No 2. Listen to a story that identifies the need for us to respect our differences. (The Crayon Box that Talked)
Copy of poem ‘The Crayon Box that Talked’ by Shane DeRolf (overleaf)
For additional activities:
• Ask the Ladybirds to sit in a circle. Read the poem about the crayon box aloud to the Ladybirds.
• Discuss the poem with the Ladybirds. Ask them if they have a favourite colour, and whether or not they like to use all the colours when they are drawing pictures.
Additional activities based on the poem:
• Ask the Ladybirds to draw a picture, each using one of the colours from the story. Ask them to draw items/objects represented by that colour. For example, if a girl selects green she could draw grass or if she picks yellow she could draw a sun. Read the poem again and ask the Ladybirds to hold up their picture when you call out their colour.
• Ask the Ladybirds to draw a picture of a rainbow, or a picture using lots of colours.
Acknowledgement/Source: Winter Trefoil News 2017