Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Seuss

It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday today.  I hope everyone is having fun celebrating Reading Across America Week. 
Today I have many activities planned that we have done in the past like eating Swedish Red Fish as we read One Fish, Two Fish.
Or making our own Foot Books.
We ALWAYS have green eggs and ham for dinner.  There are also so many activities to print (and I have printed many of them).

Here are some more ideas, by book, to do with your kids:

Green Eggs and Ham
Eat Green Eggs and Ham snacks or meals
Make a list of green foods
Make a list of words that rhyme with favorite foods (Sam-Ham)
Wear Green
Make Egg Carton Creatures
Printables from Early Moments
Egg Spinning activity (one hardboiled and one fresh)
Upper/Lower case egg matching Game by Making Learning Fun

Horton Hears A Who
Make Cotton Candy Snack
Cut out elephant ears and attach to headband to be elephants; now walk like an elephant.
Have a sound activity.  Listen to different sounds through earmuffs, earplugs, etc.
Try to make as much noise as you all can.  What works best, pots and pans, instruments, or our voices?
Talk to your children about the meaning of, “a person’s a person no matter how small.”
Talk to your children about how each of us can make a difference.
Printables from Early Moments
Watch the Movie

Hop on Pop
Jump on bubble wrap (get it? hop on pop! ha ha)
Jump on a trampoline (or bed if you have one you will allow this), or just jump in different ways (hop on one foot, hop over things, jump high, jump far, etc).
Play with bubbles (pop)
Say words and every time the kids come up with a rhyme they get to pop a balloon.
Read the page about Mr. Brown and Mr. Black, then eat brown and black snacks (pretzels half dipped in chocolate, wheat bread with blackberry jam, graham crackers and chocolate frosting).
Hide pictures of puppies around the house.  Give each child a cup and they are to find as many pups as they can and put them in their cup (references to pup in cup in this book).
Watch this video of the book from game equarium.

Yertle the Turtle
Wear Green
Wear backpacks while crawling a preset path.
Make turtles out of a bowl you paint green and green paper for head, arms, legs and tail.
Make turtles out of a smooth round rock.
Have turtle races:  Tie shoes together with laces as long as you can.  Then kids can only take small steps during race.
See how many cups your children can stack without them falling over (or blocks, or whatever).
The Cat in the Hat
Juggle with different items; balls, blocks, fruit, etc.
Printables from Early Moments
Printables from PBS kids
Watch the Movie
Make Hat snacks with 3 red gummy lifesavers and a ritz cracker
Have a hat that you put items that rhyme into (mat-cat, mouse-house…obviously these would be my children’s toys as no house would fit in a hat).
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencils have been on my list since I first saw them at Skip To My Lou!!image
Kraft Jr has these amazing Seuss Puppets.  Super easy, too!
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Make Oobleck (slime)
Experiment with the Oobleck
The point of this list is to see how easy it is to come up with activities to go along with which ever Dr. Seuss books that you have! 

Monday I had asked for links to what other people are doing.  Here they are:

Please feel free to keep adding to my Dr. Seuss linky to share what you have done/are doing for this fun week!



Amy Kinser said...

Thanks so much for the reminder and the ideas. We will be reading our Dr. Seuss books today for sure.

Ruthie said...

Great ideas - have linked up on our library facebook page! havering reading group!


Carolyn said...

Thanks for the great ideas! My son loves Dr. Seuss.
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