I began with a a read aloud of course! The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt really got the kids excited to write .
Then I handed students a color with the personality/character traits that are associated with each color.
The prompt was: You are now a crayon and somehow you get lost from your box. You will have to go on am adventure in 3 locations of the school and then hopefully find your box again.
The kids went crazy! They couldn't contain their excitement!! They finally started writing :)
All good writing should be shared, so we did. The kids got really into it and wore shirts of their Crayon color and I helped the make simple pointed hats (Google party hat template).
I will add some student examples later, but here are some pictures!
They were "in character with those silly faces .