Lorax Web Sites

Truffula Tree craft

You might not be able to wait for the library’s special Lorax activities on Monday, March 5, so here are some sites you can visit online to help you celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the release of the new Lorax movie, and Read Across America Day!

Find out what other communities are doing for Read Across America Day.  You can share what you will be doing, too!

Reading Rockets will show you how to make a Family Literacy Bag that combines a fiction book, a nonfiction book, and printable activities the family can do together.

ReadWriteThink.org has ideas for a book discussion and a selection of activities from Earth Day that you can reuse.

If you are a fan of Seussville, you may already know about The Lorax Project, which has downloads (like printable stickers or pictures for your computer desktop), an online game and online coloring pages, information about endangered forests and the animals that live there, ideas for how to help the Lorax (and the environment), and even a page where you can send the Lorax e-mail!

You can also see a sneak preview of the miniature truffula trees we will be making.  Here are some of the sites we consulted as we experimented with making a Chia Lorax:

Fun on a Dime’s Chia Pet Head

eHow’s How to Make a Unique Chia Pet

eHow also has instructions for a caterpillar Homemade Nylon Chia Pet.

I didn’t see a mustache craft that looks exactly like the one we will be doing, but there is a similar one on Pinterest along with a mustache template and lots of other ideas for Seuss crafts.

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