1-2-3 Come Do A Doctor Seuss Activity With Me
Right along with “March is Reading Month” our school celebrates Dr. Seuss.
By mixing reading with math, I get more bang for my time, so I thought I’d design an activity using Seuss’s book, “One Fish Two Fish”.
So that you can easily diversify your lessons, I’ve included two booklets in the packet.
The first one is an emergent reader, which is packed with over 40 Dolch sight words.
For your convenience, I’ve included a full color version, so teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share, as well as a black & white option for your students to color.
Using Seuss’s story for inspiration, I’ve included some of his rhyming words, so there are "bad & glad" fish, along with fish that are fat, with one wearing a yellow hat; as well as one with a star and another driving a car.
Except for numbers 9 and 10, there are two numbers featured on a "fish bowl" page, which is a nice time saver that conserves paper.
The other option, is a simple “trace & write” counting booklet, which practices numbers, plus number and color words.
Pressed for time? Assign the cutting and assembly of the booklet as homework, which is then returned so that students can complete one or pages each day, during your reading or math block.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group, or have children partner up and take turns sharing each page.
The first one is a Seuss-themed reading log, which will help encourage students to read more during the month of March.
FREEBIE number two is a 34-page "Cat in the Hat" themed packet.
Print, laminate and trim the "food" cards. These are mini cards that include upper and lowercase letters, numbers from 0-120, number word cards, color words, 2D & 3D shape cards, 35 contraction cards, & 20 at family cards.
Students can also sort the number cards into odd and even piles and sequence them. Play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games with the number word cards and their matching number cards. These games also work for the shape and color word cards.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's currently snowing here in Michigan, and while the frosted trees are quite lovely, I'm so very sick of winter and looking forward to some sunny spring days.
Wishing you a fun-filled "Seuss-ical" kind of week, as you enjoy reading from "here to there and everywhere!"
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
1-2-3 Go Places With Me!
This Seuss-hat bucket, provides 2 different March, writing prompt "craftivities," perfect go-alongs with Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go book.
On the large bucket, students think of 5 places they want to go. They write the place, followed by what they want to see there, or what they want to do there.
On the small bucket, students think of all of the things they'd like to do.
This can be for the month, year, in 5, 10, 20 years, or a "bucket list" of all they want to do before they die. They include this time commitment on their hat.
Students can color their large bucket to look like an upside-down Seuss hat, or color the stripes the color scheme of the story: pink, powder blue, purple, light green, orange and yellow.
Completed projects make sweet bulletin boards for March is Reading Month or Dr. Seuss. Click on the link to view/download My Bucket List Seuss Writing Prompt Craftivities
Seuss Hat Candy Bar Wrappers:
If you're looking for a Seuss treat to give you students, I designed 4 different, Seuss sayings, candy bar wrappers.
You can print them in color or in black and white. They fit a Hershey candy bar.
I made them this size so that you could slip in any other smaller size candy bars, a stick of gum, lollipop, packet of M&M's/Skittles etc.
If you don't want to tuck in a treat, then use the printed half as a bookmark.
These make a sweet surprise left on your students' desks, or use as a reading incentive or reward for March is Reading Month.
Click on the link to view/download the Seuss Hat Candy Wrappers.
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"To teach, is to learn twice over." -Joseph Joubert
1-2-3 Come Tell Time With The Lorax And Me!
I think the Truffula trees are really cute. When I was paging through the book, The Lorax, I loved all of the pastel colors. What a pretty place to visit.
The trunks seemed to be a great vehicle for digital time, so I decided to design a telling time game, with a Lorax clock, that would be nice practice for telling time to the hour. There are 2 different games in the It's Truffula Time packet.
In the first game, students play in groups of 2-4, taking turns spinning the Lorax clock. Whatever analog time they land on, they trace the digital time on their Truffula tree trunk.
Students can also use the Lorax spinner clock, to write numbers on their mini-clock recording sheet. For this game, they can substitute dice for a spinner, rolling first 1 die for clock times 1-6.
After they have filled in all of those times, students then roll 2 dice, and add them together, to get the times greater than 6.
If you want students to practice more analog time, simply add a small paperclip with the larger one, to make hands on the clock. After students have recorded their number, they show that time on the Lorax clock.
Students can use your sample clocks that you've made for the game, or if you have time, allow students to make their own clocks. It's a great way to whole-group assess.
You can run the Trufulla tree tops on copy paper and have students color, cut and glue their tree top to their digital answer sheet, or to expedite things, and add a bit more pizzazz, you can run the master off on yellow, turquoise and pink construction paper.
Students choose a top and trim it. Click on the link to view/download the Lorax Truffula Telling Time packet.
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"...and you will succeed! Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) -Dr. Seuss
1-2-3 Come Shape Up With The Lorax And Me!
Since the Silly Shaped Penguins have been such a huge success, I thought I'd try to make something similar, with a Seuss character. The Lorax, because he's already an oval, was the perfect fit.
You can make a set and simply use them as shape anchor charts, for a fun review, during Seuss Week or March is Reading Month, or you can have students choose their favorite shape and make their own.
I've included 2 different mustache patterns for you to choose from. One says, "I mustache you what shape am I?" and the other one is plain.
I personally love the play on words and think students will think that is sort of cornball fun too.
If you want to add a bit of keepsake value to their shape, have them pick a partner, so they can trace each other's hand, on a folded-sheet of yellow construction paper.
Keeping the paper folded, they only have to cut once, making 2 hands that are perfect for a Lorax mustache.
Start off by reading The Lorax and asking students what shape he is. Show them your samples and ask them which they like the best.
