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The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, is one of my students' favorite stories.
With that in mind I designed “Shapin’ Up With The Lorax”, which is a quick, easy and fun craftivity, with a variety of game options.
There's also an emergent reader, which practices capitalization and end punctuation too.
I've included samples of the booklet in the PREVIEW.
I’ve provided both 2D shapes as well as the four, 3D ones.
Make a set to use for a bulletin board display.
Make an extra set; cut them in half, and use as puzzles for an independent math center and an interesting way to review symmetry.
Play 4-Corner FREEZE; a game that practices a variety of life skills, like listening and following directions, as well as the 2D/3D shape vocabulary, plus recognition, and counting backwards from 10 to 0.
My kiddos absolutely LOVE this game.
Easy-peasy for me, and only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect for the end of the day. I’ve included directions in the packet.
You can also use the Lorax shapes as big flashcards. Hold one up.
Children call out what shape it is, along with its attributes, like the number of vertices.
Play “Who’s Missing?” Display a set on the wall. After children leave, take one away. In the morning, children guess which one is missing.
I’ve also included a 2-on-a-one-page template, so children can pick their favorite shape and create their own Lorax.
There are 2 mustache options: “I ‘mustache’ you a question. What shape am I?” is written on one, the other is blank.
For a cute keepsake idea, students can use their hand prints as the mustache, and add accordion-folded legs and arms. (Super fine motor practice!)
Have older students write attributes on the back.
The Lorax is also an appropriate story to read for Earth Day, then follow up with this craftivity.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me. I hope your students enjoy Dr. Seuss’s story, and have fun shaping up with the Lorax.