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Theodor Seuss Geisel March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991
Here is some info. about Dr. Seuss:
It was March 2nd, 1904 that Theodore Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Today we pay tribute to Dr. Seuss' 105th birthday.
While most commonly known for his children's books (he wrote over 60 of them), “Dr.” Seuss was both the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and also drew more than 400 political cartoons in two years for a New York daily newspaper. It was as a college student at Dartmouth that he started signing his work “Seuss.” Once he graduated, he started signing his work as “Dr. Seuss” when submitting it to a humor magazine. After marrying, he continued to write humor and illustrate. When World War II started, he began his political cartooning. Eventually he designed and illustrated posters to support the war effort, and joined the U.S. Army where he was the leader of the animation department.
Still, it was his children's books that have helped beginning readers and have been enjoyed by families for several generations.
-By Russ Neumeier
GREAT INTERACTIVE WEBSITE:
Filled with games, activities, music, biography,events, and catalogs
DR. SEUSS THEMED LESSONS
Gives a few activities to do with many of Dr. Seuss's books.
Here's an example:
The Foot Book
* 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.
DR. SEUSS CRAFTS
Make your own,
Cat in the Hat
Here is a link to a cat in the hat printable
This site has great ideas for making homemade books, story sacks, bookmarks,placemats, dot to dots.
It also has activities like guessing Dr. Seuss characters and quotes.
Read Across America Activities
These are greatDr. Seuss Story Printables with titles like:
And To Think That I Saw That on Mulberry Street
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
The Foot Book
Fox in Sox
Gerald McBoing Boing
Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day
Hop on Pop
Horton Hatches the Egg
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
My Many Colored Days
More fun ideas can be found here
Cat in the Hat Puppet
Materials: Paper bag, red crepe paper or something to make the red bow out of, crayons, scissors
Get the pattern here:
Oh the Places You'll Go
Read the book and then have the kids fill this out of all the places they have been. Have them color and cut and you can hang them up on a bulletin board or attach a strip of tag board and make it a hat.
Oh the Places I've Been Hat
You can teach rhyming words and chunks with Dr. Seuss books. Here are a couple of ideas:
Book: Cat in the Hat
Read the book and introduce the -at chunk. Using the book, find as many -at words as you can and fill it in the worksheet
Read the book and fill out the worksheet with as many rhyming words as you can. Nonsense words would be great too since Dr. Seuss loved using them in his books.
There are really so many fun things you can do with Dr. Seuss! Have fun!