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Book List

How Is a Crayon Made? - Oz Charles
Harold and the Purple Crayon - Jodi Huelin and Kevin Murawski
Max in the Tub with Crayons - Rosemary Wells
Snoopy's Crayons: Learning Colors - Charles M. Schulz
The Crayon Counting Board Book - Pam Munoz Ryan
Crayon World - Angela C. Santomero


Songs & Fingerplays

Five Little Crayons - rhyme

Five little crayons coloring on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the Teacher and the Teacher said
"No more crayons coloring on the bed!"

Four little crayons coloring on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the Teacher and the Teacher said
"No more crayons coloring on the bed!"

Three little crayons coloring on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the Teacher and the Teacher said
"No more crayons coloring on the bed!"

Two little crayons coloring on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the Teacher and the Teacher said
"No more crayons coloring on the bed!"

One little crayon coloring on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the Teacher and the Teacher said
"No more crayons coloring on the bed!"

Now there’s no more crayons coloring on the bed


Arts & Crafts

Marbled Rocks

Have kids find flat smooth rocks, and wash them. Put them in a 250 oven for 10 min. while the rocks are heating, have children remove the paper from old crayons. place warm rocks on newspaper. When the children draw on the rocks the crayon blends and marbles. If they hold the crayon in place, it will run down the side, very cool craft. The rocks get pretty hot, so this is best for 3 and up.

~Submitted by Christina

Crayon Rubbings

Put a piece of paper over a textured surface or a flat object like a leaf. Rub the crayon back and forth. Find all kinds of surfaces that make nice pictures.

Melting Crayons

Break up 6 to 9 crayons of many colors in 2 cupcake papers. (The papers should be inside one another.) The crayons should be 1/2" long. Put the cup in the microwave for 3 1/2 to 5 minutes on high. Watch to see when they melt. Not all of them need to be totally melted. Take out the cup and let them cool for at least 10 minutes. Peel back the paper carefully and remove the crayon. Let cool about 5 minutes longer

Crayon Shavings

Make crayon shavings by peeling off the jackets of various colored crayons and inserting them in a pencil sharpener. Then spread glue over a sheet of paper, or moisten the sticky side of a length of paper tape and press the crayon shavings into an interesting design or picture on the paper.


Theme Ideas

Sink or Float

Do crayons sink or float? Why do some sink and some float? Explain that some crayons contain more 'color' pigment in the wax they are made from and therefore are denser and sink.


Links

Preschool Crayon Activity Ideas - Bright Hub Education
Crayola
Learning With Crayons - Preschool Express
A Bundle of Fun with These Crayons - Teach Preschool


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