Saturday, June 15, 2013

A FREEBIE To Start The New Year!

Here is an amazing FREEBIE that will save you time and frustration. 
will help students keep track of all of their crayons!
No more, "I don't have a red crayon!"
The FREEBIE also includes a template for the small box of Crayola 8-count crayons.

I have created 2 sizes.  
One fits inside the Crayola 8-count box of small crayons.
The other fits inside the Crayola 8-count box of large crayons.

Template for 8-count box of jumbo crayons.
Template fits in the box with the opening at the top or in  the box with a separate lid like this one.
Just print, cut them out, remove the crayons from their boxes, glue in the template, and replace the crayons in the order displayed on the template.

It's easy to put away your crayons and to be sure you have all of them!
When students are done working, 
they simply replace their crayons into their crayon boxes by matching the colors 
on the template inside their crayon box!
For the smallbox of 8-count crayons.
You won't be checking crayon boxes any longer to see if everyone has all of their crayons.  :)

I use crayon boxes in my students' tool kits for doing whole-group work on the rug.

I use popsicle molds for storing crayons at the table.
Students sort the crayons back into the popsicle molds when they are done working.
This is just another way to keep from going crazy and managing classroom supplies.
I also keep small, peeled, blue crayons in a small box so
students can easily add blue background to their illustrations.
The other box has a cube-shaped sponge in it.  I dampen the
sponge and add white glue to it.  Students just dab small
pieces of paper on top of the gluey sponge instead of using a
 glue stick or a glue bottle.  On Fridays, I add a few drops
of water and some more glue.  :)

I just saw these (on June 13) for $1 at the 99 Cent Store.
They were part of their 4th of July display.
Keep the tops (the part that you hold with your hand)
for your estimation jar and let the kids estimate how
many popsicle holders are in the jar.  

You might also like:  

My FREEBIE Crayon Candle Poem & Gift Idea:  Click Here

Our Brown Bear mini book for students to complete:  Found here

Our Brown Bear puppet:  Is here

 The Tale of The Purple Mouse Mini Book (about creating purple):  Find it Here

Our Purple Mouse Puppet can be found:  if you click here.

Celebrate Color Days with these calendar cards:  Just click here.

Celebrate Color Days with these reminder notes you can find:  Right Here

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  1. Wonderful -- I will look for the Popsicle molds!

  2. Thank you for your comment. Try places like CVS & Rite Aid too. You can fit 6-7 small crayons or 3-4 jumbo crayons in each pop cup. Enjoy! :)

  3. Clever, clever! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So glad you like our template. Enjoy! :) And thank you for your comment. :)

  5. Love the popsicle mold idea! I currently keep "extra color crayons" in a big tub where kids can go if we are working on a project and they need a color that someone else is using or they don't have. Though helpful, the time that students take to go fishing through the tub could totally be cut down with this trick!

    Thanks for the ideas! I'm your newest follower!

    Happily Teaching

  6. Welcome aboard, Elyse! So glad you found us! Be sure to look through our older posts for cool organizing ideas about painting supplies too. :o)