## Cat in the Hat

 Subjects Arts & Humanities Mathematics Grades Pre K K-2 3-5
 Brief Description Recreate the Cat in the Hat's unique chapeau with tasty treats! Objectives Students create a color pattern and use it in the formation of a "Cat in the Hat" hat. become familiar with Dr. Seuss' book The Cat in the Hat. tell about their pattern in a variety of forms (paper tearing, color sheet, or in written form). Keywords Dr. Seuss, craft, pattern, author, cat, library Materials Needed The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss LifeSavers candy frosting Necco Wafers candy or circular tag paper Popsicle sticks or toothpicks white paper variety of scraps of colored paper Lesson Plan In Vickie Leaf's lesson "Cat in the Hat," students explore the book by Dr. Seuss and then design a pattern for the Cat's hat. They create their designs with candy and frosting, using kinesthetic skills to enhance learning. This lesson is the first of twelve Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans that combine the author's books with subjects other than language arts, especially art! Assessment Students will be informally evaluated on their completion of the LifeSaver hats, the pattern created by the LifeSaver candies, and the expression of the pattern in another art form. Lesson Plan Source Ilalko Elementary, Auburn, Washington National Standards FINE ARTS: Visual Arts NA-VA.K-4.6 GRADES K - 4 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines LANGUAGE ARTS: EnglishNL-ENG.K-12.1NL-ENG.K-12.2 GRADES K - 12 Reading for Perspective Reading for Understanding MATHEMATICS: AlgebraNM-ALG.PK-2.1 GRADES Pre-K - 2 Understand Patterns, Relations, and Functions NM-ALG.3-5.1 GRADES 3 - 5 Understand Patterns, Relations, and Functions MATHEMATICS: ConnectionsNM-CONN.PK-12.3 GRADES Pre-K -12 Recognize and Apply Mathematics in Contexts Outside of Mathematics Click to return to this week's Lesson Planning article, By the Book -- Activities for Book Week! See additional Book Week ideas from our Celebrate Childrens Book Week archive. Links last updated 02/28/2012