We have been having lots of fun with Dr. Seuss this week. We’ve read lots of books, done a few Dr. Seuss crafts, and the kids enjoyed getting their hands a bit messy with this Dr. Seuss-inspired sensory bin.
To set up the bin, I filled some plastic eggs with letter tiles that spelled some of the words from Green Eggs and Ham. (I used rhyming words from the book: ham, Sam, fox, box, house, mouse…) As an extra little surprise, I also included a handful of water beads to each plastic egg.
Then I grabbed one of the containers we use for sensory play and sprayed the bottom with shaving cream. To give it red stripes (like the cat’s hat), I used a bit of our red decorating sugar. (Quick and easy is always a plus!)
The kids couldn’t wait to break open those eggs to see what was in them!
Once they had an egg open, I challenged them to unscramble the letters to form one of the words from Green Eggs and Ham. (I did have to give a couple hints on a few words, but they really did an awesome job!)
And, of course, once all the words were unscrambled, they had lots of fun getting a bit messy!
The Dr. Seuss sensory bin was a huge hit! Now to get ready for Wacky Wednesday!