Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Dr Seuss Theme!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Dr Seuss Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area
Materials: Pull out your dress up clothes and props such as hats, scarves, shoes etc. Also, place a large variety of Seuss books out. Encourage your preschoolers to dress up like the characters in the book!
Set up your kitchen set! Make some green eggs and ham out of felt pieces.
Dr Seuss Theme Math Activities to Help your Preschoolers Develop Their Math Skills and Those Small Muscles in Their Hands!
How Many Feet?
Materials: construction paper, marker, scissors and rulers!
Encourage your children to trace their foot and cut it out. They can use these cut outs to measure everything in the classroom--the chairs, tables, their friends! Also provide rulers so they can measure with them as well.
Provide bubble wrap and encourage the children to count each bubble they pop (fine motor development and counting all in one!)
Materials Needed: Programmed Fish shapes of different colors or with different numbers. Children match either by color or number as a follow up to One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Daisy-Head Maisy Headbands and more
Materials: Strips of long construction paper (about 2 inches wide and long enough to be a headband!); artificial flowers, glue.
Encourage children to create patterns with the flowers and foliage and glue it to the strips of paper. When dry, they can wear their Maisy Headbands.
EXTENSION: Provide large wreaths (purchased at a craft store or donated). The children can place the flowers in the wreaths. You can either hang the wreaths or leave them in the manipulative center for the children to use all week.
One Fish Two Fish Sorting
Materials: Colored Goldfish snacks and bowls.
Give each child a handful of colored fish for them to sort and count.....and, of course, EAT!
Dr Seuss Activities for Your Sand and Water Table!
Materials: Cornstarch and water
Mix equal amounts of cornstarch and water into your sensory table. This is the greatest texture! It is hard when you touch it. When you scoop some up, the heat from your hands melts it and then it hardens again!
Tooth Paste Sculpting!
Add mini tubes of toothpaste to the sensory table. Let the children squeeze them out and sculpt with them after reading The Tooth Book. Ask a local dentist if they can donate some in exchange for your passing out their brochure to families (be sure this is ok with your school's administration first!)
In advance, send a notice home for your children to come to school in their pajamas AND wearing crazy socks! Read A Great Day For Up and Fox in Socks to start your day!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel- was born on March 2nd, 1904. Have a birthday or UN-birthday party in his honor!
Read Across America
The National Education Association sponsors a campaign for reading and Dr. Seuss Birthday each year. Check out their website for more ideas on making this day special. Read Across America Website
Our Foot Book Thank you Linda from Brooklyn, NY for submitting this idea!
We made a class book using Oh the Places You'll Go and The Foot Book.
After reading these books, we sent construction paper home for the parents to trace the children's feet. When they returned the papers, we documented all the places their feet have taken them. The children really enjoyed "reading" their own book after we finished!
How Many Yertles Tall are YOU?Thank you to Kierstyn for this idea!
We are reading Yertle the Turtle. I made 14 "Yertles" and stacked them out in the hall as a height chart. Students get to measure how many Yertles tall they are and stick their picture by it.
Hey there! Welcome to Preschool Plan It! I’m Cheryl, a preschool teacher of over 20 years.
I KNOW, I know, you spend hours of time developing your preschool themes, activities and preschool lesson plans each week. You are commited to planning preschool themes and activities that are engaging hands-on, interactive, fun AND meet the goal of supporting each child’s level of growth and development.
I am commited to providing you, the preschool teacher, with everything you need to develop preschool lesson plans and preschool activities for your classroom all in one place!
You’ll receive a weekly email with planning tips and teaching ideas. You'll also receive (on the 1st of each month) a free theme starter pack with some printables and activity ideas to get you started planning a theme!