Dr. Seuss Day

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! We love having an excuse to have a party!
Below you will find our Cat in the Hat hats, chocolate drawings, Rhyming Hat sheet and GAME, and a Cat in the Hat TREAT!

We've been watching some of the older Dr. Seuss movies (the animation is the same as the books) which are fun because they have some cute song in them too.

If you need a "cat in the hat" hat, here's how to make one:
It is similar to the one we made for our President's Day Party.

1st- Get a paper plate and cut the inside out of it.

2-Then we cut 2.25" strips of paper and 
3-taped them together.  They are long enough to go around the middle (circumference) of the hat.  

Jay really enjoyed all the taping that we did.  It was good practice for him. 
4-Tape all the stripes together. 
5-Next you need to roll the stripes into a tube that is the size of the opening of the top of your hat and tape to hold the tube together.  Is tube the right word?  It should look like a cylinder.
{Project Tip:} If you put the side with all the tape pieces on the inside of the cylinder it looks better :)

5-Then tape the striped cylinder to the inside of the paper plate.  I used about 4 pieces going from the inside of the cylinder to the underside of the paper plate. 

And then put it on your head!

Baby Kay wanted a purple one (her new word this week is purple).

And since my kiddos are pretty much Thing 1 and Thing 2 incarnate, I let them make a big mess drawing letters in chocolate pudding (and eating it too!)  It seemed like a Seussish thing to do.
yummy words!
Just spread chocolate (or any flavor) pudding on a cookie sheet and use your fingers to carve away.  They wanted to use utensils to carve too.  Then just re-spread it out to make new words.
{Project Tip} don't leave Thing 1 and 2 unattended, even for a minute.  You will regret it (I did!)

We hat fun doing THIS Cat in the Hat rhyming sheet!
Below is a game we made up to practice making rhyming words.  Just cut strips of cardboard from a cereal box.  Use different colors to make the ends of words (click on the picture to see closer).  Then just change the letters around and say them out loud to hear the rhymes!

And here  is our "Cat in the Hat Treat" of red and white stripes.
To make yours, you need strawberries, red jello, and yogurt (or vanilla pudding).  Just layer the yogurt in the glass and put the strawberries around the edge of the glass.  Fill the inside of the red layer with red jello.  Then repeat!  Yummy!

Have a Happy Seuss kind of day with a Seussish Little Project!

Check out the Crafty Crow to see our "Wocket" Little Project that was featured there and more for Dr. Seuss Day!


Shawny said...

Jedda--would you consider opening a little preschool and include my kids? I seriously wish I cuold invite them over everyday. :) You are so awesome and so creative!

Christy Killoran said...

We will definitely play that rhyming game, and the strawberry snack is a great idea (looks yummy)!

elspeth said...

We made your crafty little books for Suess day. Jocelyn filled it with letter stickers, and then was able to read her book when she was done. Without your reminder, we may have let this day pass without celebrating! Thanks.

Amberella said...

Oh, I wish I would have seen your ideas when we had our Dr. Seuss Day today! We will be doing the Rhyming Game for sure!

Our Dr Seuss Day!

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