Telling My Tale

Telling My Tale lesson plan

What's so special about you? Use Crayola® Colored Pencils and Watercolors to display your talents and hobbies in words and pictures.

  • 1.

    With Crayola Colored Pencils, write a list of activities that you do especially well. List the hobbies, topics, and ideas that you are most interested in, too.

  • 2.

    On one side of a large sheet of paper, use Crayola Washable Markers to draw your profile (a side view of your face) as if you were speaking.

  • 3.

    Design a large thought bubble coming from your mouth. Inside the thought bubble, draw pictures of your interests and skills.

  • 4.

    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes to paint your picture. Mix colors to create tints and shades, intense and pale colors. Dry on a flat surface.

  • 5.

    Add words to open areas using colored pencils. Introduce your tale to classmates.


  • Children make a list of their primary interests and skills.
  • Students depict their ideas and attributes in a creative, aesthetically pleasing manner using mixed media.
  • Students communicate information about themselves both visually and verbally.


  • Create conversational paintings. Draw two profiles facing each other on opposite sides of a large sheet of paper. Use two thought bubbles to communicate ideas that both people discuss.
  • Create a cartoon strip using multiple images. Design several frames.
  • Write your autobiography, a biography, or an imagined tale with thought bubbles.