One of my all time favorite books is The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. It is the cutest little story about a box of Crayons....and the illustrations by Drew Daywalt make them all come to life.
Two years ago, we Skyped with Drew from our library in Van Meter. It was so much fun....and such a special visit for all of us. You can read all about our Skype here.
On August 18, Drew has a new picture book coming out. In fact, it is the companion to The Day The Crayons Quit! It is called....The Day The Crayons Came Home. I can't tell you how excited Hagan and I are to read this book.
And today on my friend Terry Shay's Facebook I was excited to find something super fun to go along with Drew's books.Every Crayon Counts and can be found on Drew's website.
On this page, you can create a little postcard to show your support for the Crayons.
I made this one for Hagan by clicking on the yellow crayon and Writing my own... message.
There are so many fun ways you could use this website with your students this year....
Creative writing projects; as a back-to-school poster to make each student shine in their own; as a fun art lesson about color; retelling the story in their own words; having their favorite Crayon tell why they came back and where they have been....the list goes on and on.
AWESOME Lesson Plans and Activities on the website too.
I can't wait to see how everyone uses the books and website with your students this year.
Thank you Drew for bringing us another wonderful story about our favorite Crayons. And for letting us create our very own.