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The Seussical Page!

Welcome to Integrating Art Across the Curriculum With Dr. Seuss!

Here you'll find Dr. Seuss-related projects, resources, and ideas  to supplement the projects I will be doing in the community in February, March, and April. Scroll down to see projects and resources for the following categories:

  • Math & Science
  • Literacy
  • Art Projects
  • and coming soon...The Art of the Play!


AND FOR MORE PROJECTS, CHECK OUT MY DR. SEUSS board on Pinterest!


Math & Science & Seuss!

If you search my blog you'll find lots of ways that art can meld with science and math--the opportunities are endless! But here are some Seuss-tastical ways that you can combine these subjects...

WEBSITES:

This is the official Seuss site affiliated with Random House. There are tons of activities and games for your child to explore.

www.PBSKids.org/catinthehat
The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about all sorts of things on this fun site based on the TV show. Lots of science and math activities, printables, and games.

ARTICLES:
http://www.sciencebob.com/blog/?p=608
Science Bob has an entire post about how to make oozy, gooey Oobleck--the main goopiness in the book "Bartholomew and the Oobleck." Check out the recipe, watch some cool oobleck videos, and learn the science behind this goop!

MATH & SCIENCE PROJECTS:
For those of you who visited my table at the Amherst PTA's Math & Science night--you may have seen some of these projects on display! Here are the links for more info:

Thaumatropes:
Create your own simple animation machine from the Victorian era that fools your eye by using "persistence of vision."


Lenticular Animation:
This funky op-art project is also a simple animation machine and really creates a "WOW!" Great for showing a transformation--this can be used for art projects as well as other concepts across the curriculum!

Exploring the Solar System With Seuss:
Teach Preschool is one of my favorite blogs--she's always up to something fun with her kiddos! With this blogpost, she links Dr. Seuss books to a science exploration of the planets in our solar system. Looks like fun for children of any age!

And if you are studying animal characteristics in Science--why not create your own combinations! Olive Art! Do You! has a great project based on Dr. Seuss's "There's a Wocket in My Pocket!" Students make their own silly animals that live in surprising places!

And are you hungry for more? Oopsey Daisy had a fun math-tivity using goldfish crackers to practice graphing--YUM! She even has a free printable.

And if you need another yummy math science activity--make some butter! E is for Explore has directions for making your own butter. Once you've put your butter on toast, read Dr. Seuss's "The Butter Battle Book" and figure out if you like your toast butter side up or butter side down...

Earth Day is coming! Here's a great Earth Day activity related to the Lorax where students make and earth using marble painting (super fun!) and then write how they can take care of the earth. Thanks Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations!

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Art, Literacy, and Dr. Seuss

There are so many wonderful resources out there that combines the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with art! Here are a few you should check out:

WEBSITES:
The official site of the Dr. Seuss memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts. There is a great biography of Dr. Seuss on the site and information about the memorial.

This is the official Seuss site affiliated with Random House. There are tons of activities and games for your child to explore.

This is a literacy site that has a ton of wonderful resources to inspire your child. There are a number of Student Interactives (listed under "Classroom Resources")--one in particular is the "Stapleless Book" where students can input their text, print out the book and that add their custom illustrations. You can also search the site for "Seuss" and a nice list of activities will appear.

INSPIRING BLOGS:
Under the Big Top has a wonderful post about Dr. Seuss-related projects you can do with your child (or students) with links and images.

http://www.obseussed.com/p/books.html
And if you are REALLY looking for fun...check out the obSEUSSed Blog and the 340+ links of Dr. Seuss-related crafts, recipes, and activities. So fun!

ARTICLES/PAGES TO VISIT:
This page has "37 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change The World." This is a wonderful place to find some inspiring quotes that are fun to post around the home and discuss with your kids.

PROJECTS:
http://www.classroomfreebies.com/2013/03/my-bucket-list-writing-prompt.html
This site has two great literacy activities--one of which is creating a bucket list of places they'd like to go.

http://mini-lizzthelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/05/dr-seuss-program-oh-places-youll-go.html
And Mini-Lizz the Librarian also has a project based on "The Places You'll Go!" Where students make sign posts and label them with the places they'd travel.

http://www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2013/04/unless-seuss-tacular-earth-day-art.html
This is a great Dr. Seuss craft where your child or students can create a landscape full of truffula trees. Children can explore foreground, middle ground, and background and collage. It's preety fun--I made one myself! And they can add some writing--either a quote from The Lorax as these students did or you can ask your child what they can do to protect the earth.

http://brittmale.blogspot.com/2010/12/was-going-through-some-pictures-and.html
And A Day In The Life of a Classroom Teacher she has pictures of some cute acrostic poems written on the stripes of The Cat in the Hat's striped hat--so cute! What other acrostic poems can your child create?

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Art Projects Inspired By Dr. Seuss
Here's a list of links to fun Dr. Seuss art projects inspired by Dr. Seuss. There are so many wonderful ideas out there--if you find one, post a link to it on the comments section below!



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And here's a bulletin board I created for the PTA at the local Middle School. It's my first bulletin board ever (given my art on a cart status), and I'm pleased. I tried to choose Dr. Seuss quotes that would inspire middle school students and catch their eye. Hopefully it works and we drum up some interest in the PTA play coming in April and the cake decorating competition the PTA will be having--so fun!


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