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…..

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! 

Hooray for Dr. Seuss Day!

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Every time I read the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, it brings me back. I am back 20 years ago sitting with my kids around me reading a bedtime story. I still remember the funny little rhymes we all laughed to because they still make me giggle, and I so enjoy the giggles I get from the first graders.  Dr. Seuss, you were a master author and illustrator. The books are still timeless fun. I remember calling my daughter a Zizzer, Zazzer Zuzz when she was 3 years old. The name stuck for quite a few years.  Who didn’t love the Foot Book, or Green Eggs and Ham, or Sneetches?

My cute class with their hats and “Cat” rhymes…

Well, today was Dr. Seuss’s birthday and we celebrate every year in school in a national Read Across America day. We wore our jammies, brought pillows and Dr. Seuss books of every kind. I think our class had about 25 different books and several book collections. The kids enjoyed reading to each other and laughing at the funny pictures.

One of MY favorite Dr. Seuss Books!
Sunrise “Characters” at Dr. Seuss Night!

We made our hats, did a cool crossword puzzle and a maze and then had some contests to see who could write the most “at” words to rhyme with Cat in the Hat. Then we wrote our own “at” rhyming poems. We tried to be as silly as possible. They turned out pretty funny. Here are a few of them….

Cute and Wacky Rhymes….
I made the Giant Cat….my contribution…

Then we voted for our favorite Dr. Seuss book in our weekly graph.

The Top 5 Dr. Seuss Books were voted on…Winner was….?

I try to get the kids to graph something every week….It’s easy!

 I think the winner was The Cat in the Hat! I thought Green Eggs and Ham might be the winner, but NO! And, by the way, guess what we had for lunch……yeah….you guessed it…..green eggs……..and ham! EW!
Thanks cafeteria ladies who make it fun to go to lunch!  But….. they really didn’t look that appetizing,  the kids liked them……I actually forgot my lunch today but luckily I had lunch choice number 2.   : D

We actually had Green Eggs! Mmmmmmm?
We read this in a choral reading…Green Eggs and Ham….VERY NOISY!

Then we came back from lunch and did a funny choral reading on Green Eggs and Ham. Each table had to read a line going around the room over and over and they started to outdo each other in the expression department. It got quite loud and funny by the end.  “I DO NOT LIKE THEM SAM I AM! 

Yum! This Ham and Eggs is better than my waffle!
Lots of Grinchy people everywhere…. at the Dr. Seuss School Celebration!

Dr. Seuss Cake…yummy!

Then tonight our school had a party. There were Grinches, Sneetches, Thing 1 and 2 and the Cat in the Hat. We had giant slides and jumping rooms and face painting and fun confetti looking cake. The kids could write on murals about “The Places They Were Going….” or fish at the Red Fish, Blue Fish Pond, or go get a glow in the dark bracelet or exchange a used book for another one. 

Thing 1 and Thing 2…..I wonder if they are related?

There were lots of slides and fun in the school gym….

Mrs. Neilsen had to cut LOTS OF CAKE!  She’s one
of the nicest parents at Sunrise…

This was a colorful mural all down the wall with kids drawing favorite places….

 They also got to go to an Oobleck booth and pick up some green, slimy OOBLECK!  Fun.  The recipe is HERE.To make your own mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. If you want to color your oobleck like the PTA ladies did, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before adding to the cornstarch. Then mix the water and cornstarch…it’s hard for a few minutes but keep adding little bits of water till it’s smoother consistency and a little runny. Then of course you’ll have to read the book about Oobleck!

Oobleck is a fun kids activity too…..

This was my booth, I’m around the corner painting stars on faces….
Dr. Seuss Activites for kids…..Face Painting is fun!

Cutest Cat in the Hat I saw…..


Lots of fun games with “The Cat in the Hat”

Fun Seussical Musicals…..

It was a great day.  I was in the face painting booth. I loved painting little “Sneech” stars on all these cute little faces.  One little 2 year old came up to me and lifted up her shirt wanting a sneetch star on her tummy, too cute. Her mommy must have read her the Sneetches. She knew the story.  Then one of the dads came up dressed as a Sneetch! Too Funny! I wonder if I could ever get MY husband to wear yellow tights? hmmm….
NOT in a million years……: D 

Fishing Booth….one fish…two fish….or Face Painting Sneetch Stars….

Going fishing at the fishing pond…One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish….

It’s amazing that one man’s (Dr. Seuss) creativity and imagination can bring about MAGICAL fun so many,  many years later and for ALL AGES! . He had over 40 books published in his lifetime. He is still my very favorite children’s author. Thanks Theodore, for all the good fun that is funny.