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
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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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