Our PlayLearning theme this week was Dr. Seuss, inspired by the lovely Tiana at Two Cheeky Frogs.
The books we’ve read are: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (I muted it and read along), The Lorax (audiobook)
The movies we watched were: The Lorax, and Youtube has been most helpful with movies too, such as: Green Eggs And Ham, The Cat in The Hat, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (awesome drawing art)
We only did two craft activities this week, The Lorax mask and a scenic Truffula Tree picture:
Our Lorax mask is pretty easy to figure out instructions for. You will need:
- A paper plate
- Orange crayons, pencils or chalk
- Yellow paper
Again a simple craft, for the Truffula Tree we needed:
- Blue paper for the sky
- Green paper for the hills
- Pompoms for the treetops
- Embroidery thread for the tree stumps
Dr Suess books lend themselves really well to food related snacks, it seems, and we took full advantage, enjoying tasty foods.
Cat in the Hat Yoghurt
Layer pureed or mashed strawberries with coconut flavoured yoghurt and top with crushed meringue. Ameli thought it was delicious.
Marshmallow Truffalo Trees
Stake marshmallows on chop sticks, skewers or lollipop sticks,
Dip in liquidised strawberries
Roll in crushed meringues
Green Eggs And Ham
Prepare pasta according to manufacturers instructions.
Stir in cream cheese or other sauce and sliced proscuitto or other ham. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.
Boil the eggs, and cool.
Scoop out the yolk. Add a pinch of paprika and salt, and blend well. While you can add green food colouring, use a tablespoon of pureed spinach for the green colouring.
Using a piping bag, pipe the mixture back into the egg.
Dish up the ham pasta, and top with the green egg.
Cat In The Hat Fruit
A simple activity for toddlers, great for introducing knife skills.
Slice banana and strawberries, and alternate onto skewers. Strictly speaking, it should be red, white, red, white, red, white, but whose checking 😉
Our Dr Seuss Week was fabulous. We hope you like our ideas!