Making patterns with Dr. Seuss’s hat!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 23, 2011

in Activity Boxes, Dr. Seuss

On March 2nd, we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  We have a few ideas planned and a few activity boxes prepared as well.

This is our “Cat in the Hat” activity box. It is simply several laminated Dr. Seuss hats cut from red construction and a set of laminated strips of construction paper…

The children will be invited to place the laminated strips on the cat’s hat any way they wish.

A simple idea to extend the story into our play and a great way to promote a little patterning practice!

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1 Annette W February 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

I’ve been thinking a lot about patterns! I like this simile idea!

2 Stacie @AmazingMess February 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

Hi, Deborah! I was wondering if I can include a photo and link back to this for a compilation of Dr. Seuss activities I’m working on for my other blog?!!


3 Deborah J. Stewart February 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

Of course – that is never a problem:)

4 Stacie @AmazingMess February 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

I just wanted to make sure!!

Hope you’re having a great week! :)

5 Anne February 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

I love that you laminated them to do over and over again. I had my 3′s paint theirs as a pattern. We also used Styrofoam circles some red and some white to make patterns.

6 Deborah J. Stewart February 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

All terrific ideas!

7 Sandy February 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

Great idea!

8 Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids February 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I am always looking for ideas for patterning. Also enjoyed your post on organization. Thanks!

9 Deborah J. Stewart February 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Thank you Kristi!

10 Lorene February 27, 2011 at 12:22 am

Great idea! I will use it at this week’s Dr. Seuss day.

11 Deborah J. Stewart February 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

Thank you for stopping by Lorene!

12 cheryl golangco February 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

This is cute! And I love the pattern… I might try this out some time this week :) Thanks for sharing!

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