Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dr. Seuss Day Activities


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HAPPY DR. SEUSS DAY!! What's YOUR favorite Dr. Seuss Book? 
So.....today we had so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss Day.
Our PTA showed a Dr. Seuss movie and gave out cake and popcorn for the kids in the gym.

In school we voted to find out which is our Favorite Dr. Seuss Book.  We did a CLASS GRAPH!  Then we had a book exchange and a Read-a-Thon in our Pajamas and with pillows and blankets!


I found 5 writing topics to choose from for the week. Here are the choices.....taken from the blog....Minds in Bloom. They actually had 20 ideas but we are choosing only 5 for our journal writing on Thursday.....

  1. Make a list of things you could do to cheer up the Grinch.
  2. The Cat in the Hat is lending you Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the day. What will you do with them?
  3. Pretend that you get to choose one Dr. Seuss book that will be translated into every language and given to every single child on the planet. Which book do you choose? Why?
  4. Create a new animal for If I Ran the Zoo. Describe your animal in detail, give it a name, and illustrate it.
  5. Choose a Dr. Seuss character and pretend that you will spend the day together. Create a schedule for the day.
We made in art some woven and colorful fish from the rolls of butcher paper in the school. We had 1 inch strips of paper and we cut strips in our giant 1 foot fish.  We are learning about measurement so that's why we did 1 foot fish with 1 inch strips to weave in and out. The cute caption reads "One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. 
Dr. Seuss Day Activities in the Gym were fun! 
We did this fun activity; guess how many swedish fish are in the jar of candy! 
Here's our One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish....
Another idea on Pinterest was to add red fish (or swedish fish) to blue jello in clear cups
that read "One fish, two fish, red, fish blue fish".  Cute idea for next year! 

A fun handprint card made into Thing 1 and Thing 2 that I thought we could try for art this week.  It looks like a ton of work but I know the kids will like it and they can do it and maybe make up a poem about their Thing 1 or Thing 2 getting into some trouble on Dr. Seuss Day!  

Thing 1 and 2 are waiting for some faces!  Great fun on Dr. Seuss Day! 

Here is a finished "Thing 1 handprint" 


Making woven fish a few days ago.....
HOW TO MAKE FISH:
Cut out whatever fish shapes you like in multi colors. Cut strips going from top to bottom of fish about 1 1/2 inches apart North to South. Then cut 1 inch strips of colored paper the lenth of your fish. Then weave them in starting with red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (rainbow order).  Then glue down the ends of the strips onto the fish so they will stay (both in front and in back).
Then we had a competition to make the most "at" words on the backs of our woven fish.  Very fun, speedy writing activity.

We loved all the Dr. Seuss activities this week!

Some kids did their own color order of the strips and didn't go in rainbow order. It's all good though!
Here's our cute Cat in the Hat bulletin board with our woven ONE FISH TWO FISH, RED FISH BLUE FISH. 


We also did a fun Crossword Puzzle and Wordsearch "fill in the blank Book Titles" Dr. Seuss Wrote.  And we had a book exchange at school. Kids brought their old but in good shape books to trade and some exchanged up to 15 books. They all acted like it was Christmas morning around here!  
Favorite Books by Dr. Seuss Graph....I was not surprised that 3 of Dr. Seuss' books tied for the win. 
I can't believe he wrote 44 books for kids, can you? What was YOUR favorite? 


Today we had a Read-A-Thon in our Pajamas in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd. 
Our school is putting on a movie after school with popcorn and Dr. Seuss green cake too. 
It's fun to read in your jammies!    


Two thumbs up for green eggs and ham! 

In our Pajamas! The whole school wore pajamas! Even the teachers! 


Eating Green Eggs and Ham! 

It sure was a very fun day today on Dr. Seuss Day! 

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Pattie Moss said...

Thanks! It's a favorite school celebration of mine. Thanks Dr. Seuss, for all the good fun that is funny!

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