Coming up this week is Dr. Seuss’s birthday WoooHoo. I love ALL of his books but this one is super special. I have a deep love for colors and creativity and the book My Many Colored Days 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.
My favorite colored day in the book is the PINK day. The pink day is happy and it reminds me of my crafty bestie, Rina (who blogs over at Mothership Scrapbook Gal).
There are many ways to use this book in teaching and working with kiddos. One super fun way is to use different colored papers and die-cuts for kids to express themselves.
I cut out animals from the dies that I designed for Ellison Education that could be used to do this.
If you offer an assortment to kids with many choices, they should be able to find ones that work for them. Here are a few examples of die cuts added on top of a sponge painted background.
Another way to connect to this beautiful piece of literature is to use my Many Colored Days mini book. You can grab it FREE over in my Teacher Pay Teachers store right HERE.
Cheers! Cheers to Dr. Seuss, Colors and Imagination!