The Crayon Box that Talked
Radix Elementary School

“The Crayon Box that Talked” is a profound poem by Shane DeRolf that conveys the simple message that differences should not only be tolerated and accepted but embraced. The crayons soon learn that when we work together the outcome is much more beautiful, colorful and interesting.

Students will learn to be caring and respectful toward others despite differences.
• The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf
• Pencils, paper, crayons
• Crayon Pattern
• Crayon Box Pattern
Read and discuss “The Crayon Box that Talked.”
• Why didn’t the crayons get along?  (Possible response: They were each so different from one another)
• How did the crayons learn to get along?  (Possible response: Learning to appreciate each ones’ special qualities.
• Teacher will listen to the comments made about the children’s fellow classmates.
• Teacher will observe student behaviors toward fellow classmates.