Monday was my regular day to volunteer in my grandson’s Kindergarten class, and they were celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! I learned a new Cat in the Hat song, to the tune of the Addams Family – including the finger snaps!
After singing this song several times the class made a book to go with it. I adapted it a little, leaving spaces for the children to write the c and h for cat and hat. You could also put up this chart for the children to read with a pointer! I am sharing the book with 2 on each page so you could just xerox it on the collate mode, then cut it in half to make 2 books in one.
The final page of the book gives children a chance to write words from the AT family. In Owen’s class they highlighted word wall words – using highlighters is always a hit!
Then the children did another fun project.
It was my job, as a volunteer, to paint the children’s hands.
First I painted their right hand – white palm and blue fingers. I pressed their hand near the top of a 9 x 12 piece of paper. Then I painted their left hand all red – except I left their ring finger without paint, to give Thing 1 and Thing 2 both legs and arms. I turned the paper upside down and made the red handprint, just touching the white palm.
After it dried we painted an oval in the center of Thing’s body.
During the afternoon the children added the face and a numeral 1 or 2 on the circle. Lots of fun!
Happy Dr. Seuss Day!