Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss - March 2
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
Near the back of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish there is a rhyme:
At our house
we play out back.
We play a game
called Ring the Gack.
Would you like to play this game?
We have the only
Gack in town.
With this rhyme Dr. Seuss illustrated a boy and a girl tossing colored rings onto the antlers of a Gack. It looked like loads of fun!
|We started with a large piece of cardboard.|
|Then, I traced the Gack onto a piece of transparency film.|
|I used an overhead projector to project the image onto the cardboard.|
|Next, I traced the image with a black Sharpie.|
|I cut the image out of the cardboard with an x-acto knife.|
|I left a flap on the bottom. This allowed me to add blocks to the back to stabilize the Gack.|
|I taped a paint stir stick to the neck to make it more sturdy. Then, I taped two clear plastic pieces to stabilize the antlers.|
|We cut out a few rings from the scraps of cardboard. My daughter checked to if they would fit on the antlers.|
|The Gack was ready to paint, but I forget to take pictures of the painting process. I mixed yellow and white acrylic paint for the Gack. Then, a little green for the grass. A black Sharpie was used after the paint dried to add the details.|
|Later, when my boys were home from school, we cut out more rings.|
|They colored them red, yellow, and blue just like the book. We made a total of 8 rings.|
|They made up their own rules for the game. Eight rings are tossed during your turn. The red rings are worth 2 points, yellow rings are worth 4 points, and the blue rings are worth 8 points. Also, they made a smaller blue ring that is worth 10 points.|
|The first to score 30 points is the winner.|
|They were so excited when they ringed the Gack!|
|(Please pin this image!!)|
And make your own
and you just might have the only Gack in town.