Art Smart Seuss
Summary: Hiya Art Smart Parents! I hope that last few weeks have been amazing. As you've grown your knowledge base surrounding MI and the arts, I know you've been able to help your kids gain new found confidence in school and life. March 2 is a special day for me…it's Dr. Seuss' Birthday and he happens to be one of my most favorite authors. What would life be without Green Eggs & Ham, after all? My most favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, the Places You'll Go. This seemingly childish looking books contains perhaps some of the most wise words about life - its challenges and adventures. The birthday of this great author was the driving force behind the National Education Organization's yearly literacy campaign “Read Across America” now in its 17th year. After 27-28 attempts to get published (sources varied), Seuss AKA Theador “Ted” Seuss Giesel published his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Vanguard Press) in 1937. Truly a lesson in persistence. A trait we could all use a little more of these days. In his lifetime, Seuss wrote 46 children’s books, 11 TV specials, 4 feature films, a broadway musical and four television series. Generations to come will continue to enjoy and remember the comical characters, lively drawings and words of wisdom (and silliness) of Dr. Seuss. Check out my daughters' costume creations to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! To celebrate Seuss' 110 birthday, use your knowledge of MI and the arts and dream BIG! Here's an activity you can do with the whole family: Re-create or tell Seuss' story in your own words: Gather up all the Dr. Seuss books in your house. Have every family member pick a favorite Let your kids use their preferred intelligences whether linguistic, visual, naturalistic or any of the others to re-tell the story. Create costumes, scenery, videos, poems, and pieces of artwork are just a few of the things you can create. The mathematical members of your family could even analyze the words and meter in Seuss’ books to create a mathematical re-telling of a story. Share stories, artwork, etc. with one another Remember this Seuss saying to drive the activity, “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. Here are some more ideas for hours of arts activities: Seussville 5 Ideas to Celebrate Seuss' Birthday National Education Organization - Read Across America Please post pictures and activity ideas for everyone to see!