This year we chose to celebrate not only Dr. Seuss during his birthday celebration but also one of my favorite books – The Sneetches. This lesser known story gives children (and adults) and important lesson on diversity and acceptance. Being a Latina Blogger is very important to me. I embrace the many cultures that are apart of my everyday life and those that are unknown to me. In our first Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, we shared 2 easy snack ideas that you can use while homeschooling, during a Girl Scout meeting or simply discussing with your children at home. I hope you enjoy part 2 of our week long celebration as we take on several craft activities.
Create Sneetch “Puppets” by painting large craft sticks, adding googly eyes and star stickers to half. We used these for puppets but also made a game of sorting by attributes- color, striped, hair, no hair, stars or no.
Outside or Indoor Activity
Play a game of Sneetch hopscotch, cut out a basic star shape, add numbers with a sharpie and spread out on the floor ( a piece of painters tape holds it in place well without leaving residue) Little ones can hop from 1-10, for older children you can have them practice skip counting by hopping on 2.4,6,8,etc or counting by fives. You could even call out simple math problems like what is 1+3 and have them run to the answer and stand on it.
Do you have any activities that might be a good companion to our Dr. Seuss book of choice: The Sneetches?