Dr. Seuss Craft For My Many Colored Days
I love ALL of his books but this one is super special. I have a deep love for colors and creativity and this book inspires me. Through the use of bouncing rhymes with many colors and animals, this book offers an opportunity for children to start understanding feelings and moods and how to express themselves. So many fun conversations starters are in this book to get kids communicating and sharing. This is such a fun Dr. Seuss Craft For My Many Colored Days.
My favorite colored day in the book is the PINK day. Flamingos are special to lots of people for lots of different reasons. I particularly love flamingos because they remind me of my mom.
Reasons to Teach Kids About Feelings
Much like other skills that are vital to healthy social and emotional development in kiddos, learning how to cope with emotions is something that takes practice and needs to be supported, even encouraged. Here are three great reasons to teach kids about feelings.
Feelings just happen and normalizing them is a way to decrease anxiety. Sometimes feelings are so overwhelming and kids need to learn how to identify the difference between feelings and what is really happening around them. When children can identify with their feelings, stress and anxiety levels are lower.
When children understand feelings, they can learn ways to self sooth that are healthy and productive. This takes practice. My Many Colored Days offers opportunities to talk about feelings.
Emotional health is connected to physical health. When kids can’t express themselves in heathy ways, their feelings can manifest into headaches, belly aches and temper tantrums that are sometimes physically harmful. Talking through feelings and ways to use them to grow is healthy for kids and parents.
Exploring feelings with your kids will help you get to know them better. As adults, we have had a lot of life experiences and learned a lot about how acting from our feelings can be destructive. Kids will benefit greatly from learning to work through emotions with guidance, love and support.
Materials Needed for Dr. Seuss Craft for My Many Colored Days
- Card Stock in All the Colors and White
- Optional – Chipboard or Cardboard to Use as Base
- Die Cut Animals Made with Card Stock
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint
- Round Sponge Brush
- Free Printable Book
Directions For Dr. Seuss Craft
Note first that this is an activity that could be done over many days, doing a color a day.
First, sponge paint a colored background on white card stock. I recommend a couple of shades of the chosen color and some white to create a little mixing fun.
Next, glue the matching colored die-cut to the sponged background. Google eyes are always an extra fun addition as well as adding a little paint and marker details. Of course for younger kiddos, these steps are not necessary.
On a small piece of white card stock, write a sentence that starts with, “When my day is <insert color>I …….” Glue that writing under the die cut that is already glued to the card stock.
Here are a few examples of die cuts added on top of a sponge painted background.
FREE Printable for Dr. Seuss My Many Colored Days
Another way to connect to this beautiful piece of literature is to use my free mini book printable. It is free to download and can be used by kids of all ages.
More Dr. Seuss Crafts
Truffula trees represent the promise of regrowth. This post has some fun ideas for ways to teach kids about the environment through another Dr. Seuss book, The Lorax.
Beth over on Creatively Beth is sharing this awesome idea for making Thing One and Two Pom-Poms, We had so much fun photographing these cuties at Universal Studios a few weeks ago. I actually snuck into the store to snap this picture.
Crafting essentials for kid crafts:
- We love using these DecoArt Acrylic Paints to add bright color to all of our projects.
- These sponge paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This art supplies kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started with LOTS of google eyes.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
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Cheers to My Many Colored Days!