Here are some hands-on Dr. Seuss-themed activities with adaptations and thoughts from retired Perkins teacher Cindy O’Connell on how to make them concept-based. March is the time of year we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, although these ideas can be tried any time of year. Work on rhyming and sound-letter identification with the ABC Book, and develop spatial concepts with Fox in Socks and Hop on Pop. Use The Foot Book to teach body parts and opposites. Teach counting and color discrimination through One Fish, Two Fish. Use Dr. Seuss books to introduce the concept of real and make believe, silly and serious. Designing themed activities around a favorite book is a good way to make learning fun, don’t limit this concept to just Dr. Seuss!
Here are some more ideas:
- Have a book drive to collect books by Dr. Seuss
- Create storyboxes for each book, using tangible objects to illustrate the story
- Make a “Pink Yink Ink” from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Make Oobleck from Bartholomew and the Oobleck