Monday, February 18, 2013

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Learning Fun for Dr. Seuss' Birthday

I love Dr. Seuss for his creativity, art, and amazing stories that my children can listen to and read over and over and over.  Celebrating his birthday (March 2nd) is like celebrating literacy...and we love it!

Here are three Dr. Seuss book-themed activities for you:

#1:  Footprints with The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss.

Make footprints either by painting your child's feet and letting him print it on paper or by tracing and cutting out footprints.  Compare the footprints--which is longer and shorter, talk about the colors your child chose.  Arrange them in a path (see picture above) and walk on them.  If you're working on number or letter recognition, place printouts of numbers or letters (or sight words!) on top of the footprints and read them as you walk on them.  Play games where you call out numbers or letters and your child races to that footprint.  Tape some to the ceiling and look for "hidden" numbers or letters.  Possible variations are endless!

#2:  Ooblek with Bartholomew and the Ooblek by Dr. Seuss.

"Ooblek" is easy to make, easy to clean, and tons of fun!  Click here to see how to make it and to see ideas for things to do with it.  Also be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind song based on Bartholomew and the Ooblek!

#3:  A Snack Recipe with Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.

Click here for directions to make these fun, easy, and wiggly snacks!  Have your children help measure the ingredients!

I may share at any of these parties!