The Plan



A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Go to Bed, Monster by Natasha Wing
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard
What Happens at a Crayon Factory? by Lisa M. Guidone

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Harold and the Purple Crayon”

Flannelboard: “I Have a Crayon”
I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green
Credit: Anne’s Library Life

Action Rhyme: “Crayons”
Put your Blue crayon in the air hold it high and leave it there.
Put your Blue crayon on your back
Now please lay it in your lap.
Hold your Blue crayon in your hand
Now everyone please stand.
Wave your Blue crayon at the door
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your Blue crayon and jump, jump, jump.
Hold your Blue crayon way, way up!
(Repeat with Green and Red)
Credit: Anne’s Library Life

Fingerplay: “Five Little Crayons
Five little crayons, waiting in a row.
The first one said, “I’m red, you know!”
The second one said, “I’m green like a tree.”
The third one said, “I’m blue like the sea.”
The fourth one said, “I’m yellow as the sun.”
The fifth one said, “Being purple is fun!”
Five little crayons, happy as can be,
Coloring pictures with you and me!
Credit: Hubpages


The kids did crayon rubbings with our rubbing plates. I totally didn’t take any pictures and feel awful about it!

How It Went

Thursday morning
I made the kids die-cuts of each color for our action rhyme Crayons and they had a great time waving them around. Afterwards, I let them keep their crayons if they wanted to and you would not believe what a treasure paper crayon shapes are! This group’s favorite book was “Monsters Love Colors.”

Friday morning
My Friday morning group loved the flannelboard rhyme best. Afterwards, I turned the board around and took a color off, letting them guess what I had taken. There was a lot of gleeful screaming. Their favorite book was “Go to Bed, Monster” since I had perfected my monster voice by the second storytime!

7 comments on “Crayons!

  1. itsybitsymom
    November 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Very fun theme! Am hoping you will share your Harold and the Purple Crayon flannel. Another crayon book I love is Chris Van Allsburg’s Bad Day at Riverbend.


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