Get involved! NEA’s (National Education Association) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd-Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together children and books, and you can too!
Self Help Inc. CFCE encourages you to read to your child EVERY DAY! Whether it be for 10-15 minutes before bed or something as simple as reading street signs or a recipe with your child.
Join our READ ACROSS AMERICA project by reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!– by Dr. Seuss. Or read another Dr. Seuss book of your choice! Then try one or more of our related activities below.
After completing some of the activities below, fill out our PARENT SURVEY BY APRIL 3RD and receive a certificate, stickers and a bookmark!
The FIRST 10 CHILDREN will also receive a FREE Book. All will receive a certificate, stickers and a bookmark! Click Here for the Parent Survey
ACTIVITIES To Try At Home
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Activities
My Bucket List
Draw an outline of a bucket as the picture shows. Let the children color the bucket and add places where they would like to go. It can be as simple as to the park, zoo, playground, friend’s house, etc.
Click Here for Oh, the Words You’ll Find Word Search
MAKE IT COUNT
Click Here for the Make It Count Worksheet
The Places We Go
Have your child make a list of places you can go by land, water and air. Like the one on the right. Let them also draw pictures of themselves on the different modes of transportation.
Additional Dr. Seuss Activities
HORTON HEARS A WHO!
Click Here for activity page
SEUSS LITERACY IDEA
Materials: Plastic Easter Eggs and Black Sharpie. Child can turn the eggs to make different words.
SEUSS ART ACTIVITY
After reading the book “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss make this fishy art project by tracing your child’s hand and having them cut it out and glue it to paper. Your child can then add fish details. You or your child can write the corresponding fish name next to the cutout.
DR SEUSS SNACK
Great fine motor activity! Children can cut banana with a plastic knife and then poke food on skewer!
For additional activities check out the Dr. Seuss or pinterest website below!
Dr. Seuss Website (tons of games and activities): http://www.seussville.com
NEA Resources for Parents: http://www.nea.org/grants/13026.htm
Reading Rockets: http://www.readingrockets.org/
Between the Lions: http://pbskids.org/lions/
TIPS FOR READING ALOUD FOR PARENTS
CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT! (Great handout for teachers to send home!)