Tomorrow, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss's birthday! To celebrate this creative author's birthday we read many silly Seuss books and incorporated several Seuss inspired projects into our week. Here's a look at a few of our favorite projects...
Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Caldecott Honor Book) by Dr. Seuss. To make Oobleck combine cornstarch, water and green food coloring. Then mix until you have a consistency something between a liquid and a solid. At first my tot didn't enjoy getting his hands dirty, so I grabbed a few utensils from the kitchen and he had at it. Eventually he warmed up to this strange texture and and got as messy as his sister!
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories and made our own turtles from paper plates and construction paper. This was a simple and easy craft to prepare. My preschooler cut out legs a head and tail for the turtles and taped them onto the front side of the paper plate. Then we turned the plates upside down and my preschooler and tot glued ripped pieces of construction paper to decorate their turtle's back.
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! After reading this book many times we created "wockets" "nellers", "bofas" and several other silly creatures out of playdough. I gave my tot and preschooler a basket filled with craft supplies (googly eyes, feathers, beads and pipe cleaners) and let them create Seuss inspired creatures. Tomorrow we'll read If I Ran the Zoo and use our playdough and craft supplies to create unusual zoo animals.
How will you celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday?