(tot school tuesday) dr. seuss lorax truffela tree activity

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’ upcoming birthday on March 2nd, we made a few Lorax inspired truffela trees for tot school this week. We’ve done similiar beading activities, which don’t seem to hold Logan’s attention for too long anymore, but pretend they are trees from one of his favorite books and it becomes a new game that he can play for hours. I love how imaginative he is at this age! I plan on taking this activity with us on our 4 hour flight to Disney World on Friday, along with some of our other busy bags. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Activity: Lorax Trufella Tree Fine Motor Skill/Color Matching

(learning objective: color identification, fine motor skills, language development)


The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Large Pom Poms & Pipe Cleaners (color coordinating)

Small Beads (color coordinating)

Hot Glue Gun


Hot glue large pom poms to color coordinating pipe cleaners (adults only). Sort out 10 matching beads for each pipe cleaner and have your child string the beads, according to the color, on each truffela tree. You can practice counting with your child and identifying colors. Don’t forget to read The Lorax book as part of the activity!

Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)

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Fine print: This post contains an affiliate link. All supplies used in this project were given to me, free of cost, by craftprojectideas.com. I was not compensated for this post.

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  1. This is such an easy activity, and one that kids would absolutely love. Wonderful idea!
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  2. Beth T. says:

    What a great idea! It’s so nice to see activities that can be put together in a reasonable amount of time and which will delight kids even as they are teaching them.

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