Bowling for Dr. Seuss Books
We had pictures of Dr. Seuss books we had read taped to bowling pins. The students had fun identifying and recalling what they had read as well as practicing their gross motor bowling skills.
Sensory Treasure Hunt
The kindergarten room in our school has a rice table. We borrowed it and added Dr. Seuss-themed things for the kids to search for. Our student teacher, Mrs. Draayer, made a fantastic treasure map that listed the Dr. Seuss books and the corresponding things to look for. We like to incorporate sensory activities when we can, and the kids had a blast digging through the rice.
Bean Bag Toss
For this center we had the students practice their underhand tossing while trying to get the bean bag into the hole past thing one and thing two. We had a lot of fun encouraging each other and of course taking turns.
It wouldn't be a party without food! For our snack center, we had the kids listen to directions to make a Dr. Seuss striped hat out of marshmallows. The students had to use strong hands to squish the marshmallows and then had to follow directions to make the different colored stripes. And, of course, they got to eat the snack!
The final center was set up as a photo booth in the reading corner. We used a striped backdrop, truffula tree inspired hanging poofs, and lots of Dr. Seuss props to make an interactive photo booth. The students (and their special guests) got to dress up with their favorite Dr. Seuss attire and get a picture taken. When they were finished with their photo opportunity, they could choose a Dr. Seuss book from our display to read with their special guest.