Did you know that March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) encourages you to participate in the second annual Read Across America and read with your child!
I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. I love sharing these with my children too. They were actually how my oldest started learning how to read! The easy rhyming books taught her the sounds of the letters through repetition. We need to instill in our kids a love of reading, so celebrate Dr. Seuss and participate in Reading Across America!
Here is a little craft we did to start getting the kids excited. During which, we talked about how fun reading is, but also how important it will be now and throughout their lives.
Here is what we used:
- White poster paper
- Construction paper (include red & blue)
- Pen or pencil
- Glue stick
First of all, have your child trace their foot.
Cut it out. Have them use this as a template to make four feet in all. One on red, one on blue and then two other colors.
Glue them in order of the Dr. Seuss rhyme: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.
Add some additional fish designs. My kids got really creative with a whale fish and rainbow gills down the side of the fish. They also included waves too.
Add the rhyme!
They were so proud of their work. I was too!