Lorax Printables with Truffula Tree Seeds
Of all the Dr. Seuss books and stories, The Lorax is definitely one of my all time favorites. These Dr. Seuss Lorax Printables with Truffula Tree Seeds are really fun ways to celebrate the amazing story and create a literature connection with children. I am going to share an easy way to make truffula trees including the magic of creating pom-poms and cupcakes. I am also excited to share a printable collection that is suitable for older kids.
Truffula Seed Printable
Truffula seeds are so very important. Once you have completed the story, you will understand that the seed is a symbol of rebuilding. This book has a very adult theme written in a way to help children understand the devastating results of greed. This printable can be printed, cut out and added to any bright colored treats (ie: Cereal, Candy, Cookies) which represent the seeds.
Here is a fun example that would make a fun party favor or classroom snack as a special treat. The GIANT Fruit Loops are perfect.
I always thing tying a ribbon to a snack makes it so extraordinary.
The strips on the second page can be easily added to cups or bottles to decorate drinks. It is fun to name the drink too. How about we call this one Truffula Fruit Juice? I actually used a recycled olive jar for this a a paper straw. These are two things than can be added to the conversation when talking about taking a stand for our environment.
For older kids, candy covered pretzels make a great sweet truffula tree treat. They are so bright and cheerful while being delicious. They would be fun to make with the kids too. The pretzel in this photo came from a box of Mrs. Prindables pretzels. I give them to the delivery drivers when they drop things off at my home and they LOVE them.
These rainbow candy coated chococlate chips would work great for making the pretzels or making a candy bark with truffula tree seeds.
Pom-Pom Truffula Trees
Making pom-poms is easy peasy!
Once you make the pom-poms, glue them to paper straws and stick them into cupcakes. It is that simple to make Lorax inspired cupcakes for a party or just a fun sweet treat.
Truffula Tree Printables for Older Kids
The truffula trees are symbolic of the beauty and lush quality of our natural environment and what can happen when it is attacked by corporate greed. I created these printables as a tool to get kids talking about what it means to take a stand for our environment in a world that needs leaders speaking up — like the Lorax.
These two FREE downloadable printables are a great way to start the conversation. The word search has a lot of words that are make believe but could be compared to real issues. The writing activity is certainly thought provoking for one of any age or grade level.
Dr. Seuss Lorax Birthday Party
I shared a whole birthday party blog using the Lorax as the theme. Be sure to hop over there and check out all of the super fun recipes, crafts and ideas. All of these things are there just waiting for you.
MORE Dr. Seuss Activities
Beth over on Creatively Beth is sharing this awesome idea for making bookmarks, which goes perfectly with the whole idea of reading, right? She even has ANOTHER free printable for you too.
McElligot’s Pool is one of my favorite’s. This post has fun ideas for younger kids including free printables for graphing and using imagination as a tool.
Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.