1-2-3 Come Do A Doctor Seuss Activity With Me
Right along with “March is Reading Month” our school celebrates Dr. Seuss.
By mixing reading with math, I get more bang for my time, so I thought I’d design an activity using Seuss’s book, “One Fish Two Fish”.
So that you can easily diversify your lessons, I’ve included two booklets in the packet.
The first one is an emergent reader, which is packed with over 40 Dolch sight words.
For your convenience, I’ve included a full color version, so teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share, as well as a black & white option for your students to color.
Using Seuss’s story for inspiration, I’ve included some of his rhyming words, so there are "bad & glad" fish, along with fish that are fat, with one wearing a yellow hat; as well as one with a star and another driving a car.
Except for numbers 9 and 10, there are two numbers featured on a "fish bowl" page, which is a nice time saver that conserves paper.
The other option, is a simple “trace & write” counting booklet, which practices numbers, plus number and color words.
Pressed for time? Assign the cutting and assembly of the booklet as homework, which is then returned so that students can complete one or pages each day, during your reading or math block.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group, or have children partner up and take turns sharing each page.
The first one is a Seuss-themed reading log, which will help encourage students to read more during the month of March.
FREEBIE number two is a 34-page "Cat in the Hat" themed packet.
Print, laminate and trim the "food" cards. These are mini cards that include upper and lowercase letters, numbers from 0-120, number word cards, color words, 2D & 3D shape cards, 35 contraction cards, & 20 at family cards.
Students can also sort the number cards into odd and even piles and sequence them. Play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games with the number word cards and their matching number cards. These games also work for the shape and color word cards.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's currently snowing here in Michigan, and while the frosted trees are quite lovely, I'm so very sick of winter and looking forward to some sunny spring days.
Wishing you a fun-filled "Seuss-ical" kind of week, as you enjoy reading from "here to there and everywhere!"
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
Even though I’m celebrating a theme day like Dr. Seuss’ birthday or doing something special for March is Reading Month like having a Cat in the Hat Day, I still nail all of my report card standards.
I simply design things with that particular theme. To say I LOVE doing that is an understatement! There is just not enough time in the day to make all of the ideas, nor was there ever enough time in the day to get in all of the activities I wanted to do with any of the grade levels I taught!
You may have found it difficult to find things to teach those tough 3-D shapes. Me too, so I designed Dr. Seuss: The Case Of Cat’s Missing Hat. Can you imagine what he’d say if we stuck a beach ball sphere hat on his head?
Hopefully your students will giggle at the craziness, as they trace and then write the words, figuring out that the cat’s hat is a cylinder and the March wind blew it away.
I’ve included word and picture cards so students can make an Itty Bitty booklet. Print off extra copies (words on one color, pictures on another) to make Memory Match games easier to play.
Laminate them for something fun to do when students complete tasks. Click on the link to view/download Dr. Seuss: The Case Of Cat’s Missing Hat
If you’re looking to make some awesome Dr. Seuss 3-D shapes the Truffula tree has a cylinder trunk and a sphere top. I would love to visit Mrs. Lodge’s library to see her lovely Truffula trees.
She made them from inexpensive pipe insulation and tissue paper. Click on the link for her step-by-step directions. Dr. Seuss Day Truffula trees.
I also made a flat-shape Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss booklet. I think your little ones will enjoy Cat On A Shape.
Students also trace and write the shape words and then color the shapes.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
This packet includes a Dr. Seuss hat art extension. Students design their own Cat in the Hat hat. Brainstorm with your students what words rhyme with hat and write all of the At Family words on the board.
Students can include them on their hat. To really make these a keepsake, enlarge their school photo, cut them into ovals and have students glue their hats as if they are tipping them.
Your bulletin board caption: Tipping Our Hats To Good Readers! Hats off to you and all of your efforts in helping to make reading extra special and fun during March is Reading Month!
Click on the link to view/download Dr. Seuss: Cat On A Shape packet.
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more fun!
I hope you and yours have a delightful Dr. Seuss Day!