your school or public library.


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