This Lorax paper plate craft is simple enough for preschool kids, but fun enough for older kids to play with too. We love crafts that can inspire pretend play!
Dr. Seuss Paper Plate Craft
- orange paper plate
- yellow paper
- googly eyes
- popsicle stick
This paper plate craft is so easy to do. I drew and cut out a mustache and eyebrows for the Lorax. My preschooler traced the shapes and then cut out her own.
We glued the googly eyes, the mustache and the eyebrows to the plate and added a nose with a marker. Then we glued the popsicle stick to the back and were ready to play!
A note from Megan:
I love that Dr. Seuss has inspired so many to read and am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to experience it first hand. I had never really loved his book, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, until one of my high school students, who had struggled with reading his whole life, rapped it for the elementary school kids at their school celebration.
This big, cool high schooler spent days practicing and totally rocked his performance! That day not only fostered a love of reading in the little kids who were attending, it made him and the other kids in my class love and value reading as well. Needless to say There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! had a very special place in my heart.
But I have to say the more I’ve learned about Dr. Seuss the more complicated my feelings about his books became. His early racist ads are quite shocking if you haven’t seen them yet and as I have read more about him the more I realized the racist overtones of some of his books. I personally have made the decision to no longer write book activities for his books. As Maya Angelou says, when we know better, we can do better and it no longer feels right for me.
We have a large collections of his books and I am not getting rid of them. But I will be teaching my kids more about his past including the racist parts. It’s important to know our history and the impact it’s had on others. And it’s important to me as a blogger to share things with you I would use in my own classroom or family.