Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dr Seuss Week Begins!

If you couldn't guess by the (very obvious) hint in my last post, we have a whole week planned around Dr. Seuss!! I am so excited. I've decided to post each day this week and recap all of the books and activities on my "What We Did this Week" post on Sunday to avoid having the longest post ever at the end of the week.



To get started, I printed off lots of coloring and activity pages from www.seussville.com and made both Pinky and Chaos their own activity books to go along with the books we plan to read.


And if you're going to finish mazes and dot to dots, you MUST have a Thing 1 and Thing 2 pencil (tutorial here on Skip To My Lou). I could not find fur for the hair, but I think the blue felt works just as well. These were a little too hard for the kids to make, but I sure had a good time with it.


The first book we read was The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. After reading it, and talking all about who Dr. Seuss was and why we are celebrating him this week, we did our first art project. Using a free print out from Art Projects for Kids, I had the kids do a water color resist painting. First, they colored the cat's hat with oil pastels, then painted over it with watercolor paints.



When the paintings were dried, I taped them to the front of their activity books.


After we finished our paintings, we played a hat game with Wild One. I simply chose a bunch of different hats from our dress up trunk, and we all took turns wearing them and laughing at how silly we looked! Wild One is really into trying on hats and shoes these days.


At bedtime, we read Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are and made a list of all the things we are thankful for (there is a printout for this at www.seussville.com under activities).

In their own words:
Chaos is thankful for: himself, books, Sissy (Pinky), Momma, and pencils
Pinky is thankful for: her eyes, Taylor (one of our cats), Care Bear, Mom, Dad, her pencils, her pencil holder, Chaos and Wild One

The kids are really excited to find out what book we're reading tomorrow.

I've added a button to my sidebar and below so you won't miss any of our activities this week! Be sure to check back tomorrow (and every day this week) for more Dr. Seuss fun!


Do you have any Dr. Seuss activities planned this week? I'd love to see them!

4 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Those pencils are awesome.

Dani said...

Hi there my friend just told me about your cute blog. I love your Dr. Seuss week, very cute. It is wonderful that you do so many art projects. I am teaching an online art class for kids that starts in two weeks. I thought you might be someone that would be interested in following along.

www.pineapplepaintbrush.com

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

We love our dress up hats too :)

Thanks for linking up to We Play this week.

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and telling me about your Dr. Seuss week! Loving what you've been up to! We definitely need to try making OOobleck! :) Here's some of our other Dr. Seuss fun posts:
http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/03/make-your-own-foot-book.html
http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/03/celebrate-dr-seuss-with-fun-foods.html

If you haven't already, you should definitely link up your great Seuss ideas at Obseussed! :) Can't wait to see the rest of the week!

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