Friday, February 24, 2012

Oobleck... and other seussy stuff you should know!




It's Friday!!!! WooHOO!!!!

I have been really prepping for next week's Dr. Seuss birthday celebration and Read Across America Seuss-tastic activities.
Here is a little preview.

THING 1 and THING 2 Bulletin Board
(well actually mine has 30 little "things" on it)


I made each "thing" out of red construction paper, the hair out of blue construction paper and pasted the students faces to personalize. Each "thing" is labeled 1-30(I have 30 students!)
To add a little spice I decided to rip up electric blue tissue paper and glue this all over the hair. It added a 3-D effect and gave the "Things" that Dr. Seuss look.


 Finally, I typed out a Dr. Seuss quote I really enjoy with a free Dr. Seuss font I found online.

A FREEBIE!
 I thought you might want to make some "things" of your own so I drew up a little FREE template like the one I used. Simply trace.Don't laugh at my template. I just drew it up free hand and scanned it. Hey better than nothing. How are you supposed to know how to make a THING!
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Next, my class will be making.....   
Simple Dr. Seuss paper plate face

I based mine off of one I saw on Pinterest awhile ago. I never pinned the original so I cant give credit to anyone, but thanks for the idea!
All you need is:
Paper plates
A hat template(I made my own template for the hat)  
3 red stripes ( I cut these from cardboard,but you could draw these too)
6 black whiskers( I cut these from construction paper as well)
3 triangles- 1 for the nose, 2 for eyes.
I drew on the mouth.
The entire thing took approximately 10 minutes to assemble. We will be hanging these in the hall.

FINALLY....The OOBLECK! 

For our main center on Friday, we have decided to make Oobleck. Oobleck is a strange green matter that falls from the sky in the Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
I found a recipe and I cant wait to get my hands on this green gook!

Why oobleck is COOL!

1. Oobleck is a solid and a liquid at the same time.
 2. If you make a ball and throw it up in the air, it loses shape and becomes flat in the air.  
3. Oobleck can be molded in a container and when taken out does not keep shape
4. If you fill a balloon with 0obleck, the air presses or forces the Oobleck back out.
5. When you leave Oobleck in the sun, the color evaporates, it turns hard like cement on the top and like jelly on the bottom. When heated this also happens and it is sticky.
6. Oobleck does not bounce.



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12 comments:

  1. I love your things! It's such a cute idea!
    Thanks for the template... it looks great!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  2. I just found your blog! Your Dr. Seuss activities are so cute!!!

    I am doing Dr.Seuss week next week! I would love for you to come by my blog and visit... ;)

    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  3. I am loving this post! What fun! I could teach Dr. Seuss all year long!

    Thank you for sharing! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  4. Thank you for the Cat in the Hat idea! I've just begun doing story time and craft time at our public library and I needed something quick and easy. And, I'm not very crafty! I really appreciate this and will be back often!

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  5. I have been looking for the oobleck recipe! Thanks! I saw your comment on my blog and I came over to check out your blog...great job! You have a lot of good ideas!

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  6. I am so glad that you found my blog because now I found yours... adorable! I am your newest follower :)

    Mary
    Adventures in Kindergarten

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  7. Okay so apparently my work has blocked the "follower" function. Really?! Is it inappropriate to follow people on blogs? Anyway, I will be doing it when I get home!

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  8. I love these Things. Thanks for the template. I was looking for something simple my kinders could do on their own. This seems perfect.
    www.learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com

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  9. thanks so much for the template! Looking for something like that! How did you get the Dr. Seuss font for the quote on the Things bulletin board?

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  10. I am your newest follower =) I bubble letter LOVE your blog!! I love all the great ideas!
    Check out my blog. www.skippersjungle.blogspot.com

    Marie

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  11. I love your ideas! So glad I came across your blog! I am also a Kindergarten teacher. May I ask what website you fond the free Dr. Seuss font from? Thanks!

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