A Week With the Good Doctor
In our school, we usually enjoy an entire week with Dr. Seuss books. We concentrate on a book a day and plan activities based on the books. Here are some of our literature-based Dr. Seuss activities you might like to try:
• Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! –After reading this one, students think of ways that they would like to travel. (This corresponds with our transportation unit.) We then have students each write and illustrate a page for an imaginary class travel book.
• Daisy Head Mayzie – I help students make posters by cutting face holes in poster board. Students take turns standing behind the posters and putting their faces in the holes so it looks like they have daisies growing out of their heads. I take a photo of each one. Then, students write about what they would do if they woke up with a daisy growing out of their head. (We typically do this activity with our older buddies.)
• The Cat in the Hat–We create red and white hat snacks by stacking vanilla wafers with red gummy candies and white frosting.
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