I love Dr. Seuss! He is the rock star of the reading world. I could go on and on and on. (And I’m sure I will over the next few weeks!) In our house, and in my classroom when I was teaching, as soon as Valentine’s Day is over the countdown is on – to his birthday, of course!
In other online circles I am the Primary School Topic Editor at Suite101.com where I write about teaching strategies and lesson plans and fun stuff like that. Right now I am in the middle of a lesson for The Lorax [Random House, 1971] and have all things Seuss on the brain. (I’ve even been speaking in rhyme…)
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss [Random House, 1960]
Anyway, since I have Seuss on my mind I thought I’d share some of my favorite One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish activities with you all!
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Red Fish Blue Fish Math Patterns
So fun for preschool and kindergarteners! Use colored Goldfish crackers to teach kids about ABAB, AAB, ABB, and ABC math patterns. Demonstrate each pattern and have the kids continue it. The cool thing about doing this activity at home is that everyone can play. My 2 year old followed along with us while we were making the patterns together. Then, when the big kids were creating their own patterns, she sorted her fish into color piles.
Red Fish Blue Fish Jell-O Bowls
Swedish fish in blue Jello-O is a classic Dr. Seuss treat. Easy to make and full of sugar – sure to be a hit with the kids! (Especially mine who are always complaining they don’t get as many treats as their friends!)
Anything I’m missing? Leave the link in the comments. I’d love to add it to my Dr. Seuss Day Pinterest board!