Craft - Truffula Trees Craft , Plant "Truffula Tree" and Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Craft
Books - The Lorax ; Mr. Brown Can Moo
Snack - Truffula Trees & Pink Ink Drink
Activity - Truffula Trees Dominos/Matching Game
Did you sign up for Read Across America to read The Lorax to your children or a group of children. It's not too late! You can still sign up! TODAY IS READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY! I have signed up to read to my son's little playdate and I also signed up to read to my daughter's kindergarten class. With both groups I will be reading The Lorax and planting Truffula Trees (aka tomato seeds - which this is the perfect time to grow those seedlings indoors.)
homemade play-doh recipes here.
This is a picture of our Truffula Trees snack. I made cupcakes (used food coloring to make them green and put in green liners) and put green icing and sprinkles on top. To make the Truffula Tree Tops I quickly rolled a large marshmallow in water and then rolled it in colored sugar sprinkles, then I stuck large pretzel rods (broken to varying sizes) in the marshmallow in order to create a trunk. I will serve these with some Pink Ink Drink (aka Pink Lemonade.)
My daughter helped me with cutting them out and them placing them on the clear contact paper to laminate them. I like to laminate these kinds of things to make them easier to play with more than once & prevent tearing and water damage. Below is a set of 20 Truffula Tree Dominoes.
To do the circle in the center, I used a large punch and wrote on them.
To do the body, just paint 4 fingers/thumb and do not paint the center finger.
Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!