"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" - Dr. Seuss Inspired Ideas

Dr. Seuss Oh The Places You'll Go Cover Page
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Kick off your Dr. Seuss festivities this year with a focus on the ever-popular and inspiring read, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!". Erin over at Eberhart's Explorers put together a few ideas your kiddos are sure to love!

"Oh, the Places You'll Go" Brainstorm

Before you attempt to start your brainstorm session, gather your kiddos together to read the classic book by Dr. Seuss. After you've finished reading, talk about all the places your students (and you, of couse!) would love to go. PS - we loved Erin's idea of asking her students to wear a T-shirt from a trip they took for inspiration! What a great way to get your students talking!

As you come up with places you'd like to visit, have your students help you brainstorm how you would get to each place. In Erin's example below, her class discussed ways to travel by land, water, and air.

Brainstorm for Oh, The Places You'll Go
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Hot Air Balloon Craft

Materials You'll Need:

Red and Brown construction paper

White paint

Paint brushes

Brown pipe cleaners



Students photos

Step 1: You will need a picture (head shot) of esch student before you begin. Make sure to do this several days in advance so you have time to get them developed!

Step 2: Provide each student with a hot air balloon shape that you have pre-traced onto red construction paper, along with a small rectangle traced onto brown construction paper. Have your students cut out their shapes.

Step 3: Next, have your students paint white lines across their red hot air balloon (in keeping with the Dr. Seuss theme of course!).

Step 4: Once the paint is dry, assist the students with stapling their picture to the hot air balloon 'basket'. Finish it up by stapling brown pipe cleaners to connect the balloon to the basket on each side. Voila! Hang the super cute balloons around your classroom ceiling to decorate for your Dr. Seuss festivities (all you will need is yarn and a box of paper clips).

Hot Air Balloon Decoration for Dr. Seuss Week
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Be sure to spend some time checking out ALL the great ideas Erin's site has to offer!