30 Ways to Have Fun with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax

There is one author that no childhood would ever be the same without.  This author would be Dr. Seuss!  His creative mind has kept children reading for decades through the 44 books he's written!  February's Virtual Book Club Author is Dr. Seuss and we are so excited to bring you more than 20 Ideas to go along with his books! 

We're focusing on one special book called The Lorax by Dr. Seuss with our children.  We've been working on Acts of Kindness and I think this book ties right into those same goals. 


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Make your own Handprint Truffula Tree Forest



Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax
Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax


1. Start by using Water Colord to create the Sky and Ground

Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax
Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax


2. Handprint Truffla Tree by using yellow and black paint to create the stems of your trees with your finger only, no paint on the palm or thumb. 

Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax

Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax


3. Add the tops using DIY Stamps by attaching a foam sticker to a recycled lid. Just simply cut out the desired shape first then dip in paint and stamp.
  
drawing the Lorax inspired by Dr. Seuss


4. Draw your Own Lorax using this printable and video to learn how to make your own Lorax.
5.  Then attach your Lorax and words to your dry paper full of truffula trees.  

Handprint Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Seuss's Book The Lorax

We had so much fun making our own Truffula Trees and the Lorax.  We decided to print out the quotes from the book too to remind us of the important of making a difference.  We typed out "I am the Lorax.  I speak for the Trees." and "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot.  Nothing is going to get better, it's not."  by Dr. Seuss.  We talked about ways that we can care for our trees.  

Are you ready!  We're sharing different ways to explore The Lorax with Kids Crafts and Activities!  We've used our teacher and mama eyes to find you the best printables, learning activities, playtime fun, snacks, party Ideas, crafts and videos.  


30+ Lorax Themed Activities for Kids featured at The Educators' Spin On It

30+ Lorax Crafts and Activities  

Lorax Printables

Lorax Learning

Lorax Playtime

Lorax Snacktime

Lorax Party Ideas

Lorax Crafts

Lorax Videos


We'll leave you with a little video clip of Let It Grow with scenes from the movie The Lorax.  Look for for ideas for planting with kids coming this spring! 



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Dr. Seuss Activities and Resources


For more Dr. Seuss Ideas visit 10 Ways to Explore Dr. Seuss 

The More that you Read Quote form Dr. Seuss

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Here are a few of my favorite things to bring the magic of Dr. Seuss into your home! 
 


  


   

12 comments:

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

The Lorax is one of my son's favorite Dr. Seuss books. He would love making truffula trees with his handprints!

Sarah Winchell said...

I would love to share your post on my blog. There are so many great ideas.
I will wait to hear from you all!
Sarah
I Dream of First Grade

Sara Gaitan said...

Hi. I posted a link to my blog post and my thumbnail isn't showing up... Any idea as to why? (This is only my 2nd or 3rd time linking up anywhere, so I hope I did it right!)

My post is the one named "Happy Birthday To You, Dr. Seuss!"

Please let me know what went wrong and how I can fix it so that my thumbnail appears with my link.

Thanks!

Sara
Teaching Munchkins

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Sara I'm not sure why it's not showing up, are you able to delete it and just resubmit it? If not we can delete it, just let me know. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

We'd love for you to share a link of our post on your site, thanks for asking Sarah.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

It was a lot of fun, we talk about ways to use our hands to help protect the trees too so it was symbolic for her.

Raising a Happy Child said...

The Lorax is definitely one of my favorites! Your painting is wonderful - so cheerful. We'll see if we can fit something of Dr Seuss to participate in this link up.

Sara Gaitan said...

Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. I do not see a way for me to delete it and repost. If you can do so on your end, please let me know so that once you delete it, I can repost. Thanks!
And this Virtual Book Club idea is awesome! I love all the ideas that I have found this month and previous months! =)

Carolyn said...

Very innovative the way you made your Truffula trees. I think the kids would love making them also. They look so good.

Silver Salmon Fishing said...

Thanks for sharing these. Kids will surely enjoy these.

lollipop videos for kids said...

Great hub. I'm going to send this to my mom. She's taking care of my pre- school nieces this summer and they absolutely love to do craft projects. Thanks. Up and useful.

nancy john said...

Thank you! Our kids are having fun and learning new things . This looks like so much fun for them.

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