Crayons Storytime – revised
Crayons are an essential arts tool for young children. Instead of formal coloring sheets or art project with parameters, encourage free crayon art. This would include peeling crayons so that kids can practice using them to rub items such as leaves.
Daywalt, Drew. Day the Crayons Quit. In this collection of letters to a boy named Duncan, his crayons urge him to use them in a new way.
Dean, Kim. Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock! After Pete gives his drawings of various friends to the person portrayed, he stops drawing because of the critical feedback.
Hall, Michael. Red: A Crayon’s Story. A blue crayon is mislabeled at the factory and learns to be his true self in this allegorical tale.
Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon. In this celebration of imagination, Harold uses a magical crayon to draw at night.
Park, Linda Sue. Gurple and Preen: A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure. Two robots crash land and use their broken crayons to repair their spaceship.
Sweeney, Monica. How the Crayons Saved the Unicorn. A shy unicorn starts to fade away but friendly crayons help him get his colors back.
Testa, Maggie. I’m Having a Sky Blue Day! Crayons help to show various emotions.
See the earlier version of this storytime outline: Crayons Storytime Ideas (bayviews.org)
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool