Dr. Seuss Mini-Unit
Quick, hands-on activities that introduce students to the comical, kooky world of Dr. Seuss
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
These are a couple of quick activities to introduce your students to Dr. Seuss. Have fun with your students as you share his books. You can add to the celebration of all things Seuss by creating costumes, experimenting with Oobleck, and making crazy inspired hats. Reading the books aloud without even looking out the pictures, you'll also discover that students find the doctor's word play and rhyme to be as engaging and as his outlandish illustrations.
- Become familiar with the similarities in an authors body of work.
- Gain an appreciation for the word play and rhyme featured in the work of Dr. Seuss.
- Identify, produce and extend patterns.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
To celebrate the conclusion of this author study, have students use Model Magic to create their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Place the characters in dioramas and display them in a prominent spot. Send out invitations to other classrooms and host an art show to share the wonderful art display. Invite your local newspaper to cover the event and share the artwork with the local community.