Teachable Moments

More Dr. Suess Fun

I just can't get enough of the fun Dr. Seuss projects out there!  We made this really cute Cat and the Hat project.

You will need a paper plate, two googly eyes, a pom pom for the nose, strips of black construction paper for the whiskers and two triangles of construction paper for the ears, one piece of round white paper for the face, one hat cut out (from white card stock) and four strips of red paper for the hat.

Here are the steps:

  1. Paint the edge of the paper plate black. We used the back since our plate had a design on the front.
  2. While that dried we assembled the face. Daiya used marker to draw the tongue and the mouth. 
  3. Glue the face onto the paper plate.
  4. Glue the red strips on the hat to make it look just like The Cat's.
  5. Finally tape, glue or staple the hat to the plate. I used heavy duty packing tape and it help up well.

Dr. Seuss Fun!

This week we have been having some fun learning with Dr. Seuss. As I am sure many of you know the new movie based on Dr. Seuss' book The Lorax will be in theaters March 2nd. So this is the perfect week to read a ton of Dr. Seuss books and do some really fun activities as well. Here is some of what we did:

  • After reading the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish we counted goldfish crackers, organized them by color and even made patterns with them. We also made this really cute craft:

This idea came from the website Pre-K Fun.

  • We also read The Cat and the Hat. We had fun with rhyming and we made pictures of ourselves wearing the cat's hat!
Daiya and Cole both colored their own hat and cut it out. Next, they glued it onto a picture of themselves. So cute!

The highlight of our week were two yummy treats that were Dr. Seuss inspired, that (of course) I found on Pinterest. 
We made these hats...

Thank you Fancy Frugal Life for the excellent idea!

We also made these Green Eggs and Ham (or bacon) inspired treats...

Thank you to The Girl Who Ate Everything for this amazing idea!

Remember "..there is no one alive that is youer than you..." 
-Dr. Suess