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On The Loose With Dr. Seuss

Poems and songs

Dr. Seuss poems by children from Mrs. Thonus's class

Dr. Seuss On the Loose
tune: Old MacDonald

Dr. Seuss is on the loose,
And this how we know.
Cats, hats, eggs and ham,
Cats, hats, eggs and ham,
Cats, hats, eggs and ham,
We love his fun books so!

Oh the Places You'll Go

You're off to great places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So ... get on your way!

Books, Books, Books!

Literacy Activities

Have the children bring in their favorite pair of shoes on the day you read The Foot Book. Have the children wear their shoes for a footwear fashion show.
Take a photo of each pair of shoes. Children can write a story about an adventure their shoe took.

Math Activities

Foot Book- Graph the types of shoes worn to school today.

Favorite Seuss book- Create a graph that shows each child's favorite Seuss book.

Science and Social Studies Connections

The Cat in the Hat does a lot of balancing. Select several items that can be stacked and have the children attempt to see how many they can balance, either on the floor or actually balancing on their hands. Set out a variety of solids such as spoons, balls, cubes, etc and see which items can stack.

"Bartholomew and the Oobleck." Make Oobleck: Mix 1/4 cup white glue with 1/4 cup water. Add a few drops green food coloring. In a separate container mix 2 cups warm water with 2 tablespoons borax. Stir until dissolved. Add 1/4 cup of the borax mixture to the glue mixture. Your oobleck will immediately form. It bounces, stretches, and will pick up newsprint. Store in a plastic bag so it won't dry out.

Just For Fun

After reading Bartholomew Cubbins and His 500 Hats- Make fancy hats with newspaper, beads, sticky tape, feathers, stickers, etc.
Have a hat day.
Play a hat relay.
Graph hats.

After reading "Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now". Play a game using the children's ideas of ways to "go". Line the children up. The leader decides on a "way to go" (hopping, hanging onto an elephants tail, on a bike, etc.). He/she leads the line acting out the chosen way and the class follows and joins in. Then switch leaders.

Printable Games


More Seussville fun

Decorating Ideas


A Little Bit of Everything

Kiddyhouse Lesson Links

Dr. Seuss Resourcs Links