It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week and we are using inspiration from several of his books to create new learning experiences for our students! Dr. Seuss books are staple of childhood literary experiences. We looked at some of our favorite books and came up with new ideas to integrate these into our classroom. Check out what we came up with!
Cat In The Hat Sensory
The Cat in the Hat is a classic children’s book that is beloved by many. We took inspiration from this book and a blog called Little Bins For Little Hands to create our own version of a Cat in the Hat sensory bin.
This was one of the easiest sensory bins we’ve ever done. Every supply was something we already had in our classroom. The base is just white rice and then we added red straws which you have probably seen us use in other sensory bins in the past. Lastly we added blue pom-poms to complete the sensory bin.
Not only is this sensory bin very easy to create, it is also a great way to tie in literacy to your sensory center.
Our kids are really loving this sensory bin and we’re sure your kiddos will as well!
Dr. Seuss Art
To create your own version you will need:
- Yellow construction paper
- Fish cut from white paper (2 per child)
- Glue (sticks and bottles)
- Red & blue crepe paper (cut into small pieces)
- Eyes (stick-on, wiggly, or a crayon to draw them)
- Black marker
The first step is to give each child a piece of yellow construction paper and two fish. The students will glue the fish onto the yellow paper with a glue stick. Each fish needs to be facing a different direction.
After the fish are glued onto the paper, it’s time to add the blue and red crepe paper. First we added glue from the bottles onto the top of each fish and spread it around to make sure the entire area of the fish is covered.
The kids then placed the crepe paper onto the fish.
Make sure the red fish is on top and the blue fish is on the bottom.
Once the crepe paper is glued onto the fish, add one eye to each fish. You can use wiggly eyes, stick-on eyes, or a crayon or marker to draw the eyes. We used stick-on eyes from Discount School Supply.
The last step is to write the child’s name and a caption on the project.
We love the way these projects turned out! The kids had a great time making them and they were very simple to create.
Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Books
Here are a few of our favorite Dr. Seuss books.
We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how we are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Leave us a comment to let us know how you are celebrating and be sure to come back Friday to check out this week’s five for Friday.