The Day the Crayons…Went Back to School!

Hi Guys,

I hope everyone had a good weekend! At the library we are reaching the tail end of our summer reading program, which means it’s time to starting thinking back to school. I’m alone in my house and I can still hear the groans of children everywhere.

I was actually excited to go to work today because I was FINALLY able to put up my new back to school display and it was such a fun one to make. I’ve had it ready for more than a week 20160822_113339now but the kids don’t go back to school until the 29th, so I couldn’t put it up too early.

A few weeks ago, I was helping a little girl find Drew Daywalt’s The Day the Crayons Quit and thought how cool it would be to incorporate these personified crayons into a display. Needing a display for back to school I decided that my crayons were going to school. Hence, The Day the Crayons… Went Back to School!

My crayons each have their own little school themed sign:

Yell-ow School! School Is Cool! Red-y to Learn! Never Blue About Books! Orange You Glad It’s Time! Do I Have To? I Have Nothing To Wear! 

I couldn’t think of enough color puns that fit with the school theme! 

Anyway, I tried to give my crayons similar expressions to the book and I even made my peach crayon naked!!!


This was such a super fun and fairly easy display. I just wish we had better lighting for pictures in this area! Looks so much better in person.

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That’s all for today!



Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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