One of my favorite poems is the Crayon Box that talked. It is a great lesson for students about tolerance of others and appreciation for differences in people. I had each 1st grade student draw a picture of themselves holding hands with a friend on the inside of a crayon outline. I then constructed a crayon box and die-cut the very end of the poem to hang up for the black history month music concert at the end of the month. Here is the link to one of the lesson plans for this book: Kinderart.com
One sweet boy even drew a picture of the hulk and superman as friends!