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The Day The Crayons Quit Book Companion – Activities

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The Day The Crayons Quit is a great book to share with your students to talk about respecting the feelings of others and that we all have different perspectives. It’s also a fun book to share on National Crayon Day, which is March 31st. The activities in this literature guide come in both a Digital and Print Format.

This book companion is filled with activities that promote big ideas, themes, and concepts. There are opportunities for students to question the author, analyze the author’s and illustrator’s craft, and make connections to self and the real world.

Be sure to check out the PREVIEW to see more of what’s included.


  • A pre-reading wondering about the book activity
  • Making predictions activity using the cover of the book
  • Comprehension questions
  • Story Map
  • Activity to examine important events in the story
  • Examining cause and effect
  • Several activities to summarize the story
  • A sequencing activity
  • Identifying the themes in the story activity
  • Character map – 2 versions to differentiate
  • Challenge vocabulary cards with matching definitions
  • 30 Comprehension Questions
  • Story Map – 2 versions
  • 5 W’s and H
  • Activities and Graphic Organizers for Important Events, Summarization, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, and Fact or Opinion
  • Themes and Big Idea Word Lists and Graphic Organizers
  • Character Traits Word Lists, Graphic Organizers
  • How Duncan Changed activity
  • 6 Writing Activities
  • A book review
  • Writing a letter to the crayons – letter writing lesson and activity
  • My Favorite Color is – opinion writing lesson and activity
  • Feelings Activity

With so many activities, you can pick and choose the ones that best suit the needs of your students.


PLEASE NOTE: The digital versions of the files are store on Google™ Drive and formatted as Google™ Slides. You will need a Google™ Classroom or Google™ Drive account to access these files. There is a PDF file included in the download with links to the three files. You will click on each link. A page will appear that allows you to make a copy of the file to your Google™ account.

© Susan Morrow This purchase is for single classroom use only. Sharing this resource with multiple teachers, an entire school, or an entire school system is strictly forbidden. Multiple licenses are available at a discount.

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