Dr. Seuss – Week 5 (with results)

Hey hey everyone!  Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend!  We’ve had a crazy week here, and Missy has been out of commission recovering from surgery for most of it.  This will be a bare-bones post until Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning when she can get back and fill in all the details.  We just wanted to show you all the great Dr. Seuss projects we’ve got for you this week.


Craft #1 – Advent Calender – Chica & Jo

We love everything Christmas and can never wait for it to arrive.  One of our favorite ways to bide our time and know exactly how much longer we have is with an Advent calendar. We knew we had to use the Dr. Seuss inspiration point to create a How the Grinch Stole Christmas Advent calendar.

With this calendar, you get a present and part of the story each day.  By the time you reach the last day, the Grinch’s heart has swelled three times its size and he is celebrating with all the Whos.

You can take this idea and customize it to your favorite Christmas story.  We think A Charlie Brown Christmas would be really cute as well!

Craft #2 – Dr. Seuss Flash Cards – Made by Heidi

“Big A, Little A… what begins with A?” Remember that awesome book? Well, it was my inspiration for these little flash cards! Needless to say, I spent countless hours glued to my computer screen! but is was sooo worth it, aren’t they soooo cute? I even made a “Cat in the Hat” felt carrying case.

There is a flash card for every letter in the alphabet. The cards measure 4 3/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches. My favorite part is the awesome word collage that  I made for the back of each card. Let’s just say my kids are already addicted!

Craft #3 – Rainy Day Play Tent – KoJo Designs

The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.

I sat there with Sally, we sat there, we two.
And I said, “How I wish we had something to do!”

Too wet to go out and too cold to play ball.
So we sat in the house. We did nothing at all.

So all we could do was to sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!
And we did not like it. Not one little bit.
-Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss

With winter approaching and the majority of our playtime moving from the backyard indoors, adding this Rainy Day Play Tent to our playroom was just the ticket to fending off both, “Mo-om, I’m bor-ed” whines and disastrous Cat in the Hat-esque messes.

This tent is big enough for several little friends as well as a pile of books, a couple of pillows, and even a stuffed Fox in Sox- the magical solution to the rainy (or snowy!) day blues.

To add to the list of Fabulous Tent Features, the hanging awning can either function as a grand entrance or be rolled up to implement an always-open-door policy. Additionally, the construction was inexpensive (like, less than $20.00 inexpensive) and surprisingly simple, helping to chase away my Impending Winter Blues, at least for a little while. Indeed, the sheer delight this tent brings to kids and parents alike is reason enough to make one before winter!

Craft #4 – Whimsical Canvases – Kailyns Bit of Sunshine

One of my favorite things about Dr. Seuss is his whimsical use of words and his very odd, warped sense of humor. I just love him. I can relate with him. So, how can you not love someone who says, and I quote  “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

I have always loved quoting his quirky little sayings. So it was simple to come up with and surprisingly easy to execute. I took four 8×11 canvases. I painted a simple Dr. Seuss background and then added my favorite quote to each. I painted the top,bottom and sides in a whimsical ” Cat in the hat “. Red and white stripes.

Thank you Dr. Seuss for your outlook on life and for countless hours of entertaining reading and watching.

Craft #5 – Activity Blocks – Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition

Check out these awesome Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks – way fun!!  My kids have LOVED them – all ages can find fun things to learn and do with them.

The blocks have 6 sides so there are 6 different activities:
Word Game – using “fox in socks” arrange these blocks to create lots of fun and crazy rhyme sentences.
Puzzle – even older kids enjoy the puzzle – it can be tricky because the blocks rotate so you have to figure which way is up.
Look Alike – match pictures that look alike – one is odd man out.
Color Naming – perfect for younger kids – name colors, have them find them, let them name colors – even “rainbow” is included.
Counting Fish – one fish two fish – find the blocks with specific numbers of fish, group them in “less than” “greater than” and many other fun things can be done with this side.
Body Parts Mix-up – head-body-feet of three “things” – match them all up, or have fun mixing them up.

I really enjoy these Activity Blocks – they are a new go-to if I need to bring something to entertain all my children, because they offer something for everyone.  This craft is thrifty and easy, so I would love to make some sets for gifts to give to family/friends and also for teacher gifts – these are perfect to have in the classroom.

Craft #6 – Fleece Fish Hats – Nikki @ LilyBug Designs

I was inspired by Dr. Suess’s book, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.  These fun fish hats are exactly what your little one needs for the cold weather.  They are bright and colorful and you will always be able to find them if you are out on the ski slopes.  They are constructed out of fleece and guaranteed to keep your head warm.

One Fish……

Two Fish…….
Red Fish, Blue Fish……

This one has a little car.

What a lot of fish there are!

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Comments

  1. Rebecca says

    I think it’s going to be close this week, I had such a hard time picking just one project to vote for!

  2. Shanna says

    I am not quite sure how to explain it, I love Dr. Seuss, when I stopped by today and saw the title my heart started pounding a speedy beat and I am grinning ear to ear! I love ALL of the crafts, I want tutes for them allllllll :) thanks sooo much great job this round everyone!!

  3. Kelli Wood says

    ok i love all of these!! i am doing a dr.suess babyshower in january!! i would love for whoever made the activities blocks to contact me i would love to order these!!

  4. says

    I agree with everyone. This was the first week it was not clear to me which was my favorite. They are all adorable. Can we have tutorials for all of them? Pretty please? :)

  5. says

    WOW! I’m amazed. I search online for blogs mentioning Seuss but haven’t seen any of these yet. I love the creativity and unique ideas of all of them. For the holidays I want to try the Grinch advent calendar, @TauniTweets told me Target has a ton a Grinch stuff in the dollar bins right now. Any crafters featured on this Seuss challenge or any other bloggers who have posted a Dr. Seuss Theme, please come Link them up at my blog: http://www.obSEUSSed.com. I’m just getting started but want a central place for all Dr. Seuss projects to be featured and kept up as a resource page. These would all be great to add. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Megan says

    Okay I am DYING to make that Rainy Day Tent!!!! I would looooooove to have a tutorial for that one!

  7. Rachel says

    I sooooo want to make the rainy day tent!!!!! and the advent calender! phulleeeeeeese!!!! I love them!

  8. Sharon says

    Is there a patteren and instructions for the Dr. Suess calendar…I love it and would like to try and make it.

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