Love from the Crayons Literacy Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL



Total Pages 34 pages plus 12 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Love from the Crayons by Drew Daywalt is the focus of this literacy unit for students with autism and special learning needs.

This unit has various activities to accompany Daywalt’s book Love from the Crayons. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading Love from the Crayons.

There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they learn about how love can come in many different colors and feel in many different ways.

*****This unit includes 12 google slides and a version of the book read aloud. Perfect for an independent learning center. The slides are separated into 2 files. One is regular and one is differentiated with color for more support.

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Love from Crayons Unit Includes:

❤️ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Love from Crayons Activities:

  • Storyboard
  • Circle map on the colors of love (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on things that come in many colors (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity on things that are and are not colorful (includes digital version)
  • Matching the color to the adjective/feeling from the book (includes digital version)
  • Writing prompt: Love is … (using colors) (includes digital version)
  • 12 google slides


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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