As Wednesday was the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Suess, our preschoolers had a week of fun Seuss-inspired activities.
We snipped blue paper to make silly Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair for some cool headbands, patterned red and white tissue paper to make the famous cat’s hat, and counted fish with 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
Our preschoolers also enjoyed listening to My Many Colored Days, a lesser-known Seuss book, but so wonderful for talking about feelings and colors. We then painted with watercolors, and talked about how the different colors made us feel.
We had fun trading our morning table activities for an art free-for-all with crayons, markers, oil pastels, stickers, and do-a-dot painters.
Our preschoolers had a blast! It was so great to see them create, and try all the different mediums.
Our sensory bin this week was inspired by Green Eggs and Ham. The kids loved exploring in the shredded paper looking for rhyming matches with the spatulas and tongs. The best part about the activity was it could be graded each child. At its simplest, you could match by color. If that was too easy, you could ID the pictures and listen to make a rhyming pair. The word was also written on the egg or ham piece for those children ready to identify letters. Of course, we also had the kiddos who were just happy to explore in the shredded paper, “feeding” each other green eggs and ham, paired with a loud “YUCK” after each offering. 🙂
MY favorite part of the week was the Tuffula Flowers added to our classroom. Although intended to be the tops of Truffula Trees, we turned them into flowers. They were super easy to make and added a nice touch to the classroom. I went a little crazy and now they are even hanging from the ceiling. I love ’em!
Find out how to make them here
Even though his birthday was March 2nd, the Dr. Suess celebrations continue this weekend. Saratoga locals can check out the Children’s Museum event this Sunday.