This was our messiest day by far but lots of fun too. We started with the Lorax story then made a diorama from a milk carton, straws and feathers, and a wood turning. The kids got to make the Lorax and decorate/color him then make the truffula trees using straws and feathers and mount everything into the box. I was a little concerned that the story and project might be a bit of a stretch for this age group but they were familiar with the story and really got into working with the materials. The kids even made a couple of extra truffula trees for me.
Breaking for a new story between projects has really worked out well. The kids love to be read to and we love reading to them. It sure made set up and change over a breeze. We did oobleck and it is a stunning mess but very fun. We used the cornstarch recipe and except for the sandwich bags being unequal to squishing things went very well. Not many bags went home but we were able to let it drip from our fingers and really get the idea "it is so oobleck." We had the wading pool to wash up in so messy was just fine.
We ended the day with painted feet and feathered hats. Painting each other's feet with shaving cream paint and making a "foot painting" was not for everyone so some didn't get a painting and some only decided at the very end to do this. The hats were a great success--I'll bet Bartholomew could have used a few of ours in his 500!
Take a look at the video slide show at the end of this blog.
Booklist for Seuss it up: