Dr. Seuss Day
What Day is Dr. Seuss Day?
Dr. Seuss Day is March 2nd. The author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904 and wrote under the name of Dr. Seuss. In 1997 the National Education Association dedicated March 2nd as Read Across America Day. Many schools celebrate this day. As kindergarten teachers, we loved reading many Dr. Seuss books and doing plenty of Dr. Suess activities on this fun day! Read below for all of our Dr. Suess day ideas.
Yes! What a great way to make this day exciting for your students! We loved to dress up for Dr. Seuss day. We always surprised our kids by showing up dressed up as the cat in the hat to greet them in the morning! Our students knew they were in for a fun filled day as soon as they saw us.
Fun Activities for Dr. Seuss Day
We read as many of our favorite Dr. Seuss books as we could throughout the day and paired some of them with great activities. Since we were usually right in the middle of our poetry unit, after reading The Cat in the Hat, we wrote a poem with our students with rhyming words. We used Ten Apples Up on Top to do some adding. Students drew the characters, then dipped their finger in red paint or a red stamp pad to add the apples on top of the characters they drew. They added the apples together and wrote a number sentence to match. Another great adding activity is to have them add fish together after reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. We always ended the day with creating a Dr. Suess day hat. Of course, it had red and white stripes like the cat in the hat. Our students glued white strips on red construction paper and we stapled it to a sentence strip to go around our their heads.
Adding fun snacks for Dr. Seuss day always makes it more enjoyable! For an easy snack, get rainbow colored gold fish and read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish while they are eating. Or, use sliced strawberries and bananas and stack them on top of each other to create red and white stripes like the cat in the hat’s hat.
Online Fun with Dr. Seuss
We loved using online resources to enrich our students’ learning. Here are some great teacher approved Dr. Seuss videos and resources to use throughout the day.
This 12 minute video is all about the author, Dr. Seuss. Learn all about who wrote these wonderful stories!
Listen to The Lorax being read aloud.
This video shows the Yertle the Turtle Garden at the Suess Museum! The Seuss Museum is in Springfield, Massachusetts and has some great videos, if you can’t get there in person!
They even have fun science experiment videos like this self-inflating balloon video:
Your kids will love exploring this fantastic website, Seussville.com. You can watch videos, learn about Dr. Seuss and the characters he created and so much more!
Happy Dr. Seuss Day!
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