We have been having lots of fun studying Dr. Seuss this week.
We’ve read lots of books and we’ve also done a few Seuss crafts.
But the favorite activity was getting a little bit messy with this inspired by Dr. Seuss sensory play.
Sensory play is fun for kids of all ages.
Adding in the letter tiles gives this sensory bin an added learning twist you can easily modify to meet your child’s needs.
For older kids you may also want to check out these fun Dr. Seuss activities for older kids.
Dr. Seuss Sensory Play
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- Large Shallow Container
- Shaving Cream
- Red Decorating Sugar
- Plastic Eggs
- Letter Tiles
- Water Beads (optional)
To set up the bin, fill several plastic eggs with letter tiles that spell some of the words from the book Green Eggs and Ham. (For example: ham, Sam, fox, box, house, mouse)
As an extra little surprise, you can also add a handful of water beads to each plastic egg. (This is totally optional, but lots of fun!)
Spray the bottom of a large plastic container with shaving cream.
To give it red stripes (like the cat’s hat), shake a bit of red decorating sugar across the shaving cream in stripes. (Quick and easy is always a plus!)
As each egg is open, challenge your child to unscramble the letters to form one of the words from Green Eggs and Ham.
Younger children may need help with this.
See if your child can match up the rhyming pairs once all the words are formed.
Of course, once all the words are unscrambled, the kids will have to get a bit messy. (wink, wink)
I hope your child loves this Dr. Seuss sensory play as much as we did.
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