Dr. Seuss 

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd.  Our play date this week took a wacky turn.  Spending a lot of time working with elementary school aged kids I’ve found that Dr. Seuss is a language that everyone understands and finds humor in.

With Dr. Seuss it’s all about the books.  Here are a few of my favorite ones.  I based the day off of some of his classics.

 We had to include a craft with our play date, cause they are a quick and easy way for the kids to have a focus.  I chose to use the book The Lorax.  These crafts came out so cute.  I had pre-cut the orange tissue paper to help little fingers.

 

In honor of the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, we had to make some oobleck.  We got messy and loved taking them home.  We used the following supplies and this recipe thanks to Sugar, Spice and Glitter.

I started to have a bit of fun in making a Dr. Suess themed photo booth.   I took an old picture mat and glued some paint stirring sticks on the back to give it strength and make it not to heavy for the little hands to hold up.  I put out all sorts of wacky props, books, boas etc.  I placed the real camera on a tripod to make it stable and less likely to get dropped.  I also placed toy cameras so the littlest of fingers could have fun snapping pictures too.

 Check out these cuties as they pose in the photo booth.  IMG_9561.JPGTime to fill those after school bellies with fun snacks.  Each book paired up with a special food.   A yummy ham and yellow pea soup.  
We all had so much fun and it was a great way to honor such a talented man who bring so much joy to myself and my kids.