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National Crayon Day: Crayon Fiction and Nonfiction Book Companion Bundle

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What better way to engage your students and make learning fun than with the magic of crayons? This Crayon Picture Books Bundle is the perfect tool to celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31st or any day of the year.

With this bundle, your students will get to explore the world of crayons through two fantastic picture books – The Day the Crayons Quit and The Crayon Man. These books not only capture the imagination of your students, but they also provide great opportunities for reading comprehension and critical analysis.


Combines fiction and nonfiction texts

Promotes critical and creative thinking

Develops skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and writing

Teaches students to analyze and interpret literature

The Day the Crayons Quit is a hilarious story about a group of crayons who go on strike and demand better treatment from their owner. Your students will love the colorful characters and witty dialogue. This book provides an excellent opportunity to discuss character development, empathy, voice, and tone.

The Crayon Man is a fascinating nonfiction book about the inventor of the modern crayon, Edwin Binney. This book is perfect for incorporating STEM concepts into your classroom, examining the theme of perseverance, and learning about the history of an everyday object. Your students will be amazed to learn about how something as simple as a crayon has changed the world!


  • Book Clubs
  • Literature Circles
  • Centers
  • Early Finishers
  • Sub Plans
  • Whole Group
  • Morning Meeting


✅A pre-reading wondering about the book activity

✅Making predictions activity using the cover of the book

✅Comprehension questions

✅Story Map

✅Activity to examine important events in the story

✅Examining cause and effect

✅Several activities to summarize the story

✅A sequencing activity

✅Identifying the themes in the story activity

✅Character maps

✅Challenge vocabulary cards with matching definitions

✅Comprehension Questions

✅Story Maps

✅5 W’s and H

✅Activities and Graphic Organizers for Important Events, Summarization, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, and Fact or Opinion

✅Themes and Big Idea Word Lists and Graphic Organizers

✅Character Traits Word Lists, Graphic Organizers

✅Writing Activities

✏️Book reviews

✏️Syllable Sort

✏️Parts of Speech Sort

✏️Compound Words matching

✏️Crayon Towers STEM challenge

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