A bundle of fun with these crayons in preschool

Our students love to color so we thought during our color review week, we would mix it up a little and let them try coloring with crayon bundles….

In almost every case, the children began by making the crayons go round and round on their paper…

Trying to get all the crayons to touch the paper at the same time was an interesting challenge. The children had to learn how to tap the crayons on the ends until they were all level…

Some of the older children began to make other shapes…

This child really didn’t see the point in keeping the crayons together so she took all the rubber bands off so she could make a picture of her family…

Others enjoyed exploring this interesting and different way of creating with crayons…

Usually by the end of each day, all the rubber bands were removed from the crayons – LOL!

Check out these crayon activities and crafts too…

Crayon Painting from Quirky Momma

Abstract Crayon Art by Crafty-Crafted

Edible Crayons by Gourmet Mom on-the-Go

Wax Crayon Pictures from NurtureStore

Crayon Box from Be Different Act Normal

Crayons on Trucks from When You Never Expect Two

Melted Crayon Drawings from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Broken Crayon Monogram Art from Dollar Store Crafts

Melted Crayon Paper Weights or Melted Crayon Pottery from The Honorable Mention Preschool Blog

By |2011-04-06T11:00:37+00:00April 6th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Centers and Circle Time April 6, 2011 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I think bundling is fun in the beginning but I think the kids quickly realize it’s difficult to be detailed with bundles! Awesome Observation! I wonder if the amount of time they decide to take the band off is a reflection of their age or their writing experience? hmm?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 6, 2011 at 11:48 am - Reply

      It is a little of both. Our two year olds looked at this as a fine motor experience. They immediately took the rubber bands off then spent the rest of the time trying to put them back on again. Our older children took the rubber bands off so they could draw 🙂

  2. Rachel April 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    That looks like a lot of fun! It looks like a great way to help those starting-to-color kiddos who are still working on fine motor skills. Bigger bundles are probably easy to hold/control. I’ll have to try this with our kids.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 6, 2011 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      It does create a challenge for fine motor control but it isn’t easier for the children to draw with. I think this is why they tend to take the crayons apart in the end:)

  3. Esther September 21, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Inspired by you, I used flat side of the bundle of crayons to create flower prints! But my 4 yr old didn’t like the idea of using the flat side:-(


    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I LOVE this Esther!!! I actually found your post in my reader and was surprised when I saw Teach Preschool mentioned. The crayon printing caught my attention right away!

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