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
1-2-3 Go Places With Me!
This Seuss-hat bucket, provides 2 different March, writing prompt "craftivities," perfect go-alongs with Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go book.
On the large bucket, students think of 5 places they want to go. They write the place, followed by what they want to see there, or what they want to do there.
On the small bucket, students think of all of the things they'd like to do.
This can be for the month, year, in 5, 10, 20 years, or a "bucket 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 the color scheme of the story: pink, powder blue, purple, light green, orange and yellow.
Completed projects make sweet bulletin boards for March is Reading Month or Dr. Seuss. Click on the link to view/download My Bucket List Seuss Writing Prompt Craftivities
Seuss Hat Candy Bar Wrappers:
If you're looking for a Seuss treat to give you students, I designed 4 different, Seuss sayings, candy bar wrappers.
You can print them in color or in black and white. They fit a Hershey candy bar.
I made them this size so that you could slip in any other smaller size candy bars, a stick of gum, lollipop, packet of M&M's/Skittles etc.
If you don't want to tuck in a treat, then use the printed half as a bookmark.
These make a sweet surprise left on your students' desks, or use as a reading incentive or reward for March is Reading Month.
Click on the link to view/download the Seuss Hat Candy Wrappers.
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"To teach, is to learn twice over." -Joseph Joubert
1-2-3 Come Fly Away With Me!
This adorable hot air balloon is a quick and easy writing “craftivity.” The 3 sides of the balloon each hold a different writing prompt, that your students will enjoy doing.
One side says, A place I’ve been is . . . I like it because . . . Another side says: My favorite place to go is . . . because . . . Finally, the 3rd balloon says, A place I’d like to go is . . . because. . .
To make these cuties, simply run off the balloon templates on a variety of colored construction paper. If you want the balloons to be of the same color scheme as the book, then you need to run off pink, powder blue, light green, orange, yellow and light purple.
Students take one of each writing prompt and complete it. Remind them to have spaces between their words, use proper capitalization and include end punctuation, so that you're covering those common core state standards as well.
Afterwards, students fold the balloons and glue, ½ of each one, to the other, so that the balloon now has 3 sides. This is a lot easier for students to do, if you demonstrate how it’s done.
If you look closely at the photograph I took in the mirror, you can see the green side of the balloon in the picture as well as the back of the basket.
Run off the basket on brown construction paper. Students need a right and left basket, so that when they glue it together they fit, so that you can also view the basket from the front or back.
Punch a hole at the top of the basket, on either side. Tie a piece of yarn on both sides. So they don't show, these ends will be tucked inside the rectangular opening of the balloon.
It's nice if students can have 2 of the same photo, so their "body in the basket" also has a front and a back. Insert yarn ends INSIDE the base of the balloon. You may want to use a bit of Scotch tape.
Punch a hole in the top of the balloon, in the middle, and tie on a piece of yarn. These look wonderful suspended from the ceiling. Click on the link to view/download the Oh The Places You’ll Go Writing Prompt Balloons.
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