Follow up your reading or celebrate Dr Seuss's birthday on 2nd March by trying a Seuss-themed craft or two or three! Pick on from your children's favourite Dr Seuss book. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Make your own simple hat to wear, inspired by The Cat In The Hat
First make a headband to fit round head. Then draw a hat outline on a piece of cardboard - we used the illustrations in The Cat In The Hat for inspiration. Cut out and decorate colour, paint, cut and glue, basically whatever appeals. Then when finished decorating (and after drying if necessary) attach to the front of the headband (we found this easiest to staple).
Make a "Cat in the Hat" Pencil Pot
Be a Star-bellied Sneetch!
We had great fun making badges so we could pretend to be star-bellied Sneetches. Just cut a star design into half a large potato, then dip in green paint and stamp on to cardboard. When dry, cut out and attach to fastening such as a safety pin. You could also make Sneetch T-shirts by using the same idea but instead stamping green fabric paint onto a plain T-shirt.
Make your own turtles from the Yertle the Turtle story
This is a really fun craft, and it is very easy to get a good result. All you need is two paper plates, or a paper dish and plate, cardboard, stapler, and blue crayons/felt tips/paints. Draw a simple head, tail and 4 legs on the cardboard and cut out. Next turn one of the paper plates upside down and decorate the outside as the shell using blue crayons, felt tips or paints - you may want it plain blue like Yertle himself, or with patterns like some of the other turtles. When dry just place the decorated plate/dish on top of the other plate, place the head, tail and legs as appropriate around the plates, then use a stapler to fasten it all together. You could make lots of these to make a tower for Yertle as in the story, though whether youd manage 200 !
A One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish magnetic fishing game
Make a simple rod by attaching a small magnet to a piece of string and fastening to a pole (try a ruler, chop stick, bamboo cane!). Now you need some fish either use a simple fish template or draw your own inspired by the fish from the Dr. Seuss book. We coloured ours with either red or blue crayons. Then attach a paper clip to the fish and go fishing! You could have a contest to see who could collect the most of a particular colour, or, if you only coloured one side then turn the fish so that side is downwards to make it more difficult.
Another idea for One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Make Thing 1 and Thing 2 bookmarks