It is Read Across America Week, which purposely coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2).
The former elementary school teacher in me can't seem to let this week go by without some fun Dr. Seuss-y activities. In addition to reading lots of Dr. Seuss books, we made a few crafts that go along with some of the Seuss favorites.
Of course, we can't celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday without recognizing The Cat in the Hat. Our craft was inspired by this one, though we made ours a bit differently. The kids painted a large paper plate black. They used a small paper plate to make the face. Instead of painting the stripes on the hat, they glued strips of red onto a white paper hat, and then we cut them out.
As an afterthought, I added large Popsicle sticks to the bottom so the kids could play with them as masks.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 hand prints...craft idea found here. These guys are just so cute!
And, to go with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, we made these fishies. Directions found here.
Caleb's preschool class is also doing some fun Dr. Seuss related things this week. Today was Silly Hat Day. We didn't have any silly hats laying around the house, and I suggested he just wear one of his baseball caps. He insisted that such a hat was not silly enough (what was I thinking?!), and that we could just make a silly one. He told me he wanted a cone-shaped hat with poles sticking out the sides (not sure where his inspiration came from). Well, we happened to have a cone-shaped party hat and a dowel rod. And as a bonus, we added some tissue paper streamers for some extra silliness...
Happy (and Silly!) Reading to you!