Kids can spend hours coloring, and these Color with Character virtues crayons will encourage them to associate their favorite colors with their character strengths. Each crayon has its color name paired with the name of a virtue or character quality, written in big bold letters right on the side of the wrapper. Every time they reach for a new color, the connection between that color and a virtue will be reinforced.
You might not think that this will have an effect, but researchers have shown that a statically large percentage of the people who associate colors with letters associate them with the color of the letters in the PlaySchool refrigerator magnets that were popular when they were children! Imagine, then, the impact of associating patience with purple or orange with honesty. Instead of associating green with envy, they will remember Grateful Green and Forgiving Forest. Red will remind them of Creative Crimson or Compassionate Cardinal . What a wonderful way to live a colorful life!
As an added bonus, if your children don’t already know the meaning of the words, each wrapper also gives a short child-friendly definition. This makes them a fun and easy way to learn what it means to have a good character.
Virtues Crayons – Color with Character is a box of 24 high-quality crayons, similar in richness, ease of use and vibrancy to the national brands. They are nontoxic, and suitable for children 3+. Priced in bulk as low as $2.50 a box.
Here are the names of the colors:
Bold Black, Compassionate Cardinal, Dependable Denim, Mellow Yellow, Humble White, Grateful Green, Gracious Gray, Playful Pink, Sincere Saffron, Friendly Flamingo, Patient Purple, Beautiful Blue, Creative Crimson, Radiant Yellow, Mature Mauve, Purposeful Peacock, Open Sky Blue, Loving Lime, World Citizen Cyan, Wise Wisteria, Brave Brown, Forgiving Forest, Honest Orange.
These are wonderful in any classroom or preschool, and are especially appreciated in Montessori and Waldorf schools.