March 2nd is the birthday for my daughter’s beloved Dr. Seuss — aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tick Tac Toe
Memory Game Cards
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!