In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration on March 2nd, I created a list of activities to be used for a Dr. Seuss theme day. This will be put to use this weekend – as part of my service project at college, my roommates and I put on an educational program for community members to bring their children to. As the only education major in our room, the lesson planning typically falls to me, which I fully enjoy.
Here is the plan for this month’s service project to celebrate Dr. Seuss!
First, we’ll be reading “The Lorax.”
I bought this “Ultimate Fuzzy Pack” to create our very own truffula trees. The children will be able to decorate them anyway they wish.
Next, we’ll read “Hop on Pop.” I found a fun game for young students to practice their counting skills in relation to this book. We’ll blow up some balloons and number them 1-15. Then, the students will take turns popping the balloons, but they have to be in numerical order. You can find out more about that here.
We’ll move on to reading “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket,” and then the children will create their own “wocket” to put in their pocket. Here’s the example I made:
We’ll take a snack break and enjoy some Goldfish as we read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” We’ll also be playing “Go Fish.” I have an alphabet edition that will help youngsters to practice their letter recognition skills.
Next, we’ll practice our yoga skills as we read “Green Eggs & Ham.”
I found this wonderful website that includes a bunch of different ideas for incorporating yoga as students listen to the book. I modified it to fit our needs:
We’ll finish off with this adorable elephant headband as we read “Horton Hears a Who.”
What are you doing to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday?