Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dr. Seuss City


We're gearing up for Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2) around here!

Over the weekend, the kids and I made a Dr. Seuss inspired city using found objects around the house. 

Here's how we did it!

We started by looking through Seuss books for inspiration...


and also started collecting "building materials". We raided the recycling bin and found objects around the house. 


We noticed a trend in the books and decided to choose one primary color for our city. Monochromatic was our word for the day and blue was decided as our color.  

We painted some of the objects and covered the rest with blue paper. Glue and tape were used to stick everything together. 


Viola! A Dr. Seuss inspired city was created.  


Many, many years ago when I was student teaching, my sponsoring teacher gave me this idea to do with 5th graders. However, this project can be adapted and be made harder or easier for all ages of kids. An easier version for younger kids is to make one Dr. Seuss building or house. Get creative and see what the kids can come up with - you'll be surprised!

(For extra credit - ask the kids to tell a story about what type of people live in this city!)


Have FUN with it!

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35 comments:

Anji* said...

Brilliant! I love your city, and I bet your kids had so much fun making it :)

Life With Lucy said...

Such a cute idea! I'm sure your kids just love it. It turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing and for the reminder about Dr. Seuss' BDay coming up!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Love this! Learning on so many levels and making it fun! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

Charity said...

Pretty coolio sis!!! Love it!

Carrie said...

Wow, this is wonderful!! I would like to invite you to share at our Sharing Saturday at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/sharing-saturday-7.html. This week's closes on Wednesday and a new one starts Friday night. Thank you!!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

This is so cool! I think my kids would love a project like it! I'm going to feature this post on Saturday, when I share a few resources and ideas for Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This turned out SO SO cute! I am getting so excited for Dr. Seuss activities! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Charisa said...

Thanks everyone! For those who left invites, I'll definitely link up to your parties!

andie jaye said...

brilliant. just brilliant. i shared this with my fb fans and pinned it! thanks so much for linking it up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

Becolorful said...

this is just so awesome. Makes me wish mine kiddos were still small enough to do these projects with me. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
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Ali said...

Wow that is an amazing city. I love how you only used shades of blue. My daughter and I love making little worlds, this is right up our alley.

Michelle said...

This is so cute! Love the color!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Awesome!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is so neat!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!! www.bearrabbitbear.com

Pam said...

Such a cool idea to do with kids!!!! They would have LOVED making this...

Just Jaime said...

Wow I love what they created! It does look very Seuss inspired!

We're just starting a new link up party and if you're interested we'd love to have you join in: http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/02/wayward-weekend-week-5.html

Books4Learning said...

I am speechless! Wow! I could not make anything near that nice. LOL

Maureen said...

Beautiful - what a wonderful creation

Charisa said...

Thanks again, everyone!

Eric VanRaepenbusch said...

Your Dr. Seuss inspired city is amazing!!! If you are interested, I would love for you to post a link to this post on my blog to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Here is a link to the linky:

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2012/02/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-march-2.html

Charisa said...

Thanks Eric! Just linked up and am following you through FB now.

Rachel Kaylynn said...

Saw this idea pinterest and immediately re-pinned it - we already Dr. Seuss this year but this will be on the top of our to do list next year.

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Thank you so much for linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Love your Suessian (is that a word?!) city! Can't wait to see other projects -- hope you will come link again!

Jamie H said...

OMG I LOVE this! Super creative and it turned out GREAT! Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays!

Lindsi B said...

Just wanted to stop by to let you know we're featuring your Dr. Seuss City on our site tomorrow! Feel free to grab your "featured" button, you've earned it!
www.toysinthedryer.com

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

This is so fabulous! I definitely want to make one with my daughter!

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! We hope you will share again with us this week!

Carrie said...

Just wanted to let you know you were featured today at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/03/sharing-saturday-9.html. Thanks again for sharing!! Have a great weekend!!

Jennifer Fearn said...

Love it just wish I could find how to make one and what I would need.

Charisa said...

Jennifer, read the post. It's all in there!

Anonymous said...

why wont this let you print it so I can do it with kids???

Charisa said...

I'm confused - print what out?

Malvis said...

Hi. This is a great idea, thank you for sharing. Today my daughter was supposed to do a Seuss craft at school but it's a snow day. I think we'll build a city instead.

Charisa said...

Malvis, so glad you found this - sounds like you have the perfect day to do this. Hope you and your daughter have fun with it. It's snowing here too - stay warm!