Sorry it is probably too late to use most of these but I wanted to add some additional activities that go along with Dr. Seuss books. These can be done with both small and large groups. Some could be done in individual therapy as well.
Green Eggs and Ham - This is a good extension of the book that helps children expand and use complete sentences. Place 2 piles of category cards on the table. One pile for colors and one pile for food. Have the students take turns picking a card from each pile. Have them name each color and each food. Ask the child “Would you eat (color) (food)?” For example – “Would you eat purple corn on the cob?” or “Would you eat a blue banana?” Have the child answer in a complete sentence: “Yes, I would eat a blue banana.” or “No, I would not eat a blue banana.” For more advanced children, you can have 3 piles, the third containing locations. So the child has to say if they would or would not eat the food in the location they picked. For example, “I would not eat a blue banana on a chair.” After they play the game once with you, the children can take turns asking each other, “Would you eat _____.”
Wacky Wednesday – Teachers might be reading this book but children with language issues may not know what wacky means or they may have trouble explaining why the scenes are wacky. Explain that “wacky” means silly. Tell the children that you have pictures of thing that are wacky like in the book “Wacky Wednesday.” This is a good time to use all those “What’s Silly” picture cards. Have the children take turns picking on picture and practice saying why it is silly. Have the child show the picture card to the group and ask if there is anything else that is silly in the picture.
Cat in the Hat – Talk about different kinds of hats. Bring in a lot of different hats or have picture of them. Talk about different times you wear hats and have the children volunteer times they where hats. Talk about jobs that require hats. Have each child pick two hats – have them say one thing that is the same and one thing that is different about the two hats. Sort that hats with the children. Make piles for hats for warm weather, hats for cold weather, hat for jobs, hats for costumes, silly hats, men’s hats, lady’s hats, children’s hats, etc. Play a blending words game with all “-at” words like the ones pictured above. Finally, to leave or to get up to play, have the children tell you a word that rhymes with “hat.”