Dr. Seuss Day

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Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Who’s more fun than Thing 1 and Thing 2? Who’s more true than the Lorax? The wisdom of Dr. Seuss is cloaked in fun, crazy full-out Cat in Hat fun! This time of year, we can use some fun! So, let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Read, Read, Read.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Kids love reading Dr. Seuss books and won’t even realize you’re promoting reading this week. Anna suggests making a super simple Dr. Seuss bingo card filled with his book titles. As kids finish a book, they stamp another bingo spot and work towards filling up their card.

Write about it!

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.

Dr. Seuss’s books make us laugh and wonder. In his world, there are few worries about coloring within the lines. So give your kiddos writing prompts that let kids create their own versions of a Dr. Seuss world.

Writing Prompts
  • What if the Cat in the Hat visited your home? Describe your own rainy day adventure. If you have a pet, what would he say? How would he try to get things back in order? Tell us.
  • Work with a partner to invent your visit to a zoo on a wacky Wednesday. Be sure to include the literary element of rhyme. Have fun!
  • Work with a partner. What if you were Horton and no one believed that there were lives in that speck? What would you do to convince them that it was true?

Check out Rachel Lynette’s blog for 20 fun writing prompts.

Wacky Wednesday

Think and wonder, wonder and think.

A shoe on the wall? Desks turned around? Bring some of the wackiness in the book alive in your classroom then have the kids write to describe their versions of a wacky Wednesday in their own wacky worlds. Tip – a shoe on the wall is easily up, then down without a trace, with the help of a Command strip.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small”

 Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Dr. Seuss used his stories to teach and inspire equality and kindness. Horton Hears a Who is dedicated to a Japanese friend and inspired by a post-World War II visit Seuss made to research an article he was writing about a shift in Japanese culture to recognizing the importance of individuals in society.
The Lorax teaches us to take care of our world.  Have your kiddos make bookmarks that inspire kindness and treating our world with respect.
How do you celebrate Dr. Seuss? Please share! We’d love to hear from you!

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Karen Kober
Reply March 3, 2017

My kids love Wacky Wednesday.... I'm going to put a shoe on the wall and do some other 'wacky' things next Wednesday. Thanks for the idea!

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