One of our favorite picture books is Drew Daywalt’s The Day the Crayons Quit. Not only is it a great story of potential, possibilities, and creativity, it’s also just plain adorable. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a definite must read – no matter how old your kids (or you) are. Although we don’t do extension activities with all of the books we read, this one naturally lent itself to some printables to make learning more fun. While they’re not overly taxing, the activities do lend themselves to practice with visual discrimination, creative writing, informal letter writing, poetry style, and more. Not bad for a book about crayons! To make your life easier, here are three of the printables that we used with The Day the Crayons Quit.
The Day the Crayons Quit Printables
Word Search Printable
Since Little Miss is a huge fan (read “could do them all day, every day”) of word search puzzles, we created one to go with our latest reading of The Day the Crayons Quit.
Writing Paper Printable
I We also wanted to write some letters based on the ideas in the book, so instead of writing on plain paper, I whipped up some crayon writing paper for her to use.
Acrostic Poem Printable
Acrostic poems are also one of our favorite extension activities, so it seemed only natural to make a “Crayons Acrostic Poem” to go along with the book. Instead of writing the poem in plain, boring pencil, though, try writing it in colorful markers, crayons, or colored pencils. It’s a lot more fun and fits in perfectly with the book!
And, of course, if you haven’t read the book yet, you simply must get it! It makes a great addition to your home library and is one of those timeless classics that you’ll hold onto for generations to come.