The Cat in the Hat Activity: Build the Hat
February 1, 2016 by Jenae – Trio Comments
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This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is exploring the beloved classic The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. I don’t know about you, but I am a massive Dr. Seuss fan. I love the playful rhyme and repetition within his stories! Even however they can be non-sensical at times, they are so much joy to read aloud! Be sure to check out all of our Dr. Seuss activities (and all the joy we have had).
For this month’s activity, we determined to do something that can be lightly differentiated for all ages and abilities: from toddlers to tweens! Whether you are working on patterning, capital and lowercase matching, word families, or even alphabetical order…you can lightly adapt this Cat in the Hat activity for your child’s current abilities and interests!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Small plastic containers, all the same size (we used Noosa containers)
-Small placeholders (we used some foam blocks I got in the Dollar Spot at Target)
-White Duct Gauze
Our family happens to be obsessed with Noosa yogurt (and I happen to have a problem hoarding plastic containers). Both of these came in handy for this activity. )
1. Use your hot glue gun to fasten the foam blocks to the center of each plastic container. This will ensure that the containers don’t stack as neatly and leaves enough room to see the crimson and white patterns.
Two. Link crimson and white duct gauze to the outside of each container. Make sure to have an equal number of crimson and white.
Trio. Let your toddler get commenced creating a pattern using the plastic containers.
Little Sister wasn’t too interested in creating a pattern…so we counted how many containers we could stack instead. Like I said, this is so effortless to differentiate. )
For Little Brother, I determined we would work on word families. I used a Sharpie to write rhyming words on the outside of each container and then had him stack the word families in separate «hats». )
Big Brother dreamed in on the joy too. )
Check out more joy Cat in the Hat activities here:
The Cat in the Hat Number Lines and Sequences. Rainy Day Mum
The Cat in the Hat Science. Toddler Approved
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