Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Cat in the Hat.

The Cat in the Hat.  Classic Seuss.  I thought about skipping this one but found new favorites I want to try this year and figure I'd keep you in the loop with the goods.

One writing activity I like to do is have the kids answer the question at the end of the story.  "Well, what would you do if your mother asked you?"  Start with a house outline.  You can make it by using a long sheet of construction paper, folding in both sides to meet in the middle and then cutting whatever roofline you want on the top.
Glue the writing inside to display.  It's interesting to see how many of them would tell their mother the truth about the weird cat invasion and how many of them wouldn't.  The reasons they come up with for why the house is a mess are priceless.
{Forgive my make-shift example.  I had a picture uploaded of the real display and for the life of me, I have no idea where it went!!!}

These adorable puppets are from My Everything Else when she was featured on obSEUSSed.  She bought red party bags but we'll using the regular {free} brown ones from the art room, colored red.

This Pinterest link wasn't uploaded right so I don't know the original user, but how great are these thing students?!  Blue easter grass hair!!  :)

I also like the hair on these little guys.  Curl the paper around a pencil to make it roll up like that.  We'll definitely be making these.

For math, we play this counting game from Hubbard's Cupboard.  Each pair of students gets one game board.  Student A rolls the dice, gets 4 and colors 4 hats pink {she will be pink the entire game}.  Student B takes a turn, rolls 2 and colors 2 hats green {and will stay green}.  Continue until the board is full then count to see how many hats each person colored and who had the most.

You can also turn your students into The Cat himself!  Wear all black, add a striped hat, red bowtie and some {eyeliner} whiskers.  Now see what kind of mischief you can come up with!

I love these Cat in the Hat hats for snack!!  White chocolate dipped oreos and red chocolate dipped marshmallows!  Thanks Jill!


  1. Anonymous7:34 AM

    love the whiskers with the hats...think I might just be brave enough to try it this year!

  2. Hi!! Is there anyway you could share the body pattern for Thing 1 with their photos? We are starting an author study on Dr. Seuss and I would love to make these with my kids!!

    1. I found those cute Things on Pinterest but the link was bad so I'm not even sure where to direct you.


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