Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Read Across America 2017

While planning for a week of fun, I was super excited to receive an Email from Party City allowing me to pick out some AMAZING goodies for my class.  So of course, I want to share with y'all what we did to celebrate Dr. Seuss!  Party City wants teachers to celebrate the 113th birthday of America’s favorite author, Dr. Seuss and the “Hat’s Off to Reading” campaign.

Party City’s Party Kits are an easy and stress-free way for busy teachers and parents to put together a Dr. Seuss celebration!  From decorations and serveware featuring all your favorite characters, to costumes and accessories (including the iconic red and white hat)--Don’t just throw a party, Throw a Party City Dr. Seuss Party

I chose a variety of goodies to celebrate Dr. Seuss! First, we decorated the room.







We wanted our kids to be super excited for the week and these decorations were perfect! I also have tons of characters from Kohl's and we put those everywhere too! 

I set up a table with all of our snack goodies for the day. We used each of these for a learning activity.


We read One Fish, Two Fish... and then we graphed rainbow Goldfish.  We were able to sort, count and compare with this fun activity! 


Next up we read The Cat in the Hat.  We labeled the Cat and then made his hat using Red Gummy Savers, Oreos, and Icing.   Next up, we read Green Eggs and Ham and used a sugar cookie, icing and green m&ms to make Green Eggs.


We added some Chocolate Teddy Grahams for Brown Bar-ba-loots and some colorful marshmallows for Truffula Tufts and the students snacked while we watched the Lorax.





And then we made mustaches because...who doesn't love a mustache! :) 


We also played Seuss-O using Swedish Fish as our counters.


And we made a photo booth with a bulletin board paper as our green screen.  I downloaded the Green Screen Wizard App to make fun pics with our kids using the photo booth props from Party City! 


We gave our kiddos tattoos, which they loved! 




We finished up with a bag of amazing goodies for all of our kids! Every child also received a Cat in the Hat headband so we could all be dressed up for character day! 


I had as much fun as the kids with the props and headbands! 


I saved the props and decor for next year so I can use them again and replace the serveware items.  A special thank you to Party City for making our week extra fun! 

Some of my blogger friends also received Dr Seuss Materials...check out how they used theirs here:




So, how did you Celebrate Read Across America? 
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