After reading Dr. Seuss's book, What Was I Scared Of? (Also found in The Sneetches) discuss what kinds of things people are afraid of and how they can overcome their fears.
You can do this as a whole group activity and jot down UP phrases as your students think of them, making one poster, or use this as an interesting activity for your Daily 5 word work and have students each make up their own.
Use these Cat in the Hat Popsicle stick paddles to practice long and short vowels. Inlcudes a list of words for all of the long vowels, and a list of words for all of the short vowels, which includes many words from the Dolch word lists. (PK-3rd).
Review capitalization and punctuation with this Cat in the Hat "craftivity." Students choose 5 sentence strips, underline the capital letter, add punctuation and then glue the stripes to their red construction paper hat in an ABAB pattern. If you want, have students rewrite the correct sentence on the red "stripes."
Practice place value with this easy and fun Cat in the Hat laminated place value mat. Students take turns calling out a 3-digit number. Using a dry erase marker, students write the number on the hat brim and then place that many number tiles in the appropriate columns. This is a quick and simple way to whole-group assess. When students have filled in their mat, they raise their hand. You can see at a glance who needs help.
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. Choose which writing prompt you want your students to do. They complete their page and illustrate it. Collect and collate the pages. Read your class book aloud by having each student share the page that they wrote.
This is a take off of Dr. Seuss's book On Beyond Zebra, which is about all of the letters that come after Z. In the beginning of the story, Cornelius is bragging that he knows all of the letters from A to Z. He's shocked to find out that there are more!
After reading Dr. Seuss's ABC book, create a silly, creature-filled alphabet book of your own. Print and trim the mini letter tiles. Toss them into a Seuss hat. Students choose one, glue it to their page and think of a creature that starts with that letter.
Do you sing songs daily and need a few for your Dr. Seuss celebration? I used the tunes from two old favorites with a Dr. Seuss twist. Includes letter cards for the Seuss B-I-N-G-O song.