1 2 3 Come Do Some More "Oh, the Places You'll Go..." Suess Activities With Me!
Last week I posted a super-fun “Oh the Places I'll Go” flip-the-flap, writing prompt HAT craftivity.
While I was working on that packet, I also designed a craft featuring "little readers" as well as graphics depicting older students; however the packet was fast approaching 100 pages, so I decided to divide the crafts into 3 separate packets, which would then have less pages and a much lower price point.
This way, teachers could choose which writing prompt best suits their students and grade level.
Featured below, are the other two "Oh the Places" packets, which are not only perfect for March is Reading Month, Read Across America, or a Celebration of Seuss Week. but certainly appropriate at the end of the year, when students are "going places" by advancing into a new grade or graduating!
As with the HAT craft, these too, combine reading and writing with a bit of geography.
Children think of a place they’d like to travel to. Money is no object, so the world is literally at their feet.
Older students can do a bit of research, to find out about a fascinating place they’d like to travel to. (Thus the geography connection, as well as great research & technology practice!)
In the "Little Readers" packet there are 4, black & white graphic options of children reading a book. They come with and without faces.
The Students choose one, which becomes the “base”. They color, then cut it out. The hat "booklet" is glued to the top of the graphic of the child's head.
The cover of the hat, comes with & without the question words: Who? What? Why? When? Where & How?
This flips up to reveal 3-pages of answers.
For one of my samples I used the same color scheme as the "Oh, the Places You'll Go" story.
This is a great teachable moment to practice an ABAB color pattern as well.
Using white as my second color choice and not having to fill in those stripes also saved time.
The craftivity provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H” question words in a fun way.
I find this particularly helpful with my Y5s as they enjoy sharing, so when I ask if anyone has any questions they'll often say things like, "I want to make one" or "I have a hat like that" instead of asking a question.
In all three packets I’ve included a poster with the questions, which you can use to introduce your lesson.
Afterwards, hang it up, so that older students can refer to it, or you could also read each question, then allow time for students to write down their answers.
You can leave the “child reading craftivity” as is, or have students glue it to the pattern featuring a stack of 2 suitcases.
If you think this is too much coloring for your kiddos, simply snip off the bottom suitcase to give to another child.
A luggage tag for a student’s name, adds some 3D pizzazz.
Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display.
The quote posters are in plural form, as if your students are saying these popular phrases from the story.
There are also letters for the caption: “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!” to add extra pizzazz, which are also included in all 3 packets.
Students color and trim the suitcase, then glue it to the front of a file folder, which flips down to reveal their completed 3-page writing prompt.
The writing provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H”, which are also in the Hat and Little Readers packets: Where would you like to go? When would you like to go? Who do you want to go with? Why do you want to go? What do you want to see? and "How do you want to get there?
I’ve also included a blank page template, so that students can consolidate their answers to one page, or write longer answers if they want.
Students color and trim, then glue to the top of their trunk booklet.
This option can be left "as is" or can also be topped with one of the 4 ”students reading a book” graphics for a taller completed project.
Since spring brings a buzzing of bees, I thought you'd like to have a "Parts of a Honey Bee" anchor chart poster.
For the second FREEBIE, click on the link for some bee-themed math games.
Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.
Woo hoo! The sun is shining and temps are in the 50s.
Even though spring has sprung, it still remains rather chilly here in Michigan. Wishing you a warm and wonderful day.
"Reading is dreaming with open eyes!" -Unknown