Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simple Yertle the Turtle Activity

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's Birthday on March 2nd, I'm going to try to integrate at least one Seuss-themed activity into our play every day this week.  We started with Yertle the Turtle.

The story is about a ruling turtle who (literally) steps on the backs of his subjects to elevate his status until one of the proletariats overthrows him (like my puns?).  This activity was so ridiculously simple to set up that I finished preparing it before the girls were done chugging their cups of milk.  All you have to do is cut out a bunch of turtles from green (or blue) construction paper and label them with numbers (or letters).

The girls had to glue the turtles in a stack in the correct order.  Then they drew in eyes for the turtles as well as water for them to swim in.

Simple, educational, Seuss-inspired fun!

UPDATE: I was so inspired by how much my kids enjoyed early learning games that I created the La La Logic Critical Thinking Curriculum for 3-6 year olds, which includes online brain challenge games, printable worksheets, enrichment activities and more!

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