Today is National Crayon Day (yes, it’s a thing!), so we have a colorful list of activities planned. Grab that tub of crayons you have lying around and get ready for some Crayola-inspired crayon fun for kids.

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

You can download a PDF of these ideas here.

Did you miss a day? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.

DAY TWELVE - Crayon Fun

Cool Fun at Home: Crayon Fun for Kids

Explore Outside

Rock Your Walk

#ChalkYourWalk has been a big hit — so today, #RockYourWalk. Make melted crayon rock art to place along your sidewalk or driveway. They are easy to make! Get other families in the neighborhood involved and search for rocks on your afternoon walk.

Learn

How Are Crayons Made?

Ever wonder how crayons were made? Check out this video tour of the Crayola Factory from The Today Show!

Secret Crayon Messages

Have kids work on their letter writing skills by writing secret messages. The only things they need are some white paper or cardstock, a white crayon, and marker!

Creativity Challenge

Crayon Adventures

Everyone loves Oliver Jeffers illustrations about  “the crayons.” He is offering Stay at Home Storytimes live on Instagram and Facebook all week long (you can then watch recorded sessions on his website). Listen to “The Day the Crayons Quit” with your child. Then let them pick crayon out of your collection. They should name the color and make up a story about that crayon’s adventure!

Move

Twister!

Grab the game out of the closet or make your own chalk twister board on the driveway. Color-inspired movement fun!

Cerulean Light, Pea Green Light

A fun Crayola twist on the classic red light, green light game. Have the family work together to come up with some new colors and actions. For example, yellow light could mean skip and purple light could be for hopping. Bonus points for finding colors with the most obscure names!

Listen

A Colorful Playlist

While you’re working on some colorful projects today, head over to our friends at A Childhood Store (local Baltimore mom and crayon maker extraordinaire!) and check out her “Colorful Playlist.” You can also follow Katie on Instagram for art project inspiration.

Crayon Architecture

Crayon Tower Challenge

Grab your Crayons and have the kids start building.  Jacy & Kacy will help them get started in this YouTube video. How high can they build a tower?