We started with Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, focusing on Yertle the Turtle. We hadn't read this book before, and Elliott really enjoyed the story. After we read the story, we played a game. Topsy Turtle has been in our closet for awhile, but we just haven't gotten around to it. I didn't have the camera while we played, but the kids got a kick out of it! After a few family rounds, the boys spent another half hour playing. I'm surprised, since the game is quite simplistic, but perhaps that's why they liked it. It was very easy for them to play without parental guidance, and very easy for them to play as a cooperative game.
These activities are geared towards The Cat in the Hat books. I loved this Cat in the Hat matching game from Joyfully Weary, because it takes a little more focus than a typical picture matching game.
This Cat Hundreds Chart is one of many hundreds charts at Lil' Country Kindergarten. I have my doubts of whether or not Elliott will actually color it, but I thought I'd try it, since he's extremely interested in numbers at the moment.
This little fish puzzle has seen better days, and we haven't had it out in a long time. It reminded me of the fish in The Cat in the Hat (except mine is smiling!) or it could go with One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish too.
The boys love scavenger hunts, so I thought we might do some ABC puzzles and an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt to go along with Dr. Seuss's ABC which is one of their favorite books right now.
These rhyming cards are from the $1 spot at Target, and rhyming easily goes along with Dr. Seuss. There are a few different suggestions on the parent cards. Elliott and I will probably also do some word building with word families.
You may remember that we recently acquired a large stack of Dr. Seuss books, so between these and the Seuss books we already owned, we have plenty of reading material this week! I have a few other ideas for activities and food, but I don't want to plan a lot. We are supposed to have fair weather again this week, and I would much rather take the kids outside for the afternoon!
You can now check out some of our Seuss Inspired Meals!
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