Practice rhyming words with Dr. Seuss. You assign a word, or give students a choice. Children write the word on the brim of their Seuss hat and then think of as many words as they can that rhyme with it. Students jot their words on a sheet of scratch paper, then write them in aphabetical order on their hat.
Encourage creativity and have them dream up one nonsense word, which they define on the back of their bookmark. Completed projects make a sweet Read Across America bulletin board. Caption: "Hats Off to Wonderful Word Work!" or "Rhyme Time With the Cat in the Hat."