a fun craftivity to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday
Today we did another activity to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday: Cat in the Hat Masks! These are so fun to make and turn out really well. Read on to make your own.
You will need red and white construction paper, white paper plates, scissors, glue, and a stapler. First, cut the center out of your paper plate. Then, cut the red and white construction paper into 1 1/2" strips. For each hat you will need one 1 1/2" x 9" strip of red construction paper, and two each of 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips of red and white paper. I had all these prepped ahead of time for my students. Oh, one other thing: a piece of red cardstock (I just cut a regular letter-size piece of cardstock into 4 quarters).
First, line up your smaller red and white strips, then glue the large red square over the strips. This helps them stand upright on the mask.
Next, glue the large red strip to the bottom of the hat.
Staple the finished hat onto the paper plate. I also had red bows precut for my students (or cut them as they were assembling the hat). We used a marker to draw on whiskers, glued on the bowtie, and we were done!
This was a great activity for following directions, patterning, making requests, using describing words, and we even wrote target speech words on the stripes of some of our hats! Have fun with these!
In case you missed it: check out yesterday's roundup of Dr. Seuss activities here.
Abby thinks all cats should wear hats.