Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss changed the way children’s books were written. His legacy lives on by continuing to inspire generations by being imaginative and silly. What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss than by participating in Read Across America Day! Read Across America Day brings people of all ages together through reading books. Here are some activities to do with your early childhood center after reading some of Dr. Seuss’s most popular books.
Cat in the Hat
Become the Cat in the Hat with this simple craft! Start by taking and printing pictures of each of the children. Trace out the Cat’s hat and his bow tie on red construction paper to allow the children to cut easier. Layer on white stripes across the hat. Cut out 6 black whiskers. Assemble the project and become the cat in the hat!
Green Eggs and Ham
Do you like green eggs and ham? Do you like them, Sam, I am? Practice your rhymes by matching words together from the book Green Eggs and Ham with these printable green eggs! This project could also be done using green plastic Easter eggs.
Celebrate the book Wacky Wednesday by having your own Wacky Wednesday! Read the book and have the children point out all the wacky things in there. In the book, the child has to find 20 things that are wacky before things go back to normal. Have them find and stick post-it notes on 20 wacky things in the classroom. Make your classroom wacky by hanging a shoe on the wall, wearing your shirt backward, placing a sock in the tissue box, etc.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Bring the story of Bartholomew and the Oobleck to life by creating an oobleck. To make your own oobleck you will need an 8 oz bottle of clear or white glue, food coloring, Borax, and water. The children will love playing and forming the oobleck into different shapes and figures!
The Foot Book
Feet are neat! After reading The Foot Book, see how long your feet are by using different objects such as pennies, paperclips, pasta, candies, cubes, etc. Compare the different amount of objects each measurement is, and compare with the whole class!