Today we are celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join our friends at Mark Miller Subaru for a virtual storytime and then make this great Dr. Seuss Day art project!
Dr Seuss Day: Truffula Tree Painting
Sensory Activity-great for ages 3 and up with adult
- Apple or Potato
- Acrylic or craft paint in multiple colors tip: using red, yellow and blue for this activity can be a great way to learn about primary colors and secondary colors!
- Have an adult slice the potato or apple into smaller cubes (about the width of dice, although for younger children you may want to cut bigger cubes)
- Set out paint on a tray or plate
- Dip cubes in paint and lightly press the cube onto paper to make a square. Make a row of vertical squares to make a tree trunk of Truffula Tree. Alternate/mix colors as desired
- Repeat Step 3, making multiple tree trunks
- Discard cubes. Use your fingers to add tufts of leaves at the top of the Tree Trunks and grass below!
- Even babies can get started working on literacy skills! Here’s some easy activities to promote literacy with young children.