A Day with No Crayons

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Colors and crayons are the inspiration for this collection of activities! Kids illustrate the real world, come up with their own names for colors, make their own crayons (with teacher assistance), create artwork they can eat, and more.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pick and choose your favorite activities or the activities that are the most accessible for your classroom setup
Classroom Considerations
  • For some of these activities, you will need access to a stove and/or oven; you can use a hot plate or a toaster oven if you don't have a kitchen in your classroom or accessible at your school
  • Some of the activities will be messy, so you'll want to provide plenty of clean-up supplies for kids
  • If you plan to try out the second activity, you'll want to borrow or buy a copy of A Day with No Crayons
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  • Scroll to the end of the document to find fun facts about crayons as well as recommended websites and books you can use to come up with even more activities
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