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The Crayon Man Picture Book Companion and Activities

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Save yourself time with this Print and Go Book Companion for The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow. This story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of Crayola crayons, teaches children in second through fourth grades about the history of one of the most beloved art supplies.

⭐This picture book illustrates that necessity is the mother of invention as it relates that crayons were originally made because children and teachers needed affordable and reliable art supplies.

The Crayon Man encourages children to think outside the box, persevere, and imagine new possibilities as they learn how Edwin experimented with different materials to create the perfect crayon.

⭐Best of all, this book companion promotes critical and creative thinking. Students will analyze and interpret literature through activities focusing on vocabulary and comprehension while emphasizing Binney’s perseverance, creativity, and innovation.


✅A study of biographies

✅To celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31st of each year

✅As part of a study of Inventors

✅During Book Clubs or Literature Circles

✅In a classroom center

✅As activities for Early Finishers

✅Great for a Sub Plan

✅Share the book and questions during Morning Meeting


This book companion includes more than 20 fun & engaging activities to analyze and interpret the story of The Crayon Man. You will find:

✏️Comprehension Questions

✏️Sequencing activities

✏️Cause and Effect Activities

✏️Summarization activities

✏️Vocabulary matching

✏️Activities to Analyze the Characters

✏️Writing Activities

✏️Theme and Big Ideas

✏️Comparing and Contrasting

✏️Fact and Opinion

✏️How Crayons are Made Sequencing activity

✏️Creating Crayon Towers STEM challenge


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