Play based learning 4 chicks 4 moms

Dr Suess Day 2

on March 14, 2015

My day happened to also fall on the eve of Purim (The Jewish holiday that honors Esther) so we sort of had Mordecai meets meets Who-ville. They celebrated last year, so the chicks were familiar with Purim traditions. After our opening we washed up and mixed the dough for hamantashen. We went back and watched the video about Esther, but we forgot the noisemakers, so we watched it again and made lots of noise to drowned out the name of Haman.

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Then some of  the chicks got dressed up like Esther did. Pooh’s sister saw the costumes come out and knew she wanted to be a sheep.

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We rolled out the dough and measured to find out which cutter was three inches. The chicks folded up the sides over the nutella to form Haman’s three cornered hat and we put them in the oven. Time for a break.2015-03-04 18.46.062015-03-04 10.24.50

Everybody loved the video “Horton Hears a Who” and then they colored pompoms with chalk dust to make clover and picked a speck for “Who-ville”

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While they ate lunch I read them an edited version of their favorite ,”Green Eggs and Ham”. that Uncle Kai had personalized on his mission and they got a kick out of it.

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Not enough time for any of the other great Dr.Seuss inspired activities.


2 responses to “Dr Suess Day 2

  1. Aunty Bethany suggested some names for Pooh’s sister, (including shishi girl, wild one, My Kitty and animal.) I thought Kitty was appropriate considering her obsession with Hello Kitty. Pooh loved her hamentashen.

  2. I’m so glad you did Purim!

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