1-2-3 Come Do Some Dr. Seuss Activities With Me
Do you read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss? It’s one of my all-time favorite Seuss stories.
“Oh the Places You’ll Go” is not only perfect for March is Reading Month, Read Across America, or a Celebration of Seuss Week. but the story is also appropriate at the when students are advancing into a new grade or graduating!
With that in mind, I decided to combine reading and writing with a bit of geography, with this super-fun “Oh, the Places Go!” craftivity.
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!)
The cover of this “flip-the-flap” hat, comes with the question words: Who? What? Why? When? Where & How? written on the stripes, which when flipped over, reveal the student’s answers.
For example, “Where would you like to travel to?”, "When would you like to go?", "Why do you want to go there?", "Who do you want to go with?", "What do you want to see?" and "How do you want to get there?"
The craftivity provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H” question words in a fun way.
I’ve included a poster, with the entire questions that you can use to introduce your lesson.
As always, patterns come in both black & white for students, as well as color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.
There are also blank patterns, so that older students can write in their own words and title.
Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display.
I’ve included a variety of posters that you can sprinkle among your students creations.
I rewrote a few of the story's most popular quotations in first person to match the "Oh,the Places I'LL Go!" writing prompt title, and put them inside speech bubbles, as if your students are saying them.
Besides the quote posters, there are two others featuring students reading their way to wonderful places.
I had a lot of fun designing background papers using the color scheme from the cover of the "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" book.
I thought maybe teachers would like to use them for their own personal creations, so I've included those as well.
I also designed a set of letters which spell out the caption: “Oh, the Places Go!” to add some extra pizzazz.
Simply print, laminate & trim; then hang above your display.
To add a bit of a "geography look", I created several globes, which can be substituted for the capital and lowercase letter O.
You can leave the hat “as is” or have students glue their completed craftivity to the suitcase pattern.
A luggage tag for a student’s name, adds some 3D pop, when the top portion is glued to the handle of the suitcase, then bent up.
Today's featured FREEBIE also has a Seuss theme featuring the Grinch.
Celebrate Seuss with these two rhyming & writing, Grinch-themed "craftivities". One features two writing prompts.
Students think of things that make them grin like the Grinch, jotting these down on the left side. On the right side, they list things that make them "grinchly and grumpy".
The other craft is a "doorknobber". On the front, students glue their photo face over the Grinch's, after they color it. On the back, they list all of the words that they can think of that rhyme with whatever word you assign. I chose Grinch and Seuss.
Samples of both are included, so you can easily show examples to your students to help explain what you want them to do.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
The sun is shining, which makes the cold and windy weather almost bearable.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford