I knew nothing about Dr. Seuss when I was growing up in Jamaica. It took having children and operating a daycare to learn all about this genius. My daughter learnt to read with the Ben Books, Hooked on Phonics and Dr. Seuss books. These books have been my go to for silly rhymes, sight words, benchmarks, and funny stories. To date, the children favorite story is from the Dr. Seuss Sneetches – What was I Scared of? They most often ask for that story, of the lonely pants that walked around with no one inside it. It’s a spooky book that with action when reading will have them gasping…and that makes it so fun.
Today we decided to make a simple hat for Dr. Seuss day. It’s great that this craft allows preschoolers to practice their scissors skill if you allow them to cut the pattern. During our scissor skill practice, I often repeat open…close – saying the word with the action of open close helps children remember the technique. The toddlers frequently chant open close as the cut away, the preschoolers pretty much have a hang of it now.
What you’ll need
- red and white construction paper
- some glue
Cut a large 12-inch strip of the red paper you may have to double and glue this to fit heads. Cut strips of white paper – enough to go around a child’s head.
Allow children to glue on their own.
They will glue on one side and then flip to the lines on the hat.
Keep repeating the process with all the children.
When completed – size on each head and glue the seam. You can also staple the seam but I’d be careful with the sharp staples.
Dr. Seuss Sneetches book – What was I Scared of? I guarantee your child will ask for this story very often – if you have the action behind it.