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.
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2-5 Table of Contents
The Crayon Box That Talked
Pg. 6 Book Summary
Pg. 7-9 Discussion Questions (color & B/W)
Pg. 10-11 Vocabulary Cards and Vocabulary Chart
Pg. 12-14 Talking Crayons Craft
The Day the Crayons Quit
Pg. 15 Book Summary
Pg. 16-18 Discussion Questions (color & B/W)
Pg. 19 Colorful Creations
Pg. 20-24 Friendly Letter Anchor Chart Labels (color & B/W)
Pg. 25-37 Friendly Letter Writing Templates from Duncan
A Day with No Crayons
Pg. 38 Book Summary
Pg. 39-41 Discussion Questions (color & B/W)
Pg. 42-43 Vibrant Verbs
Pg. 44 Colorful Feelings
Pg. 45-46 Colorful Cause and Effect
Activities for Any of the Three Picture Books
Pg. 47-57 Crayon Craft Directions and Templates
Pg. 58 Reading Responses Introduction
Pg. 59-60 Spin-a-Story, Story Elements (color & B/W)
Pg. 61 A Colorful Retell
Pg. 62 Story Summary
Pg. 63 A Colorful Tale (S-W-B-S-T)
Pg. 64 Colorful Extras Introduction
Pg. 65 Create a Color Wheel
Pg. 66 We Are All Alike (Color Names)
Pg. 67-68 All Mixed Up (Word Scramble)
Pg. 69-70 Searching for Colors (Word Search)
Pg. 71-72 Crayon Line-Up (ABC Order)
Pg. 73 Credits
• The Crayon Box That Talked - After overhearing some crayons in a toy store complaining about one another, a little girl decides to buy them all and take them home. The girl picks up the colors one by one and draws. When the crayons see the picture they have all helped create, they realize that beautiful things can happen when everyone works together.
• The Day the Crayons Quit - Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What is Duncan to do?
• A Day with No Crayons - When Liza's mother takes away her beloved crayons, her world suddenly goes gray. How does the budding artist respond? She squirts her toothpaste angrily and stomps through mud puddles. Through these acts, Liza inadvertently creates art - and eventually discovers color in the world around her.
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