What happens when a little bug goes ka-choo!

by Jen in book activity,Dr. Seuss,math game,STEM Activity

One of my favourite Dr. Seuss books isn’t actually written by Dr. Seuss, rather it is part of the Dr. Seuss series of Beginner Books. The book I am referring to is called “Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo” written by Rosetta Stone (I think that might be an alias). If you have never read this book it follows the domino effect a tiny bugs sneeze has on a seed, a worm, a tree, a turtle, a pail, a farmer, etc, etc. Like I said a domino effect. Whenever I read this book my mind wanders off to addition – one thing adding on top of the other. So, why not make a fun math game to go with this book. 

You will need
multicolour foam pages
resealable plastic bag

1. using the foam pages, cut out the shapes of each character in the book, use the pen to add any details 

2. write a random number from 1-10 on the back of each character

3. place the characters in the plastic bag (you could use a bowl)

4. have your child pull out two characters – turn them over to reveal the numbers

5. Young Children – add the two numbers Older Children – multiply the two numbers

6. Expand the game – My 8 year old is learning about graphing and percentages. She selected 5 different characters and put the data into a graph. Also, my 6 year old moved from adding two numbers to three numbers. We also worked on adding all the numbers together.

This Dr. Seuss week has been a ton of fun. I hope you have stopped by and checked out the Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Linky Party that has been hosted all week by this fantastic group of bloggers. 
Tomorrow we’ll be toasting dear Dr. Seuss…we’ll raise a glass of juice and maybe have a plate of green eggs and ham!  
Jackie H. March 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Cool how you made it so multilevel!

scribbledoodleanddraw March 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

What a great idea! I found you thru the weekly kids co-op. thanks for sharing.


Anonymous March 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Rosetta Stone is, or was, Dr. Seuss.

Joseph, the Netherlands

Tiffney June 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

It IS by Dr. Suess, Rosetta Stone was a psuedomyn for Dr. Suess and his wife Audrey Geisel !

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