Making patterns with Dr. Seuss’s hat!

On March 2nd, we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  We have a few ideas planned and a few activity boxes prepared as well.

This is our “Cat in the Hat” activity box. It is simply several laminated Dr. Seuss hats cut from red construction and a set of laminated strips of construction paper…

The children will be invited to place the laminated strips on the cat’s hat any way they wish.

A simple idea to extend the story into our play and a great way to promote a little patterning practice!

By |2011-02-23T23:41:49+00:00February 23rd, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Annette W February 24, 2011 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I’ve been thinking a lot about patterns! I like this simile idea!

  2. Stacie @AmazingMess February 24, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Hi, Deborah! I was wondering if I can include a photo and link back to this for a compilation of Dr. Seuss activities I’m working on for my other blog?!!


    • Deborah J. Stewart February 24, 2011 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Of course – that is never a problem:)

      • Stacie @AmazingMess February 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

        I just wanted to make sure!!

        Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  3. Anne February 25, 2011 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I love that you laminated them to do over and over again. I had my 3’s paint theirs as a pattern. We also used Styrofoam circles some red and some white to make patterns.

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      All terrific ideas!

  4. Sandy February 25, 2011 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Great idea!

  5. Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids February 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for ideas for patterning. Also enjoyed your post on organization. Thanks!

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you Kristi!

  6. Lorene February 27, 2011 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Great idea! I will use it at this week’s Dr. Seuss day.

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 27, 2011 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Lorene!

  7. cheryl golangco February 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    This is cute! And I love the pattern… I might try this out some time this week 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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