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The first week of March is special to many. It's a sign that days are getting longer and spring is near. It's also a week where many schools and communities celebrate Read Across America.  
The National Education Association (NEA) held the first Read Across America in 1998. While the official holiday is on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, many schools and communities celebrate throughout the entire week.
Celebrate this week or any day with one of Dr. Seuss's classic stories. His books are loved by readers of all ages. In each of his books, Dr. Seuss invites his readers to imagine and explore his world of original characters and engaging stories.
Here's a craft you can make with your little one to celebrate Dr. Seuss and one of our favorite books One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.



To start lay down a piece of easel paper on your work surface. This will help keep your area clean when you begin to dot your hand shapes.

Making Your Fish


Trace your child's hand over a piece of paper and cut it out, repeat tracing and cutting out the hand shape four times.

Take one of your Dab and Dot markers and begin to dot the hand shape. Dot the entire hand shape with one color.

Repeat this with your other markers and hand shapes. Using one marker color per hand. 

Take the yellow dotted hand and turn it on its side so the thumb is facing down and the fingers to the right. With your black NOYO crayon draw and eye, smile, and some gills. Repeat with the blue fish.

With your red and green fish turn the hand shape so the thumb is facing up and the fingers to the left. Draw eyes, gills, and a mouth on these two fish.

With a glue stick, attach the fish to your paper starting with the yellow fish at the top. The order of the fish should be yellow. green, red, blue/ Have fun layering your fish so they overlap.

Write One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by each of the fish.
We'd love to see how you celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #doodlehog when you post photos of your celebrations on social media.

Have a great week celebrating Read Across America!
♥ The Doodle Hog Team

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