One of the most popular Dr. Seuss books is Green Eggs and Ham. “I do not like them, Sam-I-Am. I do not like green eggs and ham.” Every March we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day with fun activities to compliment Seuss books. Today, I’ve got a fun Green Eggs and Ham game to build color word recognition.
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Green Eggs and Ham Game and Book
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“Do you like green eggs and ham?” That question gets asked over and over again in Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
Set-up is easy.
- Place the correct letter tiles in one egg of each color to spell the color word.
- Place all the eggs in a basket.
- Make paper nests by folding down the sides of a brown paper lunch bag. Write a color word on each nest to match the color eggs you have on hand.
- Print the free download of the word mat. Place in a plastic sleeve and include a dry erase marker.
Time to play.
- Read each word on the nest with the child.
- The child then sorts the eggs into the matching nest. (You could stop here with a young child.)
- After the child sorts the words, she can shake each egg to find those that contain letter tiles.
- She can crack each egg open and put the letters in the correct order to spell the color word on the word mat. Use the nest as a guide for each word.
- After the child builds the word with tiles, she can then write the word on the mat.
- Erase and repeat for the next egg.
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