I can’t believe that we are marching toward Dr. Seuss Day. The beloved children’s author was born on March 2, 1904. But why celebrate just one day? Here are some ideas for having a whole month of Dr. Seuss!
Marching Towards Dr. Seuss Day.
Books: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish/ Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Activities-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Have them paint their own fish.
- Go fishing. Pick up a magnetic fish game like this one.
- Fill your water table with fish and sea creatures and let them play.
Serve multi-color Goldfish crackers and juice for snack.
Activities-Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
- During circle time, talk with the kids about their favorite places around town (library, grocery store, park, etc), or if they could go anywhere where would they go? You could even have them talk about their favorite vacation.
- Set up a class treasure hunt for ‘Oh, the places they will go’ (play room, play ground, etc) in the center and give everyone a prize at the end.
- Ask them where they would like to visit and pin point it on the map.
- Let them color an ‘Oh, The Places You Will Go’ worksheet. Find it here.
- Oh, The Places You Will Go suitcase craft, find the directions here.
Make and serve ‘Earth’ cookies. Find the recipe here.
Books: Fox In Socks/The Foot Book
- Foot print flowers. Paint their feet and then draw a stem and grass at the bottom of the page. Use card stock for this.
- Foot prints (All the feet you will meet.)-Put their footprints in the middle of the page. At the top write, “Left Foot, Right Foot. Feet. Feet. Feet.” At the bottom write, “Oh, how many feet you meet!”
- Shoe Hunt-Have all the kids take their shoes off and then have your co-teacher take them out into the hall. Hide the pairs of shoes in your classroom and then let them go find them.
- Tye Dye Socks-Have your parents bring in a brand new pair of white socks for their child and then tie dye them.
- Make your own socks-Have your parents bring in a brand new pair of white socks for their child and then let them decorate them with fabric paint.
- Go to the dollar store and buy as many pairs of fun socks as you need for your class. Make up some ‘foot’ trivia and make sure everyone in your class goes home with a pair of new socks.
Buy a footprint cookie cutter (see here) and bake as many ‘foot cookies’ as you need for your class. Take in icing and other decorations and let them design their own feet in the morning. Let them set and dry until snack time.
More Ideas for Marching Toward Dr. Seuss Day.
Book: What Pet Should I Get?/Go, Dog, Go!
- During circle time talk about each child’s pets. If a child doesn’t have a pet, ask them what their dream pet would be. Talk about all the things you have to do to take care of different kinds of pets.
- See if one or two of your parents can bring in the family pet for a visit.
- Set up an easy obstacle course in your classroom and let your kids act like ‘dogs’ and go, go, go!
- Print out a bone ‘pattern’ and let your kids decorate their own bone.
- Wash the dog sensory activity. See here.
- Pet themed yoga. See here. Note: This may be best for older children.
Book: Horton Hears A Who
- During circle time, read the book and discuss why it is important to love, respect, and help others. You can also discuss why everyone is important.
- “Who” craft, see here.
- Everyone’s an Elephant.
- Hand print Elephant.
- Talk about Horton’s Character traits. Make a chart and ask the kids which character trait is their favorite and what most applies to them.(What is your favorite character trait?/Which character trait is most like you?/Is there a character trait of Horton’s that you don’t have that you would like to work on?)
With the ideas above, you should have a wacky, fun, tongue twister of a month celebrating Dr. Seuss.