Welcome to Seussville!
Welcome to Seussville!
1. "Dr. Seuss on the Loose"
2. "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss"
3. "Welcome to Seussville"- Design Seuss style homes.
This is a poem from The Mailbox Magazine (March, 2000) that you can use to have children bring in Dr. Seuss books:
What's that you say?
We're reading Dr. Seuss books.
And we're starting today!
Do you have some Dr. Seuss books?
Send them in-don't delay!
Yes, we're reading his books.
Send them in right away!
May we borrow your books?
Can we look at them please?
Any Seuss book you have
Would fill us with glee!
Please print your name in
Every book that you send.
We'll send the books back
When we've come to the end!
To introduce the unit, children try to guess who is in my
hat...and then get to meet the Cat in the Hat!
The following lessons are broken down by books I use to teach the unit.
Oh the Places You'll Go!
Math: 1. Create color patterns using die-cut hot air balloons. 2. Put die-cut hot air balloons in numerical order according to the number written on each. 3. Put the correct number of people counters on each hot air balloon pattern according to the numeral written on it. Science: 1. What makes a balloon move? Fill with air and release to discover answer. 2. Balloon Experiment- Fill an empty water bottle with baking soda. Quickly add vinegar and cover with a balloon. Observe what happens. Art: 1. Color and cut out hot air balloon patterns. Decorate with foam shapes or tissue paper. 2. Oh, the Places We’ll Go Class Book- Each child illutrates a place he or she wants to visit.
1. Create color patterns using die-cut hot air balloons.
2. Put die-cut hot air balloons in numerical order according to the number written on each.
3. Put the correct number of people counters on each hot air balloon pattern according to the numeral written on it.
1. What makes a balloon move? Fill with air and
release to discover answer.
2. Balloon Experiment- Fill an empty water bottle with baking soda. Quickly add vinegar and cover with a balloon. Observe what happens.
1. Color and cut out hot air balloon patterns. Decorate with foam shapes or tissue paper.
2. Oh, the Places We’ll Go Class Book- Each child illutrates a place he or she wants to visit.
1. Make patterns on hats using buttons, foam shapes, etc.
2. Put number hats in numerical order.
3. Fishbowl Math Mats- place the correct number of Swedish Fish on each bowl according to the number written on it.
1. Make cookie hats by icing one side of Life Savers and stacking them on a flat cookie covered in icing.
2. Use sense of touch to guess what is in a hat.
1. Make crazy hats using hat pattern and headbands.
2.Seuss-style hats- Cut 4 slits (addition sign) in paper plate and use as hat base. Children paint red stripes on long white paper. When dry, wrap into a cylinder and staple to points of plate.
3. Cat in the Hat popsicle stick puppet or paper bag puppet.
4. Cat in the Hat Fashion Show- Each child colors a new hat for the cat.
Game: Pin the Hat on the Cat
Green Eggs and Ham
1. “Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?” graph
2. Create color patterns using plastic eggs.
1. Make green eggs and ham using food coloring.
2. Mix blue and yellow paint to create green.
1. Make “egg-xellent eggs” using egg patterns, markers, foam shapes, etc.
2. Laminated placemats with poem:
Sam-I-Am has something great;
A special place to keep your plate.
So bring out your green eggs and ham
And eat them here with Sam-I-Am.
Game- Hot Eggs (version of Hot Potato using plastic egg)
There's a Wocket in my Pocket!
1.Pocket Rhymes Game- Laminate pocket patterns, each with one word written on it, and glue on to posterboard. (Leave top open so word cards can be slipped in.) Create and laminate word cards that rhyme with pocket words. Each student matches a word card to the pocket word it rhymes with and slips in inside the pocket. (i.e.- "wig" word card slides into "big" pocket)
2. Letter Pockets- Create paper pockets and write a letter on each one. Each student picks a small classroom item and places it on the letter pocket it begins with. (i.e.-block goes on B pocket)
3.Wockets in Pockets- Students draw an illustration of what they think a wocket looks like and cut it out. Children write about their wockets on a pocket pattern and glue the pocket onto white construction paper, leaving an opening at the top to slide the wocket into.
Horton Hatches the Egg
1. Put numbered eggs in numerical order.
2. Elephant and Peanut Math Match- Write numbers on
elephant patterns and laminate. Write corresponding sets of dots on peanut shell patterns and laminate. Students match elephants and eggs.
3. Number Egg Identification- Fill each plastic Easter egg with a number card. Each student opens an egg and identifies the number inside.
1. Use sense of sound to guess what is in each plastic Easter egg. (i.e.paperclips, rice)
2. List what animals hatch from eggs.
1. Paper bag elephant- Children draw eyes and create trunk and ears using construction paper.
2. "An egg hatched and out popped a..."- Students create a creature and glue it to egg pattern.
Game: Feed the Elephant- Students try to aim a bean bag into a box decorated to look like an elephant.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
1. Graph favorite kind of weather.
2. Put umbrellas with numbers written on them in numeric order.
Make construction paper crowns.
1. Fill bowl with 6 cups of water and add green food coloring.
2. Pour 10 cups of cornstarch in water.
3. Mix cornstarch and water thoroughly. If mixture is too liquidy add some more cornstarch.
4. Give a cup of Oobleck to each students.
Yertle the Turtle
1.Identify the number or shape on each turtle's shell.
2. Stack numbered paper plate turtles in numeric order.
Paper bowl turtles- Children paint paper bowl green and glue on head and leg patterns. Shell can be decorated with mosaic squares, tissue paper, foam shapes, etc.
My Many Colored Days
Math- "Our Favorite Color" class graph
Writing- Our Many Colored Days class book:
Each students answers "On (color) days (name) feels
1.Make truffula fruit salad
2. Plant seeds in cups.
3. Make birdfeeders using pinecones, peanutbutter (or honey for those students with nut allergies), and birdseed.
Art-Create truffula trees by coloring and cutting out truffula treetop pattern and slidding into slits on toilet paper tube (tree trunk).