Dr. Seuss Collage
It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Read one of his books (we picked Green Eggs and Ham) and then make a collage of one of his pages. This is a great way to practice cutting and gluing with young children. If you like this craft, check out our March Activity-A-Day calendar which includes many more reading and literacy activities in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday month.
What You’ll Need:
*Your favorite Dr. Seuss book
*Colored paper or old magazines
*Decide which page out of your book you will use for a collage. Pick out colored paper that matches the colors of the page. (Since Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are sometimes monochromatic, you can also use a variety of colors and give it your own twist!)
*If your children have basic cutting skills, they can now cut the colored paper or old magazines into small squares. They don’t have to be perfect, and if their hands get tired or they get frustrated with cutting, they can just tear the paper/magazines instead.
*Read the book together. Go back to the page you’ve picked and talk about what’s happening on that page.
*On the white paper, draw in pencil the basic outline of what you see on the page. (You may want to do this for your child.) Don’t worry about your art skills -- it’s the basic silhouette you want.
*Write a phrase from the book in dotted lines. Have your child trace the dotted lines to practice forming letters.
*Glue the pieces of colored paper/magazine onto the white paper to create the collage.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their collages we may post it to our site! firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) at Amazon.com
*Alice the Fairy book and craft from My Activity Maker
This activity can be found in the Book Club section of our site.