I have been super, mega busy lately. I have been planning and executing my husband’s birthday party, plus February is also my youngest daughter’s birthday month which means lots of parties and planning. Unfortunately, like most folks when I get busy (and don’t get enough sleep) my whole system gets thrown out of whack and I end up getting sick. It is so preditctable. So, as this month’s Virual Book Club for Kids crept closer I knew I was going to crash before my creative juices could get flowing. Fortunately, my kids have more than enough creative juice! This past weekend I presented them with a challenge. Head upstairs, select a Dr. Seuss book, read it and create an activity to go along with the book. Easy enough. About a half an hour later they came to me and presented their selections and their activities. Today I would love to share my eldest daughter’s ideas and tomorrow I’ll share my younger daughter’s plan. I love child directed play…they always amaze me.
She created a page with all the critical information about the vehicle. She included information about how fast the Go-Drum can travel…2000 km per hour. Of course, the pilot is Marvin. Apparently they have pizzas as round as baseball diamond on board the ship. And, Marvin’s parents are coming along for the ride.
Then, she set about drawing her own design. Complete with a room for Marvin’s parents, a bathroom and an arcade.
What I love about Dr. Seuss is how his books open the door to such incredible imagination. Anything is possible in the world of Seuss – even a vehicle called an Go-Drum. What I love about this activity is how it combined reading, writing, imagination, creativity and design. Pretty impressive for a kid-created activity. What vehicle would your child create to transport Marvin K. Mooney?
This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is honouring Dr. Seuss and you simply must check out all the magnificent posts that everyone has put together. Please link up any Dr. Seuss post that you may have created. And, don’t forget about the Virtual Book Club for Kids’ Facebook page, a great reading resource for parents with growing readers.