This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy Read Across America Day with this fun tribute to Dr. Seuss!
Inspired by the book Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss, I set up a fun “Speck” Discovery Lab for my 3-year-old to explore! She had so much fun with this, and it kept her happily occupied for a long time. Added bonus — very little set up or clean up is involved!!
Want to make one of your own? ((Yes, yes, do it!!))
You will need:
craft pom-poms – “clover flowers”
glitter glue – “speck”
colored paper or dishes for sorting
Before you begin: Add a drop of glitter glue to a few of the pom-poms, and allow to dry.
Place all of the pom-poms into a large plastic bowl, set out the colored paper or dishes for sorting and invite your child over to sort through the clover flowers and find any “specks”!
Using tweezers to sort through the “clover flowers” is a great way sneak in some fine-motor practice.
Be sure to take a close look at each “clover flower”, so you don’t miss any potential “specks”!
Have you made any fun Dr. Seuss crafts lately?? We would LOVE to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your ideas with us!
Valerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of Inner Child Fun where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages — with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter, or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!