Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our 7pm Dr. Seuss Date Week - The Lorax!

The very first book that I read with Dumpling which we both really liked was Hand hand fingers thumb. The rhyme was so catchy and the story, fun. (Hah!)

Dr. Seuss' stories are quite whimsical and in my opinion, not everyone's cup of tea. Dumpling and I like some of his titles though not all too. Lorax is one of those that has a storyline and the rhyme in it is great fun. With that, I decided to plunge head start into my Dr. Seuss week using this theme.

To save time, I downloaded a ready pack from 2 teaching mommies, I also created a mini extension pack for Dumpling to do since I intended to spread this over two days.

All ready!

The below is one of the activities from 2 Teaching Mommies and when Dumpling reached the last second row, she had a giggle fit. Lorax had a blue mustache. :)

In addition to the printables, I took the chance to discuss a bit of science - recyle, reuse and replanting. We also planted some vegetables in a ready packed kit given to Dumpling by her school last year and will be working with Dumpling on tracking the growth in a journal

The below is part of the extension mini pack I did for some rhyming and some literacy exercises

Day 2

Decided on more Math (and food) fun. The forest ground was a slice of banana chiffon cake and the mini marshmallows were the truffula tree tufts. Ha ha ha

Great for motor skill as she picked them / poked them with toothpicks

Math patterning which she was absolutely delighted with. Look how pretty the colours are :) Just like the story

I extended this at the very last minute this evening for more creative fun. The idea was to have Dumpling doodle and invent something she thinks can help Lorax to protect the trees. So she made this machine which in her words "have spikes all around to protect the Truffula trees from the enemies". :)

Edit: Here's a full Lorax eBook to share:

Lorax video to share:

Lorax will be hitting our big screen too! Here's a trailer!

Can you guess which title we will be working on next?

Theodor Seuss Geisel ( /ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone. (

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