The Day the Crayons Quit Crafts and Activities

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The Days the Crayons Quit is a super cute story that explores feelings and conflict management. Poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds that his crayons have had enough! They quit! The crayons are all arguing about which one of them is more important. The story explores a bunch of different feelings in an amusing and relatable way.

We had a lot of fun reading, discussing and doing The Day the Crayons Quit crafts and activities.

The Day the Crayons Quit crafts and activities

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a really delightful book that introduces topics such as diversity and conflict management at a level that children can relate to.

The Day the Crayons Came Home is a fun companion book where kids will have fun exploring more colors and their problems.

The Day the Crayons Quit Crafts and Activities:

  • Write a letter to your favorite color.
  • Make Crayon Ornaments. We used ours as decorations and as characters to play with.
The Day the Crayons Quit crafts and activities
The Day the Crayons Quit Printable Crayons Template
Children will love to explore their emotions with the My Many Colored Feelings activity
My Many Colored Feelings

 

DIY Rainbow Crayons
DIY Rainbow Crayons
Rock Art Project Using Melted Crayons
Rock Art Project Using Melted Crayons

 

Let us know if you enjoyed these The Day the Crayons Quit Crafts and Activities.

While reading the book ask questions to build understanding and language skills.

Discussion Questions for The Day the Crayons Quit:

  • What crayon works the hardest for you? Do you think that the crayon likes it when you choose it? Why or why not?
  • When is it important to color inside the lines? Do you like to be neat, too?
  • Do you ever feel ignored or not valued like Beige?
  • How do you feel after you have to work really hard?
  • Do you ever feel “empty” like white? If so, when?
  • Have you ever wished that someone would invite you to play?
  • What work do you enjoy doing?
  • Have your friends ever argued? How did that make you feel?
  • What color is the sun? Do you think that more than one color could share the sun?
  • Have you ever felt like you needed “a break” from a friend? How did you handle that?
  • Are there colors that are boy colors or girl colors? If so, how do you decide which is which?
  • Have you ever felt embarrassed like Peach?

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6 Comments


  1. I had a management course today, and gave this book as an example:) Workers have feelings, too.

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  2. These are really cute ideas. I hadn’t heard of this book, but we like crayon crafts, so we’ll have to check it out. 🙂 Thank you for linking up.

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    1. Thank you for hosting!

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  3. How cute! I’ve been wanting to do some melted crayon crafts with the children. I bet they would make cute magnets on the fridge. These books look fun. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. What a great idea to turn them into magnets!

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