Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We had our 4th annual Dr. Seuss play date at the library this past Thursday, and it was just as fun as always! I had searched the web for a few weeks trying to find some great crafts that we had not done before, and that didn't involve paint (not allowed in the library), and you know, that is harder than you would think. We usually buy pre-made hats for the kids at the local teacher store, but I had a tooth pulled and 2 sick kids earlier in the week that prevented me from heading out to any stores. Now with the dilemma at hand, I thought about how we could make hats for the kids. Light bulb, just like our heart hats from the Valentine's day party, we can make them out of paper plates! Easy! I just cut the hat shape out of the plates, and all the kids had to do was color the red stripes. They all had a great time making those.

We also made Lorax mustaches inspired by this post, but instead of making felt ones, I had the kids cut out construction paper mustaches and glue them onto Popsicle sticks.

We then moved on to Ten Apples Up on Top! I was inspired by this post by LitLad, but had to figure out what to do without paint. I have a large circle punch, so I just punched out green and red circles for the kids to glue on top of a picture they drew of themselves. It was so much fun to see the different versions of themselves they came up with!

And last we came to Put me in the Zoo. I found a great printable here at Little Wonders.  They used foam circles, but I didn't have any, so I just used regular construction paper in all different shapes and let the kids go to town with their spots!

Overall, it was a fun, busy, hectic at times day. We had all sorts of fun colorful snacks as well. 


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