Two on a Crayon

Make cooperation an art piece! Scholars work together to create a design using one crayon—both holding onto it—then discuss their process, level of cooperation that emerged, and how it relates to our political leaders today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Send a copy of the instructions home to parents and guardians; encourage siblings to practice the activity to heighten bonding  
  • Demonstrate the lesson using two cooperative learners
  • Teach compromise; allow pupils to choose the color crayon instructing both individuals to agree on the color 
Classroom Considerations

  • Gather white construction paper and crayons prior to conducting the lesson 
  • The lesson is the first in a series of seven related character education to the elections 
Pros

  • Highlights the importance of cooperation through an age appropriate activity
  • Offer clear and easy to read teacher directions
Cons

  • None