Crozet Play School

Kids at Play in Crozet

Celebrating Dr. Suess

Leave a comment

IMG_3379.jpg

We had such a fun week celebrating Dr. Suess and all of his wonderful works the first week of March!  We started our celebration by creating our own “Cat in the Hat” inspired hats.  Then I painted each child with a kitty face!  They sure did look like some cute kitties.

Dr. Suess Inspired Art

IMG_3439.jpg

Another activity the children did was Dr. Suess inspired paper art project.  The invitation had strips of paper, glue sticks, and some Dr. Suess books opened for inspiration.  I modeled how to put a little bit of glue on each end of the construction paper, and then hold them down to create an arch.  They got right to work, and the paper art turned out very colorful!

IMG_3430.JPG

 

IMG_3434.JPG

IMG_3435.JPG

IMG_3442.jpg

“Yertle The Turtle” Book Study

The second book we read over a few days was “Yertle the Turtle.”  This book is about a very mean king that wants his throne to be higher and higher, even if it hurts the other turtles in the pond.  It is a creative book about rights for everyone, even the turtles at the bottom of the pile.  The children loved the story and we read it a number of times!

51lQv1he+qL._AC_US218_.jpg

IMG_3499.JPG

We also made an Anchor Chart after reading the book.  An anchor chart is a way to categorize different parts of the story and discuss the beginning, middle, end or problem/solution.

After the book we created ‘turtles’ using rocks and acrylic paints.

IMG_3537.JPGIMG_3538.JPGIMG_3517.JPGIMG_3506.JPGIMG_3510.JPGIMG_3511.JPGIMG_3513.JPGIMG_3502.JPG

IMG_3539.JPG

Cooking up Alphabet Soup

Lastly we cooked some delicious ABC soup!  We used Dr. Suess’s ABC book as our inspiration.  We added carrots, celery, onion, alphabet pasta and chicken broth to the pot.  Most of the kids gobbled it up!

51lbNnW+9pL._AC_US218_.jpg

IMG_3369.JPGIMG_3368.JPGIMG_3370.JPGIMG_3374.JPG

 

I’m so glad to have my computer back!  More blog posts coming soon!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s