This Ten for Tuesday: Dr. Seuss-edition of Things That Go was completely inspired by this wonderfully cool Tot Car Game from the Quirky Mommas over at the Kids Activities Blog inspired by Oh the Places You'll Go. So, here we go - Dr. Seuss inspired things that go.
1. Of course, we start with READ sharing some top Dr. Seuss books that have things that go!
3. Create a Vehicle! Kitchen Counter Chronicles shared how Marvin K. Will You Please Go Now inspired her daughter to create her own mode of transportation for Marvin to go and engaged her daughter in so many ways -- encouraging writing, reading, drawing and, of course, lots of imagination. While Wild Thing and Caterpillar are too little to do much drawing (lots of scribbling, though!), I think I might try pipe cleaners perhaps with playdough for them to create their own vehicle for Marvin.
4. Upcycle Sleighs - At Christmas, we were inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas and created a sleigh from a milk jug. True to the quirky dog reindeer in the book, we made dino-deers to pull the sleigh. You could also make a sleigh for And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street and challenge your child to have the sleigh transform into other vehicles as well.
5. Measure it - I thought that this activity was particularly brilliant, especially for teaching little ones who love things that go about measurement and size. School Time Snippets shared several Dr. Seuss activities and one of them involved measuring the length of your foot (traced on paper and cut out) with cars -- what a fun way to use your favorite toys that go.
6. Relay Rally - Wild Thing right now is really into road rallies. I am planning to set up a Green Eggs Road Rally Relay with green eggs being balanced on spoons, as soon as the plastic eggs pop up at the dollar store. I know it will be a big hit -- photos, hopefully, coming soon!
7. Get Crafty! Make a Wump - I love this egg carton upcycle from Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Her wump rocks!
8. Imagine It - We have just started reading And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. Now as we walk to tot school or just for fun, we engage our imaginations that much more -- we look around and see what we see, then we add on and make it so much more! We might even make some imagination binoculars (from toilet paper rolls, of course) to use on our walks. You will be the first to see photos if we do!
|Wild Thing took this photo of a parade float and monster truck.|
10. Get Going! Pick a book, any book (does not have to be Seuss), read it and see what things in it go and then see what that inspires. It may be races in the front road, painting with cars, arrows and special routes, maps or so much more, but get out there and play.
Sharing at: The Children's Bookshelf, Tuesday Tots, Read.Explore.Learn, The Sunday Showcase, Mom's Library, It's Playtime, Artsy Play Wednesday.
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