Phone Booth & Books

Phone Booth & Books lesson plan

  • 1.

    Help cut off the top flaps of a large cardboard box. Provide examples of words and numerals as needed. Use pretend phone numbers for those that are confidential.

  • 2.

    Talk about, demonstrate, and practice good phone manners: How to answer the phone, take messages, handle wrong numbers and emergencies.

  • 3.

    Use a utility knife to cut the box as children request. Store the knife in a safe place when you are finished.

  • 4.

    To make a phone booth: Cut off the top flaps of a large cardboard box with Crayola® Scissors, or ask an adult to use a utility knife.

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Washable Markers, print Phone Booth on the box. Set the phone booth on a low table with a chair. Put a phone inside it (make your own if you wish).

  • 6.

    To make phone books: On construction paper, use Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons to draw pictures of people to call (grandparent, neighbor, friend). Write their phone numbers.

  • 7.

    For the cover, write Phone Book, your name, and your phone number on a file folder. Illustrate the front and back covers with crayons.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts