Mini Monets and Mommies: Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Felt Board Kids' Art

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Felt Board Kids' Art

The Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham has been a childhood favorite since the 1960s. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday – March 2 – we’re making felt board art based on this book. Of course, you don’t have wait until the author’s birthday, your child can try this out any time of the year.

Felt Board


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I’ve been on a DIY felt board kick lately. I rediscovered an old board that I made when I was teaching a summer art program in local libraries. So, I figured – why not use it with a Green Eggs and Ham theme? If you want to make your own felt board, take a look at my super-simple tutorial. But, if your child wants to make a more permanent piece of art, she can glue the ham and eggs onto a smaller-sized piece of felt.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Green and white (or lighter green) felt – You can use a roll of felt or notebook-sized sheets.

·        Another color of felt or a felt board

·        A marker

·        Scissors

Start by reading the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham with your child. Talk about the words and pictures, letting her point to what you’re saying.

Now it’s time for the art-making…

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Draw a ham shape onto the green felt. The ham shape is fairly easy to make. Take a look at the book and follow the lines. If your child is struggling to draw directly onto the felt, you can create a card stock template for her to trace (or she can create her own template!).
Green Eggs and Ham

2.     Draw circles onto the green felt to make the egg yolks. Have your child draw larger circles on the white or lighter green felt for the rest of the eggs.

3.     Cut the ham and eggs out.

Children's Books

4.     Press the cut-outs onto a separate felt sheet or your felt board.
 
Dr. Seuss Activity

And that’s it! So simple. Your child can explore and experiment with different ways of pressing the felt shapes onto the board or she can add in characters from other Dr. Seuss stories.
Felt Crafts

Are you looking for more Dr. Seuss kids’ activities? Follow my Pinterest board for ideas!
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