1-2-3 Come Do Some Dr. Seuss Activities With Me
Seuss's birthday is March 2nd, so I'm featuring 3 of my all-time favorite writing prompt "Seuss-tivities" that have recently been up-dated.
First up is the perfect "go-along" to Dr. Seuss's book, "Oh The Places You'll Go". This packet features 3, quick, easy and fun writing prompt craftivities.
On the large bucket, students think of 5 places they want to go, then write the place, followed by what they want to see there, or what they want to do while they are there.
There’s also another writing prompt option of “Oh the top 5 things I want to do are…”
I’ve included a full-page pattern, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page template to conserve paper.
The 3rd prompt is a mini-bucket “slider", where students think of all of the things they'd like to do, and jot them down on a strip of paper.
This can be for the month, year, in 5, 10, 20 years, or a 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 however they want.
Some of my students used the color scheme featured in the “Oh The Places You’ll Go” story: pink, powder blue, purple, light green, orange and yellow.
Completed projects make sweet bulletin boards for March is Reading Month or a Dr. Seuss celebration.
Another writing prompt craftivity to also go along with this book, is my hot air balloon, which turns out absolutely "awww-dorable" making a wonderful keepsake.
Completed projects look terrific suspended from the ceiling, swirling and twirling.
I've designed it with 3 different writing prompt balloons, so that it's 3 dimensional; however, you can simply do just one with your PK kiddos, and display them on a cloud-filled bulletin board.
I do this during my "Celebration of Seuss" week, but it's also a super-fun activity for the end of the year when students will be "sailing into the next grade".
With that in mind, I've also included a set of posters for your display. There's one for preschool-4th grade, with several generic and blank options for anything else.
I've also included blank balloon patterns, so that you can program with a different writing prompt, making it suitable for back-to-school as well.
There's a large, full-page pattern, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page template to conserve paper.
Finally, "If We Ran The Circus" packet, is based on Dr. Seuss's book "If I Ran The Circus".
After reading Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran The Circus, have students transition to either of these interesting writing prompts.
One is a class book. There are two writing prompt options, plus a blank page for you to program with whatever.
Students complete their page and illustrate it. Collect and collate the pages and add the cover. There are two options.
Read your class book aloud by having each student share the page that they wrote. I keep our class-made books in a basket in our classroom library. It’s one of my students’ favorite “go to’s”.
Remember to display your class-made books for conferences too. They are a great resource to show improvement.
The other writing prompt is a circus tent “craftivity” with 3 tent options in black and white.
Students color and cut out their tent and attach their "If I ran the circus..." paper to the edges, bending it so that their tent is now a 3D cylinder. (Don't forget to review that shape.)
For that finishing touch, students glue their photo to the face of either a clown or a ringmaster. Punch holes on either side, add a yarn loop and suspend from the ceiling.
You can also opt to simply have students use the tent as a “header” gluing their writing prompt underneath. Completed projects make a cute bulletin board.
I’ve included a circus clown poster to use for your display, as well as full-color tents, plus my 2 completed writing prompt samples, so that you can quickly & easily make examples to share.
I bought some darling clip art on etsy an made a set of Dr. Seuss Number Puzzles. I hope your kiddos enjoy them!
Well that's it for today. Time to go throw some salt on my sidewalk, so I don't break my neck taking the dog out.
Looking at all this snow, one would never guess that it's the tail end of February here in Michigan!
Wishing you a warm and cozy day.
"As he approached his 28th birthday in February 1840, Dickens knew himself to be famous, successful and tired. He needed a rest, and he made up his mind to keep the year free of the pressure of producing monthly installments of yet another long novel." -Claire Tomalin