1-2-3 Come Do Some Seuss Activities With Me
The Cat in the Hat’s hat seems to be the most recognized symbol for Dr. Seuss.
I like using it for a variety of activities during a Dr. Seuss is on the Loose celebration. If you want to make a quick and easy 3-dimensional stovepipe hat out of a paper plate and construction paper Click on the link. Dr. Seuss Hat
Why not have students design a new Dr. Seuss hat. Instead of stripes, why not stars or polka dots? Run off my template on white construction paper and tell students that the sky’s the limit.
They’ll make a cute bulletin board. Click on the link for Dr. Seuss hat template. I LOVE dressing up for theme days and make my own costumes via a trip to the Good Will, + some felt, no sew glue and a bottle of puffy paint.
You can easily slap on a character to a jumper, blazer or vest. I found some cute costume ideas, including this adorable little girl who is truly a cat IN the hat at Mom’s Best Nest.
Click on the link to check them out. Dr. Seuss Day Costume Ideas.
Dr. Seuss certainly colors our world with whimsy!
To help you review colors and reinforce color word recognition, you’ll enjoy The Colors Of Seuss On The Loose.
This 4-on-a-page mini booklet, features some of Seuss’ most colorful characters like the brightly colored yellow Sneeches.
Students read the simple sentences, trace and then wrtie the color words.
There’s a color version as well as a black and white template so that students can color the Grinch green and the Lorax orange etc.
The packet includes color words and Seuss hats so your students can make Itty Bitty booklets as well as play Memory Match games. Two graphs provide math extensions.
Click on the link to view/download The Colors of Seuss On the Loose Booklet
Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days is the perfect book to read to accompany this activity. It’s one of my all-time favorite Seuss books.
Because it’s about colors as well as feelings, I designed My Seuss-Hat Feelings Booklet.
This is also a 4-on-the-page mini booklet to save on paper when printing and features a blank-faced cat so that students can fill in his emotions.
This is a great writing prompt booklet that will help reinforce the use of adjectives and description as well as review color words and how they are associated with emotions.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ book Today I Feel Silly as well as Glad Monster Sad Monster are also great “Feelings” books with fabulous use of color and make nice comparison contrast stories.
Books are a great vehicle to explain this concept to children and introduce them to Venn diagrams, as well as give them more experience with graphing.
I’ve included 2 Venn diagrams, 2 graphing extensions + an assessment tool in this packet.
I truly believe that “Children don’t care how much you know ‘til they know how much you care.” Little ones have more going on in their young lives than we realize.
Giving this easy assessment every few months can really be an eye-opener for you. Children are not always as happy as they seem.
Click on the link to view/download My Seuss-Hat Feelings packet.
Scroll down for more Dr. Seuss activities. Whether you’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday or planning a Cat in the Hat day, I hope it’s simply purrrr-fect!