Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our 7pm Dr. Seuss Date Week - Green Eggs and Ham

Our second Dr. Seuss book resulted in some sore toes (mine), loads of green playdoh bits on fingers and clothes (hers) and green bean soup in tummies (including the dogs).

This is Dumpling and my favourite title so far. I love the easy rhythm to the story with the rhyming words while Dumpling loves Sam's funny antics Sam. Its such a simple story but from a literature-based home learning front, there's so much to discuss:

1) Being adventurous / less picky on food
2) Being polite
3) Patience
4) Perserverance

I found a great guide here which is a sample lesson from a scholastic book. It was a great resource for us as we discussed about eggs and the storyline. For those of you who are adventurous with food, here's a link to some recipes. :)

Addiitionally, The Pizza Hut BOOK It! Program in America also featured this book with loads and loads of free printables. The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza. BOOK IT! is simple for the teacher to use, flexible because goals match reading ability, and fun because achieving a goal is a great reason to celebrate. BOOK IT! was created in 1985 and currently reaches over 10 million students annually in America.

BOOK IT! runs every school year from October through March. The teacher sets a reading goal for each child in the class. A tracking chart and reproducibles are included to make it that much easier. As soon as a child meets the monthly reading goal, the teacher gives him or her a Reading Award Certificate.
For Feb/March, Pizza Hut had Tim Tebow a famous quarterback, who suffered from dyslexia, read his favourite title - Green Eggs and Ham. To thank Tim Tebow for his participation, Pizza Hut also made a donation to the Tim Tebow foundation.

Most of the printables here were from BOOK It!

Edit: Here's another link where to quite a few of Green Eggs and Ham resources.

This is the main page on Apples4teacher on other Dr. Seuss resources. Homeschool share also has Printables on various titles from Dr. Seuss and you can view them here.


Dumpling working on and "checking" on her maze

Story sequencing from the Pizza Hut Book It! Program

This was one title where we did more discussion and played with loads of playdoh

Tada! Her version of Green Eggs and Ham with a bit of help from mum :)

I suffered from sore toes after playing this game with Dumpling as she was very competitive and kept bumping into me. This rule of this game is the players are waiters and someone would read out the customer's orders (yellow goat ordered a blue banana) and we would have to search for the items and then place the right order on their plate. The faster player gets a coin. So you can imagine how rowdy this game got after a while. I do not have any photos of us playing since I was one of the players. Ha!

We finished off this 2-day session with the cartoon. I bought this compilation of cartoons from Amazon which has 4 titles: The Cat in the Hat (which my next post will be on), The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham & The Grinch grinches Cat in the Hat.

You can also watch the clip here:

I personally thought that this literacy program by Pizza Hut is a wonderful wonderful idea and I wish that the Pizza Hut here could do something like this too. Being a family diner, not only is this great publicity for Pizza Hut to encourage family activity but this also encourages early literacy through school and also family bonding from reading together. I am definitely contacting Pizza Hut here on this. Watch this space! :)


  1. Found you from the Singapore mom bloggers facebook page. I love Dr Seuss too and since I havent seem to find a preschool for my girl and am forced to homeschool her, I guess I'm an 'accidental' part-time homeschooling mom too.. Haha

  2. lol! Hi Madeline, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Dr. Seuss just spins such whimsical tales that my girl and I cannot resist reading them. We love laughing at the silliness of some of them too. :) Please visit again and I will be visiting yours too!

    Oh, we have a homelearning group on FB in case you would like to join - Homelearning Fun

  3. Interesting stuffs you did with your girl. I just read Green eggs and ham with my girl too and she loves Dr Seuss book very much. Gotta try some of the activities too! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Hi Dee,

    Welcome to my humble blog! You are so good with your site - you shifted to having your own domain right? I love the way your site is being organised and the sharing in there too. Will follow more often! :)


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