Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking each believes he is the true color of the sun.
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt 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.
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:
- Write a letter to your favorite color.
- Make Crayon Ornaments. We used ours as decorations and as characters to play with.
- Make your own Rainbow Crayons.
- Make Rock Art with melted crayons.
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While reading the book ask questions to build understanding and language skills.
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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