Today we bring you a Color Feelings Calendar craft based on Dr. Seuss’ book, “My Many Colored Days”. Celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday is fun with this book and we decided to create a colorful reusable calendar based on the book and the many feelings we feel. We’ve made an activity based on a Dr. Seuss book before, so this craft was just right for us!
Reusable Calendar Craft
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My Many Colored Days is a fun book all about the colors we feel and how they are part of being “me”. Everyday is full of colors and so we decided to use those colors in our reusable calendar. We can see each day through the calendar and remember that we are always the same, no matter what color we feel.
We grabbed a few materials to create our calendar:
a calendar to trace
assorted tissue paper
and our DIY decoupage
Use the blank calendar as a template to trace a calendar on the sheet protector with the marker.
Snip the tissue paper into squares.
Spread a thin layer of DIY decoupage on the back of the sheet protector. Lay the tissue paper squares all over the decoupage. Be sure all of the sheet protector is filled in with tissue paper. Add a second layer of decoupage over the tissue paper once finished.
Allow the tissue paper and glue to dry completely. Add a border using tape. This will keep the tissue paper attached at the edges and prevent peeling.
Big Sister is loving this reusable calendar. We’ve been using a dry erase marker to write on the calendar and a paper towel to erase over and over again.
This post is part of the Read and Play series on The Pleasantest Thing.
Looking for more Dr. Seuss books and activities? Try these:
- Read “If I Ran the Circus ” and make a circus tent playdough mat
- Read “Yertle the Turtle” and make some turtle crafts
- Read “The Lorax” and play Lorax Small World from Kitchen Floor Crafts
- Read “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish ” and play a One Fish Two Fish Sight Word Game
- Read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” and make a printable Seuss quote for your kids’ room
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