Dr.Seuss Geography Activity {FREE Printable}

Dr.Seuss activity for kids One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and while I interpret the book to be about about the stages in life I like to use it in a more literal way as a launching  pad for a lesson in geography. This geography activity is flexible. You could chose to focus on foreign countries or places in your neighborhood. Since I did  this with my seven year-old I gave him a globe and let him decide for himself.

Oh The Places You'll Go Dr. Suess Printable geography

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Gather your materials. You will need a copy or two of our Oh, The Places I Want To Go printable, a pencil, scissors, stapler , and a globe or atlas. Start by cutting out the printable. Our idea was that they look like tickets ready to take you to the destination. dr.seuss geography lesson

Next have your child look at this great big world and decide what they would like to add to their must see list! oh the places you'll go activity for kindergartenDon’t reign them in. If they want to see Mars,  cool! If they want to go to the North Pole, rad! The most lasting benefit I have experienced from my own travels is the boost to my own curiosity about other people and places. This curiosity will spark learning. dr.seuss oh, the places you'll go lesson for kidsLet your kids be curious about places they find during this activity and use the places they choose as possible future learning experiences.  As they look at the globe or atlas be available to answer questions and or have google ready to answer them for you. This can be a 3 minute activity or stretched out depending on the curiosity of the child.

Write it down. dr.seuss geography

My son wrote down a couple, one being Paris because of the pastries. I have been known to wax poetic about Paris… and it seems like someone has been listening.I think we will try to make this recipe for a  Pear Tart during Spring Break to extend this learning. Traveling with kids isn’t always possible but you can always learn about far away places. dr.seuss birthday party idea

Staple the pages together and make sure you have a few empty ones so that they can add more destinations later and keep that curiosity about far off places going and going.

 

55 More Dr. Seuss Activities

Seuss Activities for class

Find more fun ideas to celebrate Dr.Seuss from a number of wonderful education focused blogs. Check out the links and post here.

55 Dr.Seuss Activities For Kids

Seuss Activities for classIf you are a frequent reader you might know that I am not a huge Seuss fan. It’s not that I don’t like him or his books it’s just that I didn’t grow up reading them and never developed a deep connection. We own a few of his books and enjoy them but I don’t have a huge selection of Dr.Seuss activities to share. Luckily I know a lot of amazing bloggers and when I asked them if they had any links to share I was overwhelmed with a seriously wonderful collection of activities. Here are 55 of the very best Dr.Seuss activities for kids. The book titles are affiliate links to Amazon.com.

Dr. Seuss books and crafts

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

seuss oobleck Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Green Eggs and Ham

Hop on Pop

Horton Hears A Who!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

If I Ran the Zoo

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You

On Beyond Zebra!

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Ten Apples Up On Top!

The Cat in the Hat

The Foot Book

The Lorax

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

The Tooth Book

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket

Wacky Wednesday

Yertle the Turtle

 

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