Math & Art with Dr. Seuss!

Posted on February 23, 2015 | By debbie

Debbie over a Rainbows Within Reach is always finding the coolest projects, lessons, and bulletin board ideas! If we're ever lacking for inspiration, her blog has become a fast favorite! Naturally, our search for fun Dr. Seuss themed projects had us skipping over to check it out!

My Favorite Suess Book...

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While Read Across America Week does focus on literacy, there are also loads of opportunities for learning accros different subjects! Check out this fun graphing activity! After reading several Seuss selections, students are invited to vote for their favorite book, creating a fun and colorful graph of the class' preferences!

As an extension, students can analyze the data 'collected' - i.e. tally up the number of votes for each column, determine which book had the greatest number of votes, compare the columns using greater than/less than statements, etc.

Green Eggs & Ham Abstracts

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We love some open-ended art fun! Inspired by Seuss' Green Eggs & Ham, students used plastic easter eggs as stamps. Simple, fun, and a great way to connect art and literature! Along with the plastic eggs, white art paper and green craft paint are all you need to round out the supply list for this project.

Ten Apples Up On Top Headband Craft

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For some fun reading, math, and crafting fun, here's a headband craftivity to go along with Seuss' Ten Apples Up On Top. Again, the craft is simple, but it creates a great opportunity for extended learning. Counting. One to one correspondence. Numeral writing. Fine motor skills. Not to mention, a fun wearable souvenier to remind them of what they learned!

About debbie

Debbie Clement has written and recorded over 100 original songs for children. She has created three traditional picture books as author/illustrator where her song's lyrics become the text of her book. She speaks around the country at conferences for teachers, librarians and parents on the significance of the Arts as they relate to early literacy and of course her favorite thing is to make school visits. She is the founder of the weekly Twitter chat at the hashtag #TeacherFriends, where she moder