Friday, March 2, 2012
Fun Friday with Dr. Suess
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Suess...you have taken millions of children on fabulous adventures in their imaginations. I have always loved Dr. Suess and we have quite the collection. When my son was first born, the first books I read to him were "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" and "If I Ran the Zoo." As he got older(like 6 months old) he would just stare at the brightly colored pages and amazing characters. Recently he has wanted to watch "Horton Hears a Who" every day...he laughs and giggles at Horton.
"If you want to pronounce the name the way his family did, say Zoice,not Soose. Seuss is a Bavarian name, and was his mother’s maiden name: Henrietta Seuss’s parents emigrated from Bavaria (part of modern-day Germany) in the nineteenth century. Seuss was also his middle name.
People often asked Dr. Seuss how he, a childless person, could write so well for children. His standard response: “You make ’em. I’ll amuse ’em.” Geisel wrote his first children’s book in the same year that him and his wife Helen learned she could not have children."This was all taken from his biography on a wonderful site, Suessville.
So in celebration of his birthday today...let's make some crafts!
THING 1 AND 2 MADE OUT OF HAND PRINTS from Stuff by Ash.
Light blue paint
Foam paint brush
Paint your fingers and the outside of your palm light blue.
Press down on paper. Trying to center it side to side, better than I did!
Paint peach on the inside of you palm, slightly overlapping the blue from before. Add a little more blue to your fingers if it has dried.
Press down firmly, trying to line up the tips of your fingers from before, but shifting position of fingers from previous print to fill thing blanks a little bit.
Dab a little paint on your finger for a neck. After the paint has dried add details with a Sharpie. Don’t forget the little white circle on the shirt.
CAT IN THE HAT POP UP HATS from Toilet Paper Rolls also from Stuff by Ash. Please go to her blog page for all of the instructions and materials.
OUR FAMILY FOOT BOOK from Mom Endeavors
–card stock, tempera (washable) paint, paintbrush, marker, stapler and/or glue, and feet!
Here is an example of a story you could use for your book:
One foot, Two feet
Red foot, Blue feet
Left foot, Right foot
A foot that is BIG, a foot that is small,
Daddy’s foot is the biggest foot of us all!
Feet. feet. feet.
Our family’s feet are pretty neat!
More family crafts here! or check out Suessville...it if filled with all things Suess!
What is your favorite Dr. Suess book?