year, my school enjoys celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with a variety of
festivities geared toward reading and literacy. I'd like to share with you the
highlights of our program , and I'd love for you to share yours.
Dr. Suess Parade
of our most anticipated events on Read Across America Day is the Dr. Seuss
parade. A few weeks before the parade, each class selects a favorite Dr. Seuss
book, and the teacher and students determine the best way to portray it through
costumes, props, etc. We play fun music over the intercom, and classes walk
along the parade route to the delight of onlookers, who are seated along the
walls in the hall. It's a lot of fun! Here are some great ideas that our
teachers have given us from past parades:
students in simple, similar costumes (possibly just matching the colors of
the illustrations in the book, which were often limited to a few colors).
a few large props related to the book or have everyone carry small,
everyday items related to the story.
about the storyline and “act out” a small but important event at some
point along the route.
students seem to really enjoy how our faculty joins in the fun by dressing as a
Seuss character. Pinterest* and Google Images are great sources
for homemade costume ideas. Here are some more...
Try to Remember the First of Octember: Main
Character wears blue jeans, red/white striped shirt, blonde short wig.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC Aunt Annie: Big hat, white wig, spectacles, fluffy dress, pumps (and an
a stuffed or inflatable alligator) Barber: mustache, white lab coat, Yellow bow tie, black pants King: crown, beard/mustache, robe, fur collar Little Lola Lopp: Green dress, yellow wig, black shoes Policeman: blue hat, blue coat, blue pants, yellow badge Queen: crown, pearls, yellow wig, pink robe, fur collar, pumps Rosy Robin Ross: Braided hair with a bow, plaid shirt, blue jeans, boots
If I ran the Zoo: Gerald McGrew: striped pants, black men’s coat, white button down shirt, red
necktie, red police hat Persian prince: baggy pants, genie shoe covers, white shirt, dark vest,
turban, mustache Cook: white shirt, black bow tie, black pants, white apron, chef’s hat (make this one)