It was a great time! I don't know how the teachers do it... it's like herding cats! LOL! We got to be there when they arrived, had circle time, snack time, and stations (each with very neat themed ideas)!
Here are a couple of the activities she got ideas from if you're looking for something next year (click on pic for link back)!
I was able to do a snack with them! The teacher suggested cat-in-the-hat hats made out of banana & strawberry slices. Check out this Dr. Seuss food from Muffin Tin Mom
Sounded good to me! I just wanted to not provide pointed weapons to a preschool class and I thought have the cat would be a good visual for them. One of my friend suggested a muffin... I can totally see that... use a mini muffin as the cats head (maybe stick a face on the side) and put the "hat" on the muffin. But I needed it to be a bit simpler and was trying to just have it be the fruit. Hmmmmmm.....
Then thought, I need a picture of the Cat without his hat! THAT was hard to find. After lots of googling I found one that his tipping it, so I could just cut it out. Copy & pasted into a document and printed it out. Then cut them all out.
Come snack time... we built it together as a class and then gobbled it up!
|Jake with his|
|Evan mid-chew of his|
|The Cat with his topsy-turvy hat!|
FYI: I recommend going off the pattern a bit and doing the banana on the bottom, because most strawberries will have that little hole in the middle and will therefor probably just slide right down. You still get a pattern but not exactly like his hat.
Spent the rest of the time in stations. I helped in the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish station... painting, cutting, and gluing tissue paper on some fish! I felt like a one man band or a juggler. My brain is fried and I was sweating up a storm (all teachers can collectively roll their eyes at me now), lol!
Evan cried big ole fat tears when we left! "But Jake's my brother, I want my brother, let's go back, I don't want to leave, please I need my brother". Oh boy. I had one tired 3 yr old on my hands!
Fun day for a very fun author with at least two of my favorite little people! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!