What can I teach during Dr Seuss Week?

Answered by Michael Wilson

During Dr. Seuss Week, there are a variety of fun and educational activities that you can teach to celebrate the beloved children’s author. Here are some ideas:

1. Read Green Eggs and Ham: Start the week off by reading Green Eggs and Ham. Afterward, have a cooking activity where students make their own “rhyming eggs.” Provide different toppings and encourage them to create silly combinations, just like in the book. This activity can also reinforce rhyming words and vocabulary.

2. Write about birthday celebrations: After reading Happy Birthday to You!, have students write about their own birthday celebrations. Encourage them to be descriptive and use their imagination. You can also have a class discussion about different birthday traditions and customs around the world.

3. Explore The Cat in the Hat: Dive into The Cat in the Hat and discuss the importance of following rules. Discuss the consequences of the chaos caused by the cat and the importance of responsibility. You can also have a craft activity where students create their own “Cat in the Hat” hats.

4. Keep track of books: Throughout the week, create a bulletin board or chart where you track all the Dr. Seuss books you’ve read. Have students add illustrations or write a short summary of their favorite book. This can help promote reading comprehension and encourage students to explore more Dr. Seuss books.

5. Read Fox in Socks: Challenge your students’ language skills by reading Fox in Socks. This tongue-twisting book is a great opportunity to practice phonics, pronunciation, and fluency. Have students take turns reading sections aloud and see who can master the tricky tongue twisters.

6. Read Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Use Oh, the Places You’ll Go! to discuss goals, dreams, and perseverance. Have students write about their own dreams and aspirations, and create a class mural or display showcasing their goals. This can inspire a sense of ambition and encourage growth mindset.

7. Explore The Lorax: Read The Lorax to teach students about the importance of environmental conservation. Discuss the impact of deforestation and pollution on our planet. Have students brainstorm ways they can make a positive difference in their own lives and communities.

8. Read The Sneetches and Other Stories: Use The Sneetches and Other Stories to teach about diversity, acceptance, and the dangers of prejudice. Discuss how the story relates to real-life situations and have students share their own experiences with acceptance or exclusion.

By incorporating these activities and discussions into your Dr. Seuss Week, you can provide a well-rounded and engaging learning experience for your students. Remember to have fun and embrace the whimsical and imaginative world of Dr. Seuss!