Like bazillions of other libraries across the nation, we throwing an All-Day Seuss Day! The celebration includes, hourly Seuss readings by volunteers, crafts, ending in a big birthday bash weird Seuss-themed snacks, crafts, and games.
I will post a full description of the event soon, but for Flannel Friday, I offer these two activities:
I love “life-sized game” programs. They’re a great way to develop high-energy fun that get kids thinking on their feet. And when you get down to it, they don’t require an unreasonable amount preparation. Board games developers have don’t have already done the hardest (in my opinion–nearly impossible) part already. They’ve made the materials, written the rules, tested (and retested) the gameplay, packaged, and sold the dang things. Trust me, if you enjoy a game on the small board, there’s a way to blow it up, and make it larger (or at least as-large-as) life.
So I knew that we’d have fun playing a life-sized version. Basically, you get a bunch of silly objects (you may recognize them from the book) and 3 sets of cards: Red 1’s, Blue 2’s, and Yellow 3’s. You spread them out on the ground. Then each kid picks one of each. When they turn the cards over and put them in 1-2-3 order, they have a silly challenge. Like what, you ask? Like this:
Easy, silly, and fun!
To be honest, the Life-sized version wasn’t that hard to make. I blew up the game cards on my library’s magical BookScan Station
(BTW: Does your library have one of these? They’re AMAZING!!!!)
I made 6 sets of I Can Do That! Kits:
We had at half of the objects laying around, the books were weeded from the collection, the dresses were donated by my lovely co-workers, and the rest purchased at the dollar store.
Anyway we had a lot of fun. I’d do this LSG again in a heart beat.
2) Roll-a-Die, Build-a-Lorax
You may recognize this from the Flannel Friday Archive on Pinterest. I made the die using a set of early literacy work cubes we have in our early literacy center. They have interchangeable 3.5×3.5 inch vinyl sleeves so you can switch the activities in and out.
Anyway, I’m a Saturday librarian tomorrow, so I’m heading to bed.
Katie is hosting the #FFRU this week.