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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Seuss Reading Experience

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Introducing the FREE Dr. Seuss Reading Experience!

One of my favorite days of the year is almost here -- Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd! We have celebrated his birthday for seven years as a family.  Every activity we have done to celebrate has been shared with you. I thought it was time to compile all of the ideas into a FREE printable activity packet to help with the celebrations at your home, school, or library.  Included in the packet are ideas that you have seen before, PLUS many new ideas and activity sheets.  We hope you enjoy the packet and please share with others!

Dr. Seuss Reading Experience - 12 activity ideas with FREE PRINTABLES
Click here to download and print.
(Also, available on my Teachers Pay Teachers page!)
The Dr. Seuss Reading Experience includes these All-New Activities:

Sneelock's Stupendous Pink Lemonade

If I Ran the Circus is my favorite book by Dr. Seuss. For years I have tried to think of an activity do with my family after reading the book. This year, I finally figured it out!  Mr. Sneelock helps Morris McGurk with the odds and ends necessary to make THE CIRCUS MCGURKUS a success. One of ways Mr. Sneelock helps on opening night is by making 500 gallons of pink lemonade.

Included in the Dr. Seuss Reading Experience are instuctions to make Sneelock's Stupendous Pink Lemonade.  It is delicious! Also, included is a challenge find out how many lemons it would take to make 500 gallons of pink lemonade.  You won't believe how many lemons you would need!

Sneelock's Stupendous Pink Lemonade Recipe via

Fox in Socks - Did You Find them All, Sir? Beetle Battle in a Bottle Game

Fox is Socks is my favorite Dr. Seuss book to read aloud to a group of children. At the end of the book we learn about tweetle beetles and their puddle paddle battles in a bottle.  This scene in the book gave me an idea to make a search-and-find game that challenges children to find beetles, paddles, noodles, poodles, socks, and a fox in the blue rice filled puddle-bottle.  Instructions, a printable game board and game pieces are included in the Dr. Seuss Reading Experience.

Fox in Socks Search and Find Game in a Bottle  via

Big Brag Bear Noses and Rabbit Ears

This year I discovered Dr. Seuss's The Big Brag which is a story included in Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. In this story Rabbit brags about how far he can hear with his ears and Bear brags about how far he can smell with his nose. Then, a little old worm over hears the boasting and teaches the two animals a lesson.  In the Dr. Seuss Reading Experience are prinable rabbit ears and instructions on how to make a bear nose from two pom-poms and a craft stick.

The Big Brag by Dr. Seuss - Bear Noses  via

The Big Brag by Dr. Seuss - Rabbit Ears

Family Seussian Character Paintings

Last year my children each painted their interpration of The Lorax and the Truffula forest. I loved seeing their developing artistic talents all lined up on our hallway wall.

New activity sheets for Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose and The Zax (included in The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss)

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose Free Dr. Seuss Printable via

The Zax by Dr. Seuss - Free Prinable Activity Sheet  via

Plus, ALL NEW printable instructions sheets for activities shared earlier on Happy Birthday Author:

Left foot, Left foot, Right foot, Right -- Follow those feet!

I have been reading The Foot Book with my children on Dr. Seuss's birthday for the past seven years. Their favorite thing to do is trace their feet and tape them around the house.

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss - Follow those Feet Activity  via

Make your own Oobleck!

My post about reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck and then making homemade Oobleck from 2011 has been pinned over 5,000 times on Pinterest! The recipe is so simple, the activity is so messy, and the kids love it SOOOOO much! Click here to see the original post.

Oobleck Recipe for Dr. Seuss Bartholomew and the Oobleck via

Yertle the Turtle Countdown to Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Turn half-circles cut from construction paper into turtles from Yertle the Turtle. Write numbers on their backs and then stack them up to make a countdown to Dr. Seuss's birthday. Click here to see the original post.

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss Stackable Turtles Activity Idea via

Grin-itch Spinach

My family's favorite Dr. Seuss story is What Was I Scared Of? which is in The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss.  In the story a little creature runs an errand to fetch some Grin-itch Spinach when a pair of pale green pants with nobody inside them scares him.  Pick up a pack of seeds and grow your own Grin-itch Spinach. Click here to see the original post.

Grow Grin-itch Spinach - What Was I Scared Of? Dr. Seuss Activity via

The Lorax Craft Sticks

Make The Lorax in 3 simple steps with a craft stick, googily eyes, and a craft feather. Click here to see the original post  (originally posted as a guest blogger on Melissa Northway's blog).

The Lorax 3 Easy Steps Craft Stick Activity via

Scrambled Eggs Super - Bird Name Generator and Egg Hunt

My children loved this activity for Scrambled Egg Super!.  Create a bird-name-generator to invent a new species of bird.  Then, decorate a plastic Easter egg the way you think the bird's egg should look.  Trying drawing a picture of a bird too.  Click here to see the original post where we had an egg hunt too!

Scrambled Eggs Super! Egg Hunt and Bird Name Generator Activity via

Happy Birthday to You! Birthday Tradition Gift

This is a gift that I give my youngest daughter every year for her birthday. The Dr. Seuss Reading Experience includes all the printables necessary to make a very special birthday tradition for someone in your family.  Click here to see the original post on how I turned Happy Birthday To You! by Dr. Seuss into a yearly tradition.

Happy Birthday To You! Dr. Seuss Birthday Tradition Gift Idea via

I hope you enjoy these activities.  Come back to share how your family celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd!

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