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March 2 marks the birthday of one of the most influential children’s author/illustrators in history! Theodor Seuss Geisel has helped many kiddos learn to read with his rhyming, colorful, rhythmic stories. Celebrating Dr. Seuss in March is a fun way to promote reading and to help make your library the center of your school!
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- Kindergarten: Read Dr. Seuss’s ABC , then rotate through stations with the puzzles and playing memory using the Cat in the Hat number flashcards.
- Second Grade: Read a short article about Dr. Seuss from Enchanted Learning and take notes on a notetaking page that I created.
- Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders: Play Dr. Seuss Trivia! This game is really fun for the older students because they have read so many of his books. I give the winning teams a prize from the bag (pencils, erasers, and bookmarks from Target).
- All Grades: Look at photographs of Theodor Seuss Geisel from World Book Online and World Almanac Kids as part of our Primary Source of the Week activity.
School Wide Activities
- Vote for favorite books by signing a page on the bulletin board above. Even the adults want to pick their favorites!
- Green Eggs and Ham is usually served in the cafeteria for lunch!
- Character dress up days are always a fun choice. When we do this, I like to offer a photo opportunity in the library.
- Use the Cat Cam app to take fun photos with Seuss characters and backgrounds. It’s fun to share those as a slide show on the big screen during check out times!
If you’d like to add a fun, engaging activity to your celebrations, try this Dr. Seuss Trivia Game! This exciting game in 3 rounds will have your students cooperating on teams to answer questions about some of Dr. Seuss’s most well known books. Take a look at the preview now!