Every year on March 2, children, parents, and teachers across the nation celebrate Read Across America Day. This annual holiday celebrates the birthday of one of the world's favorite children's book author, Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day is an amazing opportunity for students to gather together and read fantastic stories, encouraging literacy and community building.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' literary legacy, consider incorporating these fun, simple activities into the classroom to encourage fine motor skill development, counting, matching, writing, and letter identification.
Green Eggs Match-Up
This exciting matching game celebrates the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham. Children can match the egg halves, identify and count the numbers, and develop fine motor skills by pulling apart and reconnecting the eggs. Counting and matching have never been so fun!
The timeless counting and rhyming book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish comes to life with this fish sorting game. Cut out paper "pond" shapes for students to place pompom "fish" into each pond using Easy-Grip Tweezers. This easy to make, no mess activity encourages fine motor development, sorting skills, and color recognition.
ABCs In Cream
For a fun-filled ABCs themed activity, have children draw and write letters, words, and shapes in the creamy canvas. This is a fantastic activity is wonderful for encouraging pre-writing skills and alphabet awareness in children.