You could graph this for an easy math extension. Simply hang the Lorax shapes on the white board, and write students' names under whatever one they like the best.
Tell the students that the Lorax ate some leaves from the Truffula tree and has Truffulaitis, which made him lose his normal shape.
They can help him return to the real Lorax, by completing the Lorax Shape Mystery easy reader.
Show your sample and explain what you want them to do. i.e. circle the capital letters, add end punctuation, trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shapes etc.
As children complete their Lorax easy reader, they can make a Lorax shape of their choice. Run the templates off on orange paper.
Children can add wiggle eyes, and accordion folded, construction paper arms and legs. Suspend the Lorax shapes back-to-back from the ceiling, or mount them on a pastel blue bulletin board, flanked by truffula trees.
Your caption could be: "Reading Really Gets Us In Shape!" Click on the link to view/print the Lorax Shape Packet.
Finally, another sweet Lorax "craftivity" is making a mustache/moustache to launch a writing prompt. It's an interesting and "Suessical" way of doing things that I think your students will enjoy.
For an adorable bulletin board, take everyone's photograph wearing their mustache and put it next to their writing. Your bulletin board title could be the same question you are asking: "We mustache you, would you save a truffula tree?"
Flank the board on either side, with 2 colorful truffula trees, made out of strips of neon-colored tissue paper, and rolled up green bulletin board paper for the trunk, that you can stripe with brightly colored boarder. Click on the link to view/download the Lorax Writing Prompt packet.
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"Fill your house with lots of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." -Dr. Seuss
1-2-3 Come Write With Horton and Me!
Are you looking for a writing prompt for your Dr. Seuss activities? Do you need a quick and easy Seuss bulletin board for March is Reading Month? Well, you've stopped at the right blog.
I think your students will enjoy making a Horton Hears "craftivity." Simply run off the templates on gray construction paper.
Children cut out the pieces, and glue their "ear flap" on Horton, so that it flips open. Students complete the thought: Horton hears a Who how about you? and think of something that they hear and describe it.
Challenge older students to use rhyme in their writing like Seuss does. Remind them that made up words are OK as well. After children have completed their writing, they draw a picture of what/who they heard, under the ear flap.
For that finishing touch, add the child's school photo to the front of the ear.
Mount on a green-backed bulletin board; sprinkle some jungle leaves around the edges to act as a border. Your caption can be the same as the one on Horton's ear, or Stampede To Read. Click on the link to view/download the Horton Hears writing prompt craftivity.
Looking for more Dr. Seuss activities? Scroll down for other articles, or click on the link to zip to that part of my site for over 40 Seuss FREEBIES, and if you count all of the activities within the packets, there are over 100 Seuss ideas to help you have a wonderful Seuss Day/Week!
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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you know, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
1-2-3 Come Make A Flip Hat With Me.
I got the idea to make hat flip books from Mrs. Zrihen over at A Teachers Treasure. She teaches 6-8 grade reading and made one for figurative language. Click on the link to check out her creative blog.
My wheels were of course turning, of what I could do for lower elementary, so I whipped together this one on coins.
The Cent-sational Seuss hat is a quick and easy little activity for your Seuss unit that will help review coins in a fun way.
Students cut their cover into flaps and glue it to the edge of their hat, so that when they flip a stripe over, it reveals the appropriate coin that they've glued and how much it's worth.
Completed projects make a great spring bulletin board. Click on the link to view/download the Cent-sational Seuss hat.
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"If you follow the crowd, you might get lost in it." -Unknown
1-2-3 Come Pattern With Me!
Whenever I covered patterns, I usually passed out several colored manipulatives like Unifix cubes or patterning blocks, so that my students could complete the patterns and show me one of their own and then name it, such as ABAB, ABCABC, ABBA etc.
I wanted to think of something different to do, as a math center, for Dr. Seuss Week, so I frogged around with a variety of things a child could create with the stripes on a Cat in the Hat hat.
The result is the 10-page packet: Dr. Seuss Hat Patterning
I think your students will enjoy these hands-on activities and game.
They are an easy and fun way to whole-group assess patterning.
Make a class set of the white-hat template, and cut a variety of colored construction paper strips.
Children choose 2 colors. Teacher calls out a pattern and students arrange their stripes to show it. You can see at a glance who needs help.
If you don't want to save the game for next year, when you have completed your assessment, have students glue their stripes to their hat showing their favorite pattern.
There are also several art "craftivities" as well, including my Y5's favorite, which was designing their own Seuss hat.
For little ones, use the pattern that has stripes on it, so that they can simply color it differently than the real cat's hat.
For some great fine motor practice, instead of coloring their hat, have children rip and tear a colored strip of construction paper and then glue the pieces to their hat. Reinforce an ABAB pattern by having them choose only one color.
Use the blank template for older students and encourage them to design a hat with something other than stripes. Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss Hat Patterning Packet.
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"Fill your house with books, in all of the crannies and all of the nooks!" -Dr. Seuss
1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me!
The Cat in the Hat Telling Time Game is a fun additon for your Seuss-themed activities.
Students make their analog Cat in the Hat clock and add digital time stripes to their hat by rolling dice.
They trace the stripe, place it on their hat and then manipulate the paperclip hands to show the analog time.
The first one with a completed hat, or the one with the most stripes when the timer rings, is the winner.
Teachers should make a sample for demonstration and then use it as an anchor chart for the month of March.
Click on the link to view/download The Cat In The Hat Telling Time Game.
These Seuss bookmarks would make a nice "prize" for the winners, or use them as a sweet surprise, and leave them on your students desks.
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"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." -Dr. Seuss