Crayon Box Craft Inspired by The Day the Crayons Quit

Here’s a simple craft and retelling activity using an empty crayon box to go with the popular children’s book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. There’s even a free printable to help you get started! 

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Crayon Box Craft and Retelling Activity based on The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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The Preschool Book Club is back this week with creative activities for kids inspired by the popular children’s book, The Day the Crayons Quit. Every other week we’ll be sharing some fun activities for kids based on the book of the week. (Be sure to check out all my activities for kids inspired by children’s books!)

 

The Day the Crayons Quit Activity for Kids

 

 

Crayon Box Craft Inspired by The Day the Crayons Quit

If you’ve never read The Day the Crayons Quit, it’s definitely one you’ll want to check out. My kids absolutely love it! In this story a child opens his crayon box only to find his crayons have quit. Each color crayon has left him notes explaining their feelings and complaints as to why they’ve quit. My kids love reading what all the crayons have to say and even come up with ideas as to what their own crayons might be thinking.

 

The Day the Crayons Quit

 

Because this book is a great way to encourage focusing on another point of view, I decided to create a project that allows children to illustrate what their own crayons would say if they were to quit just like the ones in the story!

 

The Day the Crayons Quit Craft and Activity for Kids

 

Materials for Crayon Box Craft

crayon image

*Clip Art by Scrappin Doodles

 

Making the Crayon Box Craft

1. Start by printing out the free printable sheet which includes crayons and empty word bubbles.

 

2. Write what you’d like each crayon to say inside a word bubble. You can either have children choose something that was said in the actual book to practice retelling, or let them come up with their own sentences the crayons might say.

the day the crayons quit activity for kids

 

3. Cut out each crayon. Lucy even drew faces on hers using a black pen. (You can also have your child draw their own crayons and cut those out if he/she would prefer.)

 

4. Cut out the word bubbles.

cut out the word bubbles

 

5. Place all your crayons and word bubbles together on the table so they’re ready to be attached to your crayon box.

 

the day the crayons quit activity for kids

 

6. Glue or tape the crayons and word bubbles onto your empty crayon box. That’s it!

 

The Day the Crayons Quit Craft and Activity

 

You can display it as is, or glue it onto some cardstock to display.

 

The Day the Crayons Quit Craft and Activity

The Day the Crayons Quit Craft and Activity for Kids (w/ Free Printable)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

More The Day the Crayons Quit Activities

Be sure to check out all the creative The Day the Crayons Quit activities created by the other members of The Preschool Book Club Series!

The Day the Crayons Quit Crafts and Activities from the Preschool Book Club

Crayon Shaving Sensory Art from Sugar Aunts

Paper Doll Crayons from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

The Day the Crayons Quit Writing Activity from Homegrown Friends

The Day the Crayons Quit Follow Up Story from Mama Papa Bubba

 


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