The Day the Crayons Quit Musical (2018-2019SY)

The Day the Crayon Quit Musical! 

The first grade students have been working hard on form (patterns in music), singing, rhythm, playing instruments and movement with classical music. All of these concepts can be seen through their performance of The Day the Crayons Quit. We have taken the story, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, and turned it into a musical sound story!

Song List:

I Climbed up the Apple Tree

Purple Light (John Feierabend)

Going on a Bear Hunt (Denise Gagne)

Carnival of the Animals – The Elephant

On a Log, Mister Frog

Mister Sun (Lynn Kleiner)

Pitter, Patter (John Feierabend)

Colors Song


Some of the Georgia Standards of Excellence that were met through this performance:

  • ESGM1.CR.1 Improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  • ESGM1.PR.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others
  • ESGM1.PR.2 Perform a varied repertoire of music on instruments, alone and with others
  • ESGM1.RE.1 Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
  • ESGM1.RE.2 Evaluate music and music performances
  • ESGM1.RE.3 Move to a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.


Concepts/Objectives: Students worked their echo-singing  in Purple Light and used beat motions in Going on a Bear Hunt. Students also used speaking voices to perform I Climbed up the Apple Tree in an ABA form of ‘Speak, Think, Speak.’ The simple song Pitter, Patter and Mister Sun allows students to sing in their head voices and perform choreographed non-locomotive movement with a group. In Carnival of the Elephants, The Elephant students learned about patterns in music and performed a scarf routine to represent the form of the piece. Students also improvised a thunderstorm using body percussion.