IDEAS FOR OTHER SEUSS BOOKS
THE KINGS STILTS
- Make a pair of stilts out of coffee cans. There are directions for ‘Can stilts’ in the Recycled Activities Category
Directions are in the first section of ‘Games’.
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG
Create some new animals by “crossing” two.
What would you get if you crossed and alligator with a giraffe? Have kids make their own combinations and DRAW THEM.
- Discuss the qualities that made Horton a good choice to sit on the egg.
IF I RAN THE ZOO
- Using clay, make animals real and imaginary.
- Design a new animal for the zoo. Draw pictures of it.
ONE FISH, TWO FISH
- The Yink in “ONE FISH, TWO FISH” love to drink pink ink. Make your own version by combining a few strawberries ( either fresh, or frozen and thawed ) and some milk in a blender. Add a few drops of red food coloring if the “ink” isn’t pink enough.
- Also-Strawberry Smoothies work! See Smoothie Category.
- FISH PRINTS. Cut out fish shapes from sponges. Dip sponges in paint and Have children create sponge-painted fish!
Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now.
Play a game using the children’s ideas of ways to “go”.
the children up in a straight line or circle.
The leader decides on a “way to go” ( hopping in different manners, hanging onto an elephants tail, on a bike, etc. ).
He/she leads the line acting the method chosen – the class follows. Switch leaders at appropriate times.
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK
After you read the story-make your own Oobleck!
Try the “Blubber/ Flubber” in the Slime,Goop and Gak Category of this site. Also look at the other interesting recipes!
→ For an entire week. consider trying a variety of Oobleck type recipes. Have children vote for their favorite!
FLUBBER ( Oobleck )
Two cups Glue
Four tablespoons Borax
In one bowl mix in 1 1/2 cups of warm water, Glue, and food coloring. In a separate bowl mix in Borax with 1 1/3 cup of warm water.
Pour the glue mixture into the borax mixture.
Do not mix or stir it will form on its own.
( Note: I found I needed to stir it a bit for it to come together. The second day, it was even better than the first day! See K-A images. You’ll find it shapes itself out smoothly into whatever you store it in. Barb ) Store in plastic baggies.
What can you do with Flubber?
Stretch and shape it.
Roll it into a rope. Bounce it.
THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF BOOK
You Need: Paper, Magazines, Scissors, Glue
Create a silhouettes of children by turning out the lights and having each child sit in front of a projector. Trace their face on a piece of white paper.
Then have children use magazines to find items that they think matches their personalities. Have them cut these out and paste these on their paper and create a shape of them collage.
SHAPE OF ME COLLAGE #2
You Need: Large Body-size Paper, Magazines, Glue
Trace the children and cut out their shapes from the paper. Have them go through magazines and cut out things that they like.
They can then paste them on the cut out and you have a collage of the child.
For very young: Show silhouettes of objects/animals and have children name the shapes and animal.
THERE’S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET
- Here’s a twist on ‘Show and Tell. Ask children to bring a pocket-sized item from home they would like to share with the class. The main rule is that it has to fit I their pocket! Mo pocket? How about something the size of something to fit in a letter size envelope? Read the book early in the day and throughout the day, have children share what they brought in their pocket? A photo? Sea shell? Coin or???
- If the childen lived in the t’pe of house’ of that in the book…what would they ‘like to have and where’? A Dina in the China. or a Bug on the Rug. or a Poof on the Roof? Make it original and nothing that is mentioned in the book.
This would be a nice extension with the below activity of “Creating Unusual Creatures’!
SEUSS INSPIRED ACTIVITIES.
In most of the Dr. Seuss stories, the creatures are all very imaginative and unusual.
After reading “One fish, two fish”, or any other book with unusual creatures, put put out an array of toilet paper tubes, pipe cleaners, felt, yarn, puff balls, googly eyes and other misc. other items. Have children CREATE their own creature.
- After they’re dry, have the kids CREATE THEIR OWN STORY about them.
For a Culminating Activity – DR. SEUSS GRAPH.
Put all of the Dr. Seuss books that you have read on a white board, blackboard or poster board. Have children pick their favorite and graph the results.
This type of activity is not only a boost to math-but assists children in making decisions. It helps them to make choices based on what they like-and not what others say.
FYI: BOTH SEPTEMBER 24 AND MARCH 2 CAN BE CELEBRATED ASDR. SEUSS DAY! Some sources disagree as to whether celebrate his birth or recognize the date of his death. ( March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991 )
Don’t forget about watching a Dr. Seuss video or DVD. Many of his books have been adapted into short animated programs.
Books such as ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘The Grinch’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ have been adapted into feature films, and the musical Seussical is an adaption of all his books.
BOOKS by DR. SEUSS:
1 – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1938)
2 – Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1959)
3 – The Butter Battle Book (1984)
4 – The Cat in the Hat (1957)
5 – The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966)
6 – The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968)
7 – The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
8 – The Cat’s Quizzer (1976) [not indexed]
9 – Come Over To My House (1966)
10 – Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973) [not indexed]
11 – Dr. Seuss’s ABC (1963)
12 – Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
13 – The Eye Book (1968)
14 – The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
15 – The Foot Book (1968)
16 – Fox in Socks (1965)
17 – Great Day For Up! (1974)
18 – Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
19 – Happy Birthday to You! (1959)
20 – Hop on Pop (1963)
21 – Horton Hatches The Egg (1940)
22 – Horton Hears A Who (1954)
23 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
24 – Hunches in Bunches (1982)
25 – I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! (1987)
26 – I Can Draw Myself (1970)
27 – I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today (1969)
27a – King Looie Katz
27b – The Glunk That Got Thunk
28 – I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978)
29 – I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
30 – If I Ran The Circus (1956)
31 – If I Ran The Zoo (1950)
32 – I Wish I Had Duck Feet (1965) [not indexed]
33 – The King’s Stilts (1939)
34 – The Lorax (1971)
35 – Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
36 – McElligot’s Pool (1947)
37 – Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
38 – My Book About Me, By Me Myself (1969)
39 – Oh Say Can You Say (1979)
40 – Oh, The Places You’ll Go! (1990)
41 – Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
42 – On Beyond Zebra (1955)
43 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
44 – Scrambled Eggs Super! (1954)
45 – The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
46 – Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
47 – The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
48 – The Zax
49 – Too Many Daves
50 – What Was I Scared Of?
51 – Ten Apples Up On Top (1961
52 – There’s a Wocket In My Pocket (1974)
53 – Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
54 – The Tooth Book (1981)
55 – The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs The Dough (1987)
56 – Wacky Wednesdy (1974)
57 – Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)
58 – Gertrude McFuzz
59 – The Big Brag
60 – You’re Only Old Once! (1986)
DR. SEUSS MENU
- The Foot Book
- The Lorax
- Fox in Sox
- The Cat in the Hat
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Wacky Wednesday
Page 1 has more ideas for each book.
- The King’s Stilts
- Hortan Hatched an Egg
- If I Ran the Zoo
- One Fish, Two Fish
- Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck
- The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Book
- There’s a Wocket in my Pocket
- And a few inspired ideas…Enjoy