Dr. Seuss Day

Today we had a great day filled with Dr. Seuss activities.  We started off the day by reading The Cat in the Hat.  Then we made our own Cat in the Hat

  • The kids painted the back of a paper plate black.
  • While those were drying, we worked on the hats.  They used red construction paper to make a pattern of red and white.
  • On tag board white paper I cut out circles to use as the cat’s face.  They used googly eyes, pom poms for the nose, and pipe cleaners for the whiskers to make the face.  They glued that to the paper plate.
  • I stapled the hat to the paper plate and then the kids added triangle ears.



After our craft was finished we had some fun Dr. Seuss centers.  The discovery table was filled with little Cat in the Hat toys that they loved playing with after hearing the story.


We also worked on patterning using these great styrofoam red and white circles that my friend let me borrow.  The kids had to stack them up using a pattern as high as they could.  They loved this!


We ended the day by reading Green Eggs and Ham.  I couldn’t read that book without making some green eggs and ham.  Almost of my class tried them and loved them.   My daughter Emily ate two plates full and then asked her Daddy if he could make her some for breakfast on Saturday.  It was a fun day!

Check out more fun craft ideas here and here.

22 Responses to “Dr. Seuss Day”

  1. Wonder Mom

    One cat in a hat + Two cutie pie kiddos + 100 red and whit Styrofoam circles = A spectacular day of learning!

    February 4th, 2010 at 5:06 pm
  2. MamaGames

    What a fun day! We did Dr. Seuss this week too… I’m wondering, where did you find the tiny toys for your sensory bin?

    February 5th, 2010 at 10:38 am
  3. Janelle

    Love those paper plate cat in the hat crafts! Never thought of using the book to teach patterns.

    February 5th, 2010 at 10:52 am
  4. Janelle

    Love those paper plate cat in the hat crafts! Never thought of using the book to teach patterns.
    Should write good post! Can’t wait to reading your next post!

    February 5th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
  5. jennifer

    Fun Cat and the Hat projects.

    February 5th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
  6. Almost Unschoolers

    It looks like an excellent day! But, I do not like green eggs and ham :)

    February 6th, 2010 at 12:41 pm
  7. Michelle

    What a great project, your Cat in the Hat came out so cute!
    Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

    February 6th, 2010 at 8:45 pm
  8. Rebecca

    Wow- cool activities!!

    February 6th, 2010 at 11:38 pm
  9. Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings)

    Oh my goodness how cute! Wow – you are so creative! What a cute blog! I am signing up to follow you – you are so inspiring! :)

    February 8th, 2010 at 8:04 am
  10. Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings)

    oh, just noticed you do not have a follow button, do you have twitter? I would love to follow you!

    February 8th, 2010 at 8:06 am
  11. Natalie

    I love you Cat in the Hat and all the activities. Nice reinforcement of patterns with blocks and paper too.

    February 8th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
  12. leah

    that’s a handsome kid there helping make that pattern!

    Also love your idea for talking about what love is.

    February 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am
  13. Lorene

    Love those red and white circles. I think I will cover my cardboard blocks with red and white wrapping paper to mimic this great idea.

    February 27th, 2011 at 1:42 am
  14. Nancy Jang

    Hi there!
    I loved your Cat in the Hat craft! I’m putting your picture of the craft and your button on my blog. Please check it out!
    Feel free to link my blog to yours!

    February 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm
  15. cheryl golangco

    I love how they piled up those white and red styrofoam to make patterns! Thanks for sharing!

    February 27th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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