In an attempt to introduce students to The Crayon Initiative, we are happy to provide activity suggestions to help foster the relationship between your students and our mission. One of our primary objectives is to promote kids helping kids and the world around them. We want them to understand what they are providing for others as well as the positive impact they are making on the environment. Please see the activities below for some suggestions of how to tie The Crayon Initiative into your curriculum.
We also understand how busy teachers are in the classroom teaching lessons which align to the Common Core Standards. We have tried in all cases to integrate our activities across the curricular areas as well as fit them into a standard so as not to add one more thing to teacher’s plates.
The ideas listed below are just suggestions, so if you create a successful activity, please send it our way to share with others. Also, send us your student’s artwork and pictures of the work you are doing at your school and we will share it on our website and through social media.
School-Wide Introduction We created an introduction video to The Crayon Initiative to share with your school.
• Video: At the launch of your campaign, have older students create a video explaining the program and what it does. Present this to all classes or in a general assembly.
• Collection: Make setting up the collection bins and boxes a group activity in each classroom (as well as any dedicated art classes).
• Banner Creation: In addition to posters made by individual students, perhaps create a school-wide banner to be hung for the duration of your collection. Each grade could contribute to the overall creation before it is hung for display, unifying the whole school to the collective cause.
• Committee: Form a committee of teachers, parents, and students. Meet to plan how this campaign can be spread outward into the community and assign jobs.
• Volunteers: Offer parents the option to volunteer. They can make a list of local restaurants to bring their children to seek out participation and sponsorship for covering shipping fees. Also, ask if those restaurants would like to donate their crayons to your school’s collection.
Download the pdf with all the information on the School Program Guide or continue with the following links: