Are you gearing up to celebrate Read Across America on March 2nd? We are!
I love to decorate the library with pool noodle Truffula trees, and we read Doctor Seuss quotes all week on morning announcements. Here’s what we’ll be up to.
Dress like a Seuss Character Day
We like for everyone in the whole school to dress up like a Seuss character on March 2nd. Our teachers coordinate with grade level themes, dressing up as characters from the same Seuss book. You can get loads of costume ideas by searching “Seuss costumes” on Pinterest.
My library assistant and I have dressed up as Whos from Whoville and as Truffula trees. What should we be this year? We’ve got to decide SOON!
Read Around the School
For the last hour or so of the day, we read around the school. Classes partner up (an older class with a younger class), and the older students take the younger ones to different classrooms to hear teachers read picture books aloud. Each teacher decorates his or her door, and we celebrate reading as an entire school. I usually provide a favor like a Seuss bookmark or pencil for each student at the end of the day. It’s a fun celebration!
One Fish, Two Fish Estimation Station
One of the freebies in my TPT store is a One Fish, Two Fish estimation station. I fill a fish bowl with goldfish crackers, and students estimate how many crackers are in the bowl. The winner takes home all the crackers! You can grab this free download here. I’ll set this up as a library center the first week of March, and give the prize away at the end of the day on Friday.
You can get all the details on how I set up this center here.
Truffula Tree Bookmarks
We are creating Truffula tree bookmarks at a library center.
I covered the table with butcher paper, set out craft sticks, liquid glue, washable markers, and a basket of pom poms. Students can color stripes on a craft stick, then glue a pom pom on top, for the truffula fluff. You can grab the center sign right here; just download and print your copy! ***You will not be able to edit my original document. You will “make a copy” on your own Google Drive, then edit your copy.***
Seuss Puzzle Center
Target often has jigsaw puzzles featuring Dr. Seuss. This makes an easy peasy activity that will engage your students as they work together to complete the puzzle. You can learn more about my puzzle centers and get your own printable sign here.
Looking for More?
I’ve collected gobs of great ideas on my Seuss Sensations Pinterest board right here!
Please let us know in a comment what YOU do to celebrate Seuss and reading at your school!