March 03, 2014

Dr. Seuss Activity Roundup

ideas for celebrating Dr. Seuss in your speech room

March 2nd was Dr. Seuss' birthday, and schools all around are celebrating! Here's a quick round-up of activity ideas you can implement in your speech room as you celebrate the literary genius of Dr. Seuss. Thanks to all of these generous bloggers for sharing their ideas.

First up, from yours truly, the activities we did last year:

We had fun tossing our artic cards into the Cat's hat. Click here to read how I made this.

After reading There's a Wocket in My Pocket, we created our own speech pockets to store practice words in. You can read more here.

You can't celebrate Dr. Seuss without talking about green eggs! This is a synonyms/antonyms matching activity which is available here.

This was my favorite activity last year! Those little preschool hands are so adorable, and their creativity blew me away! We wrote our target speech words on the 'fins'. Read more here.

I cannot take credit for this idea, but a teacher I worked with last year made these truffula tree pencils for her students! Find out more here.

Now for some fabulous ideas that others shared!

The fantastic Jenn from Crazy Speech World has shared wonderful ideas in the past, including a list of words from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish sorted by speech phonemes, striped hat articulation words, and felt board pieces. Click here to read more about these ideas from Crazy Speech World.

You will also not want to miss this adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 craftivity from Crazy Speech World. Too cute!

Super Power Speech created a couple AMAZING poems to help celebrate Dr. Seuss. You better click over and read both of them!

How about some healthy treats? Check out these edible Cat in the Hat snacks shared from Speech Language Pirates (scroll to bottom of post) (via Cooking Up Good Speech).

Check out this cute Cat in the Hat craft shared by Speech Language Pirates (scroll down to bottom of post). This activity would be great for following directions, describing words, requesting, and writing speech targets on the stripes. #mustdo

Busy Bee Speech wrote about the fun activities she did in her speech room last year. I am in love with her "Cat who eats everything" and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish fishbowl craft! Click here to read more about how she made them.

After completing all these fun activities, you're going to want a snack. How about making Truffula Trees?! Cooking Up Good Speech shared this fun and tasty activity on her blog. Eeek, they look so awesome!

If you follow PediaStaff on Instagram (you really should - tons of great posts!), you know they have been posting a lot of wonderful Dr. Seuss themed activities lately. Be sure to check them out on Instagram and Pinterest!

Finally, I leave you with a little humor. I cannot take credit for this wonderful poem, but I love it!

IEPs (in the style of Dr. Seuss)

Do you like these IEPs?

I do not like these IEPs
I do not like them, Jeeze Louise
We test, we check
We plan, we meet
But nothing ever seems complete.

Would you, could you
Like the form?

I do not like the form I see
Not page 1, not 2, or 3
Another change
A brand new box
I think we all
Have lost our rocks.

Could you all meet here or there?

We could not all meet here or there.
We cannot all fit anywhere.
Not in a room
Not in the hall
There seems to be no space at all.

Would you, could you meet again?

I cannot meet again next week
No lunch, no prep
Please hear me speak.
No, not at dusk. No, not at dawn
at 5 pm I should be gone.

Could you hear while all speak out?
Would you write the words they spout?

I could not hear, I would not write
This does not need to be a fight.
Sign here, date there,
Mark this, check that
Beware the students ad-vo-cat(e).

You do not like them
So you say
Try again! Try again!
And you may.

If you will let me be,
I will try again
You will see.


I almost like these IEPs
I think I'll write 6003.
And I will practice day and night
Until they say
"You've got it right!"

If you have more Seuss-tastic activity ideas, please share them in the comments and I'll make sure to add them to the post.

Abby learned to read with Dr. Seuss' ABCs.

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