We're gearing up for Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2) around here!
Over the weekend, the kids and I made a Dr. Seuss inspired city using found objects around the house.
Here's how we did it!
We started by looking through Seuss books for inspiration...
and also started collecting "building materials". We raided the recycling bin and found objects around the house.
We noticed a trend in the books and decided to choose one primary color for our city. Monochromatic was our word for the day and blue was decided as our color.
We painted some of the objects and covered the rest with blue paper. Glue and tape were used to stick everything together.
Viola! A Dr. Seuss inspired city was created.
Many, many years ago when I was student teaching, my sponsoring teacher gave me this idea to do with 5th graders. However, this project can be adapted and be made harder or easier for all ages of kids. An easier version for younger kids is to make one Dr. Seuss building or house. Get creative and see what the kids can come up with - you'll be surprised!
(For extra credit - ask the kids to tell a story about what type of people live in this city!)
Have FUN with it!
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