Flannel Friday: Green Eggs (No Ham)

I am squeezing this one in one week before Dr Seuss’s birthday! I have been wanting to create a Dr Seuss storytime resource pack for our staff but this year got off to a busy start. I did manage to put this quick idea together though!

This is easy peasy…different colored yolks glued to slightly differently shaped whites. At first I did them plain, but decided the black Sharpie outline around them made them look much more Seussian. (I cut out the shapes from felt, marked them with the Sharpie separately, then glued them together.)

I just made one set for today, but for our storytime kit I will make multiple eggs in each color. We’ll hand one out to each child, then we can say this rhyme:

“Sam-I-Am, Sam-I-Am,
I do so like BLUE eggs and ham!”

And all the kids with the blue eggs can come up and put them on the board.

The other idea I had was to make your eggs yellow on one side and a different color on the other. You could put them all up on the board sunny-side-up (hee hee) then say the little rhyme, but this time stop before you name the color:

“Sam-I-Am, Sam-I-Am,
I do so like ….

Then, flip over one of the eggs! When the children see what color it is, they can call out the right name to you, and you can finish the rhyme.

I did think about making a ham to put up on the board in the middle, so all the eggs could get placed around it. But in the book, both the eggs and the ham are green, and for this activity I wanted to have all different colored eggs, and if the ham stayed green while all the colored eggs appeared around it, well, that wasn’t right, and if the ham matched the eggs, I’d have to make 7 hams. At which point, I said, “Mel, you are totally overthinking a three minute storytime activity!” So I stopped thinking about it and decided I didn’t feel like making hams.

But you could!

You could also stop by Storytime ABC’s post-in-progress Let’s Celebrate Books Dr Seuss Style! for more activity ideas. Or check out my own Seuss Baby Storytime plan.

Happy Flannel Friday! Your lovely host today is Meghan at Busy Crafting Mommy.

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4 Responses to Flannel Friday: Green Eggs (No Ham)

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I actually just made myself a set! I think I might try putting them in a skillet and pulling them out one by one. It might even be fun to rig up a spatula with velcro to grab them with! (and I’m with you on losing the ham for this one!)

  2. Erin says:

    Love, love, love this idea! I have to admit that I’ve never done a Seuss theme before for storytime, though we did read Green Eggs and Ham for a Green storytime I did last St. Paddy’s Day. I’m definitely going to have to make these for future use. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Ooooh! When I saw your picture of one of the eggs on Twitter I was hoping it was for a Dr Seuss activity. So cute!

    Btw, thank you so much for mentioning my Dr Seuss post. I am still working on adding more ideas ~ I think it is going to be an on-going process within several different posts! Lol

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