Making patterns with Dr. Seuss’s hat!

Making patterns with Dr. Seuss’s hat!

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!


  • Annette W Posted February 24, 2011 9:02 am

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

  • Stacie @AmazingMess Posted February 24, 2011 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?!!


    • Deborah J. Stewart Posted February 24, 2011 10:37 am

      Of course – that is never a problem:)

      • Stacie @AmazingMess Posted February 24, 2011 11:54 am

        I just wanted to make sure!!

        Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  • Anne Posted February 25, 2011 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.

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

      All terrific ideas!

  • Sandy Posted February 25, 2011 10:22 am

    Great idea!

  • Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids Posted February 26, 2011 2:49 pm

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

    • Deborah J. Stewart Posted February 26, 2011 8:48 pm

      Thank you Kristi!

  • Lorene Posted February 27, 2011 12:22 am

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

    • Deborah J. Stewart Posted February 27, 2011 10:40 am

      Thank you for stopping by Lorene!

  • cheryl golangco Posted February 27, 2011 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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