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Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America day, we had a read-a-thon in class this week. It was so, so, so much fun! All the kids brought pillows and blankets and their favorite book to share. Before we started the read-a-thon, I had each child color a Dr. Seuss bookmark and every time we read a book, we put a stamp on the back of the bookmark so they could count how many books we read. To keep things exciting, we read in different places.

We read inside.
We read outside.

We read in the dark.

We read where it was bright.
As we read, we would stop occasionally to do a Dr. Seuss craft. The kids colored these Cat in the Hat hats and we added a strip of construction paper to turn them into hats. We also made these easy Cat in the Hat bow ties.

Here's What You Need:
a rectangle of felt (ours were about 12 X 8)
painter's tape
yarn (enough to go around their head like a necklace)

Here's What We Did:
Bunch the felt in the middle in an accordion fashion and pinch.
Put the ribbon under you fingers at the bottom of the felt.
Put the yarn under your fingers at the top of the felt.
Have the child hold the accordion pinch in place by pinching on either side of your fingers.
Use the painter's tape to tape the felt, yarn, and ribbon together where your fingers were.
Tie the yarn together and enjoy!

And of course for snack we had green eggs and ham! I was surprised that only one of the kids refused to try it.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

As a side note, this is a cute idea that my girl's made to go along with the book Ten Apples on Top. We didn't do it in class, but I thought it would be fun to share.

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