Celebrating Dr. Seus’s Birthday

by rachel on February 26, 2011

in Preschool

March 2nd is the birthday for my daughter’s beloved Dr. Seuss — aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.

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The NEA has selected Dr. Seuss’ birthday for their annual Read Across America Day . . . so there’s a good chance if you have little ones in preschool or elementary, they’ll be enjoying Dr. Seuss on March 2nd!!

The past few days, I’ve been searching for activities for us to do next week — art projects, science project. . . anything that helps my little ones explore their world AND the world of Dr. Seuss.

I’ve found some great resources — if you know of some I haven’t covered, let me know in a comment.

Online Resources

Seussville — the official online home for Dr. Seuss’s colorful characters.  You’ll find printables, online games, activities, and tips for you as you read with your children.

Target — Saturday morning (2/26) held a reading session for kiddos to celebrate Read Across America; on their page for the event, you can find (pdf) Dr. Seuss printables.

A to Z Teacher Stuff — this site has a variety of lesson plans; age ranges/grades vary, but you can find ideas/lessons/printables for single Dr. Seuss books or entire thematic Seuss units.

Mrs. Jones’s Room — one of my favorite resources has a LARGE number of activities and printables.  FUN stuff.

The Virtual Vine — one of my favorite bloggers, @Milehimama, sent me a tweet with the link to this site — FABULOUS resource, especially for Dr. Seuss.  You can search by book to pick the activities you want!

Food

Muffin Tin Mom — last year, Michelle used Dr. Seuss as one of the weekly Muffin Tin Monday Themes; thanks to both her muffin tin creation and those of the people who linked up, you’ll find LOTS of great food ideas to bring Dr. Seuss’s crazy characters to the table.

Printables

I received these from an online share group; the sender had them on her computer but didn’t remember their origin.  My apologies for not being able to give you the source.  :(

Bookmarks

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Tick Tac Toe

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Memory Game Cards

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Are you planning anything special next week for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday?  Share your ideas with me. .. I’m still working on my plans!  ;)

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Alison February 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I love the fun printables to have fun with my little boys!! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss early! :)

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Nolie February 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Love the printables. Going to check out the resources you shared.

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Penelope February 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

Omg, I never knew what Dr Seuss looked like…he LOOKS like a Dr Seuss! He looks like someone kids would love.

Thanks for all these great games, they are great.

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melissa newell March 1, 2011 at 1:57 am

HI, we are also studying all things Seuss for the entire month of march. THe only thing I would add to your list…a lot of Michaels Craft stores are doing a make and take craft on Wed frm 10-12 – make a Dr Seuss bookmark. THanks for your printables.

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Kelly March 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thank you for all the links! I am starting a day care so I have bookmarked all of them. And I’m following you now, too!

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Sara@MommaFindings March 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

These are great Rachel! I’m gonna print a few out for the kids when they get home and the games for little man when he wakes up. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!!

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Sarah March 1, 2012 at 4:36 am

These items are from a Dr. Seuss Scissor Activity Pad. In SE Michigan, Michael’s had quite a few different activity pads and other items in this series on clearance about a week before Valentine’s Day and I’m not sure if they have any more left. If you go to http://www.colorbok.com & under Brands link click on Dr. Seuss, you can see all of the different products they have.

I only found your links because I tried to copy the ones in my book, but the color was too dark and wanted to find better images. Craft Idea: I cropped and centered them in a word document. Then added each of my student’s names in the blank area to make locker name tags for this month that I will laminate. At the end of the month, I will give the name tags to them as a bookmark. I hope this will help out anyone who was looking for some different items/ideas. Enjoy and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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