Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dr. Seuss Wrap-up Party


Each year, to wrap up our Dr. Seuss unit, I invite parents to come to our classroom to participate in various Dr. Seuss activities with their Kindergarten child.


I set up several stations around the classroom that they could choose from. The event lasts for an hour, and they rotate through as many centres as they like.



My students made some Cats in Hats to decorate our classroom door; the printable was from Hubbard's Cupboard.

BOOK NOOK

One station featured our collection of Dr. Seuss books that parents could read to their children.

 I have several characters from the stories that students could hold as they were being read to.


GREEN EGGS & HAM INITIAL SOUNDS

At this activity, the students and their parents matched the green letters (yolks) with the pictures that start with that letter (eggs). This activity is from Making Learning Fun.


GREEN EGGS & HAM ALPHABET BINGO


Students played alphabet Bingo against their parents.

ONE FISH, TWO FISH ESTIMATION

Students had to estimate how many fish would fit into the fishbowl without overlapping. They then tried it out to see how close their estimate was to the actual number of fish that fit inside.


ONE FISH, TWO FISH PATTERNS


Students copied and extended the patterns of red fish, blue fish.


FISHING FOR LETTERS


Using magnetic fishing poles, students caught fish with letters on them, then matched them to the corresponding letters in the 'sea'.


CAT IN THE HAT SCENE-MAKER

I found this magnetic set at Zellers several years ago when the Cat in the Hat movie came out in theatres. Students use the magnets to recreate scenes from the book.


CAT IN THE HAT TOYS


Burger King featured Cat in the Hat toys back when the movie came out. I snagged these on Ebay.


'THING' PAPER BAG PUPPETS

This template is from  obSEUSSed. I shrunk down the overall size so that the template would fit on a small paper bag.

I thought it would be cute to use my students' pictures for this craft, so I cut & glued their faces onto the sheets.

DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOARD GAME


THE CAT IN THE HAT FLOOR PUZZLES


NAME SYLLABLE SORT


CAT IN THE HAT UPPERCASE/LOWERCASE LETTER MATCH



CAT'S HAT COUNT


Students and their parents each got a sheet of paper full of cat's hats. They took turns rolling a die, and colouring in that many hats. The first one to colour in all of their hats was the winner.

CAT'S HAT SNACKS

A parent brought in these cute Cat's Hats, made from strawberries and apple slices...yum!

4 comments:

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Great stuff!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Looks like a fun time!

April
Wolfelicious

Lori said...

Lots of fun Seuss activities!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

Inspired in Second said...

I have a surprise for you on my blog! A little thank you for all your great ideas.
- Amanda
Inspired in Second

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