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Cat in the Hat Practical Life ActivitiesI’ve loved Dr. Seuss books for many years. And Dr. Seuss books were some of my now-adult children’s favorite books, too.

The books in the photo are Dr. Seuss books that were lovingly read over and over in our home. If you’re wondering how they still look as good as they do, you can find out in this post: How to Help Your Child Treasure Books.

In honor of Read Across America and the Virtual Book Club for Kids (which is celebrating Dr. Seuss this month), I’m sharing a couple of simple ideas for creating Dr. Seuss practical life activities based on Dr. Seuss’s books The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using Quick Sticks

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using Quick Sticks

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using Quick Sticks

Hat with Pom Pom Stripes

Hat with Pom Pom Stripes

The free printable I used for this activity is a top hat template from ABC Teach. I used a large plastic tray, quick sticks (which are very cool), and a 3½” diameter glass bowl from Montessori Services. I always keep a supply of pom poms of various colors and sizes on hand since they work well for many Montessori-inspired activities.

I like to add practical life skills like transferring to subject areas such as math and language, too. This activity, though, is a simple practical life transferring activity that has added interest because it’s literature based.

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using a Strawberry Huller

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using a Strawberry Huller

Cat in the Hat Pom Pom Transfer using a Strawberry Huller

For this activity, I used the Montessori Services 2¼” diameter glass bowl, clear acrylic tray and strawberry huller from the small tongs activities, and the top hat printable sized for a 5×7″ page. The clear acrylic trays are very versatile and a great size for many activities. For this particular activity, though, a medium-size tray would probably be best. Ideally, I’d use a red medium-size tray.

Be sure to see my post with links to my Montessori Services product reviews.

Montessori-Inspired Dr. Seuss Activities

For a post with TONS of Dr. Seuss activities, including a huge Kids’ Dr. Seuss Activities Pinterest Board, see Montessori Inspired Dr. Seuss Activities and Dr. Seuss Linky Party.

Disclosure: My Montessori Services materials were given to me to review for Montessori Services giveaways. This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.

Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome! Thanks for participating!


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