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When Blue Met Egg

Explore the sights of New York City by creating a storyboard and characters from a favorite book.

  • Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
  • 60 to 90 Minutes
  • Directions

    1. Explore the change of seasons and the sights of New York City by reading a delightful book to the class called “When Blue Met Egg”.
    2. Students create a storyboard by choosing six of their favorites New York City landmarks from the book and retell the story with the main characters.
    3. Take two large pieces of Crayola® Construction Paper. Holding the paper horizontally, have students fold the paper into three equal sections. Unfold the paper and tape them together to form one long sheet with six folded panels.
    4. Have students draw and color the New York City scenes they chose in each of the six panels using Crayola Washable Markers and Washable Crayons.
    5. Draw and color the characters of the story, Blue, Egg, and Egg’s bucket on construction paper. Cut out with Crayola Scissors.
    6. For Egg, cover the paper egg shape with model magic to create a 2-D character. Allow to dry.
    7. Cut small pieces of Velcro (hook side) and glue it to the six background panels where the character pieces go. Then cut small pieces of Velcro (loop side) and glue it to the back of each character piece. Allow to dry.
    8. Students retell the story of “When Blue Met Egg” to family and friends while placing the characters onto their storyboard as they go along.
  • Standards

    LA: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

    LA: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

    LA: Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

    LA: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

    LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

    MATH: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes.

    SCI: Ask questions about the natural and human-built world.

    SS: Construct and use mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.

    SS: Describe and speculate about physical system changes, such as seasons, climate and weather, and the water cycle.

    VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.

  • Adaptations

    Have students create a new ending to share to the story and share the changes with classmates.

    Students create an original story using the same basic concept. They create original characters in a different setting and develop a storyline.

    Classroom resources include: The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons and Larry Gets Lost in New York City by John Skewes.

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