My colleagues and I are always trying to find ways to keep the everyday subjects fun and exciting for our Kindergartners. Our weekly schedule looks a little something like this:
Wednesday-Language Arts and Crafts (Wednesdays are twice as long as every other day so we do two subjects)
Thursday-Circle Time/Story Time
Each activity is guided using the week’s ‘theme’ and we are currently fine tuning next week’s plans for Dr. Suess week. In planning our math activity, my colleagues decided they wanted to do patterning using the hat from Sr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat and red and white pieces of paper. Excited at this idea I volunteered to put to worksheet together and this is what I got:
To make this, I googled “Cat in the Hat hat template” and found a perfect hat that I cut and pasted into a word document. I sized it to fit the page and the added the “Name” and the title in a cute and appropriate font. I also googled “Cat in the Hat” and found a cute little guy to hang out on the side and ‘tell’ the kids what to do. And with a few text boxes I added the numbers and the instructions.
I thought it would be adorable for the Cat to be giving the kids the instructions, so I drew a speech bubble around those words. The Cat provides the first four patterns for the kids and then allows the kids to create their own.
Here is a close up of the Cat and the instructions —————————>
Before the worksheet is handed out, we will read The Cat in the Hat, review patterning, provide some examples, and ask the kids to make their own examples. Once we are sure the kids will understand the directions the Cat is giving, we will move into the activity.
I was so excited when this worksheet was complete that I just had to share. Stay tuned for more Dr. Suess themed activities.
Thanks for reading.
-The Creative Kitten