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