1-2-3 Come Seuss With Me!
Anyone else out there "ob-seussed" with the works of Dr. Seuss? I enjoyed some of his books as a child, but when I really appreciated his prolific writing, was when I became a teacher. I could see first hand that his goofy pictures, silly words and rhyming technique caused giggles and helped my students learn how to read.
His birthday is March 2nd. This year he'd be 110 and many will celebrate with a Cat in the Hat Day or by simply reading Seuss books through out the month.
With over 60 titles to choose from, you could read a different one each day as you join with others to "Read Across America."
To help you celebrate, I designed a few activities to put in centers or play games with, as a way to review a variety of standards.
The number puzzle strips have been downloaded quite a bit, so I thought it would be fun to make a few with a Seuss theme.
Thanks to the wonderful graphics by myclipartstore.com they turned out adorable. The puzzles help your kiddos practice counting to 10, count backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip count by 10's to 100. Click on the link to view/download the 14 Dr. Seuss puzzles.
Another cute way to practice skip counting by 10's is to have your students make Thing 1 and Thing 2. Add 10 turquoise hair strips that they've "curled" on a crayon (5 on each Thing) and then count them by 10's.
Click on the link to view/download the Count by 10's With Thing 1 and Thing 2 "craftivity".
Many teachers have told me that they collect my different alphabet cards, so that they can switch things up a bit each month to keep their students' interest.
In the Dr. Seuss alphabet packet you'll find Thing 1 and Thing 2 ABC cards that show both upper and lowercase letters on the same card, as well as separate upper and lowercase letter cards, so that you can play all sorts of games like Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?"
Use them as flashcards, a border, cut them up into puzzles etc. I've provided a 3-page tip list of all sorts of things you can do with them, as well as Kaboom cards to make games even more fun. Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss Alphabet Cards.
Finally, I also made some number cards from 0 to 120. There are math symbol cards as well, so that students can make and solve equations, plus an odd and even sorting mat and a tip list of ideas. Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss Number Cards.
That's it for today. I hope you can stop by again tomorrow for the newest Seuss FREEBIES. In the meantime, scroll down to see other blog articles and ideas, or click on the link to pop on over to the Dr.Seuss section of TeachWithMe to find even more.
"Don't cry that it's over; smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss
I think students find it more fun to review report card standards if you give them a new twist by adding them to a theme day.
Slap on a bit of Cat in the Hat clip art and you have a new Memory Match game that will have your little ones wanting to review upper and lowercase letters one more time.
Print them off on two different colors so the game is easier to play. I’ve also made cards for skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, and 10’s and counting by 1’s for little ones.
Click on the link to view/download the Dr. Seuss number and letter cards. Play the Cat in the Hat spinner game and continue to review skip counting.
Decide which group of numbers you want students to work on. Run off the Cat in the Hat sheets and pass out some red markers. Students play in groups of 2 to 4, taking turns spinning the paperclip.
Whatever number they land on they trace and then write the number on their hat. They do not have to do it in any particular order.
If they spin a number they’ve already traced, they lose their turn. The person who fills in their entire hat, or the one with the most stripes colored in by the time the timer rings, is the winner.
Seuss Time is played the same way, only with digital time to the hour. I have also included digital time cards so students can make Itty Bitty time booklets as well.
Click on the link to view/download Dr. Seuss Time & Counting Games
I hope these ideas add some fun to your Dr. Seuss or Cat in the Hat Day celebrations. Scroll down for lots more Dr. Seuss ideas and activities, booklets, bookmarks, centers, art activities and more!
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