This week we had fun completing activities that went along with Dr. Seuss and Read Across America!
Dr. Seuss changed the landscape of children’s books with his controlled-vocabulary tales of antic cats (The Cat in the Hat), colorful meals (Green Eggs and Ham), and dozens of other zany tales.
When Dr. Seuss set out to write The Cat in the Hat, he wanted to write a story that used simple, mostly monosyllabic words that readers could readily comprehend. His use of the patterned, rhyming text has become the foundation for many controlled-vocabulary texts for young readers.
||ABC Hide and Seek
Each letter flap has a picture behind it. Look for the letter that starts the thing’s name.
||Catch a Thing
Game that requires keen hand-eye coordination. Move the arrow keys to catch the “THINGS” that keep messing up the house!
||Fox in Socks Matching Game
Arrange the words to describe the picture. Great game to reinforce the concept of ‘in‘ and ‘on.’
||Find the Funny fish
Introduction to ‘opposite-like’ concepts through rhyme.
||Horton’s Who Hunt
Interactive game that requires you to place a clover on Horton’s trunk. It’s kinda like a virtual ‘pin the tail on the donkey’, because you do it all in the dark!
||Horton Hears a Who Story Maker
Create your own story. Enter your name and story title. You then get to select the background (setting), characters, music and text for 3 scenes. When complete, sit back and enjoy the book you wrote!
||How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Online Coloring Book
Interactive coloring book with scenes from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Three images from the book can be colored. Interactive drawing tools included: draw circles, squares or add your own freehand drawing!
||Lorax “Save the Trees” Game
Game that requires hand-eye coordination. Catch the 10 little Truffula seeds so you can replant the Truffula forest!
||Oh! The Places You’ll Go
Using the arrow keys, collect 5 orange balloons before you run out of time! Yellow balloons give you more time to do so.
||Sam I Am Says
Repeat the words that Sam says. Click on the answers that match the order of what Sam is asking. Wait until Sam is done speaking before attempting. Each time you get an answer right, another phrase is added to the list.
||Sneetch Belly Game
Note: Requires Shockwave Plugin
Sylvester McBean’s Sneetch Belly Game. As each group of Sneetches moves into McBean’s machine, try to remember the order in which they went by. Once Sneetches are inside the machine, the buttons turn from red to green. Press the buttons that correspond to the order of the Sneetch bellies that entered the machine. You earn a point for each Sneetch you remember correctly!
||Who Said That? Game
Characters from Dr. Suess books are quoted. Do you know which character said what?
K-1: Dr. Seussville University includes basic skills activities related to science, math, reading, and reasoning in an interactive environment:
Remember that you can enlarge the print on a web page by going to view/text size!
K-1: First grade activities from Murray Elementary in Charlottesville,Virginia:
All Levels: Seussentennial:
All Level: Seussville:
All levels: Dr, Seuss Birthday Activities and party suggestions:
Intermediate: Dr. Seuss Book Online Quiz:
Intermediate: Dr, Seuss Trivia Online Quiz:
Other Dr. Seuss Links:
K-2: Activities related to each book:
K-3: Also, activities for Primary from ABC teach: http://www.abcteach.com/Reading/suess/suesstoc.htm
3-5:Biographical information for Dr. Seuss as an author: http://www.carolhurst.com/authors/drseuss.html
4-5: On-line quiz on How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
4-5: Dr. Seuss Memorial
All levels: Cat in the Hat unit:
All levels: Dr. Seuss wallpaper and screensaver (use on your home computer)
All levels: Ilalko Elementary Plans:
Primary: Unit on Dr. Seuss. Includes links and center activities:
The Center for Seussian Studies:
Daizy-Head Mayzie Review:
Dr. Seuss Activities:
Dr. Seuss Books In Print:
Dr. Seuss Character Index:
Dr. Seuss Collection:
Dr. Seuss Crafts and Activities:
Dr. Seuss Cross-Word Search:
Dr. Seuss Teacher Resource File:
Dr. Seuss Wav files:
ESeuss: Dedicated to Suess on the Internet:
Great Grinchy Ascii Art:
Literature Math Crossover: I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today:
Seuss Quest (WebQuest):
Seusville Gift Tags:
The Cat In the Hat Ascii Art:
The Grinch Coloring Pages:
Math and Science fun with Oobleck
Cooperative Learning Activity:
ERIC Lesson Plan for Kindergarten: http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/SCI0024.html
First Grade Lesson Plans from the University of Texas at Dallas:
Glurch Meets Oobleck: Lesson Plan from Iowa State University:
Hands on Activities:
Laws of Oobleck:
Making Oobleck, Gluey Putty, and Goop from Vanderbilt University: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vsvs/polymerhome.doc
Oobleck and Glurch: Learning About Solids and Liquids:
Oobleck Showcase: http://kms.kapalama.ksbe.edu/projects/oobleck/projectdescrip.html
Safety Rules for Playing with Polymers:
Teachervision Lesson Plan:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Information:
Zwolle Elementary School:
Lesson Plans from Eduplace.com:
Click on the link:
Teacher View: The Cat in the Hat
First grade; by Betty Alexander from EduPlace
TeacherView: Green Eggs and Ham
First grade; by Katy Smith from EduPlace
TeacherView: My Many Colored Days
First grade lesson plan by Katy Smith
TeacherView: In A People House
Kindergarten; Lesson plan by Latresa Bray
TeacherView: Gertrude McFuzz
Second grade lesson plan by Iram Khan
TeacherView: Daisy-Head Mayzie
Third grade lesson plan by Laura Hoyler
TeacherView: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
Third grade lesson plan by Christina Camarena
TeacherView: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Sixth grade lesson plan by Veronica Durden
General Information on
Read Across America
Teachers: NEA site with general information:
Teachers: Resources for lessons, printable bookmarks, certificates, logos and other goodies: