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Cross-curricular activities for 15 Dr. Seuss books, including The Foot Book, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, and more!
- Paint with the kids’ feet and create your own Foot Book.
- Count the number of feet in your class, then recount by 2s.
- Play Twister.
- Graph shoes according to characteristics.
- Pile shoes and have a race to see who can get their shoes on first and tied.
- Make a pattern with the kids’ shoes.
- Alphabet dot-to-dot worksheets.
- Matching games with upper and lower case letters.
- Matching beginning letter sounds to pictures/objects.
- ABC Bingo
- Line up in ABC order by first name and last name.
- Make an Alphabet class book.
- Read other ABC books.
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
- Count to 500 by ones, twos, fives, and tens.
- Create math problems to see which combinations make 500.
- Bring a collection of hats to graph.
- Discuss hats worn by people in various occupations.
- Design and make your own hats.
- Using tally marks, count the number of: girls in your class, cars that go by the school, pencils in your class, etc.
- Make green eggs and ham in your class.
- List green foods.
- Rhyming Bingo
- Discuss animals that lay eggs other than the chicken.
- Eggshell Art
- Play follow the leader, keeping the same leader all the time–how does that make the rest of the kids feel being bossed around?
- Look for turtles in the Secret Garden.
- Make a pair of stilts out of coffee cans for each student.
- Pretend you are the king or queen of a country. Write about your responsibilities and the fun parts of your job.
- Decide if you want to be a Yook of a Zook and defend your reasons
- Eat bread with the butter side up or down depending on the above choice
- Discuss reasons for war and the effects on all involved.
- Put a speck of dust on a microscope slide and examine it.
- Order pictures/objects in by small, smaller, smallest.
- Discuss the value of all people regardless of differences.
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- Create some new animals by “crossing” two–What would you get if you crossed and alligator with a giraffe? Make your own combinations and draw them.
- Discuss the qualities that made Horton a good choice to sit on the egg.
- Color/Shape Bingo
- Show silhouettes of objects/animals and have kids name the shapes.
- Sort various shapes of gum and then graph it and then eat it.
- Make oobleck.
- Discuss your favorite kind of weather.
- Make a weather graph.
- Practice reading thermometers.
- Brainstorm “weather” words and then categorize them.
- Rhyming Bingo
- One student says a word and another says a word that rhymes with it, and a third adds another, etc. See how far your class can go.
- Discuss responsibilities of a zoo keeper (Dr. Seuss’s dad was one).
- Using clay, make animals real and imaginary.
- Design a new animal for the zoo.
- Discuss the importance of trees for people and animals.
- Design a poster to discourage the destruction of the rain forest.
- Plant a tree.
- Discuss “home” rules for being at home when parents are gone. Do all your students know their addresses in case an emergency occurs while they are there alone?
- List things you can do on rainy days in the house.
- Count and list objects that the cat can balance. Have a relay race balancing an eraser on the heads of students.
- Would the story be different if the Cat in the Hat told it? Write it from his perspective.
- Ask students to design a machine that would clean up their rooms.
By: Kyla Case
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